Sponsored by the E.W.R. Steacie Endowment Fund (Supported by the CSC Board and some Subject Divisions of the CIC and CSC)

The E.W.R. Steacie Award is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2022 winner of the E.W.R. Steacie Award is:



Linda F. Nazar
University of Waterloo

Professor Linda Nazar received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Exxon Research Labs in Annandale, N.J. She joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she is a Chemistry professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials, and Distinguished Research Professor. Nazar is known for her research on electrochemical energy storage with topics that span Li-ion batteries, “beyond Li-ion”, and solid state electrolytes/batteries.  She has co-authored ~ 260 publications garnering over 58,000 citations. She is on the Web of Science’s Highly Cited Researcher Lists from 2014-2021, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (London & Canada).

Nazar is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of several international awards including the MRS Medal, the Battery Research Award from the Electrochemical Society, the August-Wilhem von Hofman Lectureship (Germany Chemical Society), the International Battery Association award and the International Automotive Lithium Battery award. She has been a member of the Joint Centre for Energy Storage Research (USA) since 2013. She has spent sabbaticals at UCLA; the Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials and the CNRS in France; she was a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology and is currently a Visiting Liebig Professor at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.    

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Past Winners

2021

Roderick E. Wasylishen, MCIC

University of Alberta
Society: CSC
2020

Mark Lautens, FCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CSC
2019

Douglas W. Stephan

University of Toronto
Society: CSC
2018

Josef Zwanziger

Dalhousie University
Society: CSC
2017

Jillian Buriak

University of Alberta
Society: CSC
2016

Richard Oakley, FCIC

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC
2015

William Cullen

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC
2014

A. B. P. Lever

York University
Society: CSC
2013

Lewis E. Kay

University of Toronto
Society: CSC