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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The 2023 winner of the Environment Division Early Career Research Award is:

Tara Kahan,
University of Saskatchewan
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Tara Kahan obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Regina and a PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Toronto. Following postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California Irvine and the University of Colorado Boulder, Tara joined the chemistry department at Syracuse University as an assistant professor in 2012, and she is now an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. Tara’s research has two distinct foci. For the first, she combines kinetics measurements with spectroscopy and microspectroscopy to characterize the reaction environments presented by environmental condensed phases such as aerosols and ice. For the second, she uses laboratory and field measurements to investigate the oxidizing capacity of indoor air.


Past Winners


Cora Young, MCIC

York University
Society: CIC

Amila De Silva, MCIC

Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Society: CIC