Sponsored by the CIC Chemical Education Fund

The CIC Award for Chemistry Education is presented as a mark of recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering.

Deadline extension: September 1, 2021

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Alison Flynn

The 2021 winner of the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is:

Alison Flynn, MCIC
University of Ottawa
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Alison Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and a member of the Global Young Academy. Her work includes developing online learning tools as Open Education Resources to support student learning, including OrgChem101, a Growth & Goals Module, and eBooks for remote teaching. Her research group studies student learning in organic chemistry and the impacts of the Growth & Goals module. At the provincial level, she is a Director on eCampusOntario’s Board; this organization brings together the province’s universities and colleges to foster technology-enabled innovation, research, and excellence on behalf of and in collaboration with students. At the National level, she is the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Director of Accreditation and the inaugural associate editor for chemistry education research with the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. In all her work, she is committed to helping students succeed in their chosen careers and goals.

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Past Winners


Nola Etkin, MCIC

University of Prince Edward Island
Society: CIC

W. Stephen McNeil

University of British Columbia at Okanagan
Society: CIC

Margaret-Ann Armour, C.M., FCIC

University of Alberta
Society: CIC

Charles A. Lucy, FCIC

University of Alberta
Society: CIC

Glen R. Loppnow

University of Alberta
Society: CIC

David Stone

University of Toronto
Society: CIC

Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj

University of Calgary
Society: CIC

Stanislaw Skonieczny

University of Toronto
Society: CIC