Sponsored by CIC Environment Division

The Environment Division Early Career Research Award recognizes an outstanding early career researcher who has made distinguished contributions in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering, while working in any sector in Canada, e.g., academia, government, industry, for-profit/not-for-profit, private/public sector. 

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Cora YoungThe 2022 winner of the Environment Division Early Career Research Award is:

Cora Young,
York University 
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Dr. Cora Young is an Associate Professor and the Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Young’s research team focuses on the development and use of state-of-the-science analytical techniques to probe chemical mechanisms relevant to pollutant fate, air quality (both outdoor and indoor), and climate change.

Dr. Young completed her PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Scott Mabury, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and was recently named as one of Chemical and Engineering News’ “Talented 12.” Her work has been widely covered in the media and she enthusiastically works with community organizations and the media to ensure the effective communication of environmental chemistry concepts.


Past Winners


Amila De Silva, MCIC

Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Society: CIC