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Robert G. Auld Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by the Robert G. Auld Fund

This competition allows students to speak on any aspect of chemical engineering. This can include work experience as well as a design or research project. This presentation if of a technical nature.


This competition is open to undergraduate 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 Robert G. Auld Student Paper Competition.


October 1, 2021


1st prize: $300 and a certificate

2nd prize: $200 and a certificate

3rd prize: $150 and a certificate

Abstract Submission

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 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/or 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
Holly Clarke, University of Ottawa
The influence of temperature on solids’ electrostatic charging

2nd Place
Jessica Thomas, University of Ottawa
Modelling of forward osmosis and pressure retarded osmosis processes

3rd Place
Erin Ng, University of Toronto
Development of liposomes for the encapsulation of iron to fortify hibiscus sabdariffa calyces beverage