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Reg Friesen Student Oral Paper Competition

Sponsored by the Chemistry Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada

This competition is intended to encourage students to present papers of general interest concerning the following: critical evaluation of their educational experiences, innovative learning/teaching strategies and materials, and other topics that address chemistry or chemical engineering education. This is a non-technical presentation.


This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a chemical engineering program. Participants must submit their application by the deadline of October 1, 2021 in order to secure their participation in the Reg Friesen Student Oral Paper Competition.


October 1, 2021


1st prize: $350 and a certificate

2nd prize: $150 and a certificate

Abstract Submission

Abstract should include the title, presenter name(s), university, and a summary (100 to 200 words) for your talk. Submit an abstract including the title, presenter name(s), university, and a summary (100 to 200 words) of your talk. Participants are asked to submit through the student competition portal.

Talk Format

The oral presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length (depending on the number of participants) followed by a 2-3 minute question period.


There will be a panel of 3 judges representing industry, government, and academia.

Questions can be directed at and abstracts can be submitted when students register for the conference on the registration portal.

2021 Winners

1st Place
Mickael Dang,
University of Toronto
Towards a stable hyaluronan-based hydrogel as a biomimetic vitreous substitute

1st Place
Michael Wood, McGill University
Teaching the social considerations of materials engineering through podcasts