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The W. A. E. McBryde Medal is presented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.

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The 2023 winner of the W. A. E. McBryde Medal is:

Philip Britz-McKibbin, MCIC
McMaster University
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Philip Britz-McKibbin is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University. He is also an associate member of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster, as well as an affiliate member of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre – Canada’s national metabolomics network. He completed his BSc at the University of Toronto, his PhD at the University of British Columbia, and was a Japan Society for Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellow at Hyogo University. Dr. Britz-McKibbin’s research program focuses on developing new analytical methods for untargeted metabolite profiling and biomarker discovery using multiplexed capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry technology. His group has contributed new approaches for high throughput screening to identify novel small molecules of biological significance in complex samples with stringent quality control. His methods enable new discoveries in clinical medicine, exposure science and nutritional epidemiology with emphasis on early detection, disease prevention and population health.

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Past Winners


W. Russ Algar, MCIC

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Kagan Kerman, MCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CSC

Alexandre G. Brolo, MCIC

University of Victoria
Society: CSC

Jean-François Masson

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC

Juewen Liu

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Zhifeng Ding

Western University
Society: CSC

Aicheng Chen

Lakehead University
Society: CSC

Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC

Lars Konermann

Western University
Society: CSC

Aaron Wheeler

University of Toronto
Society: CSC