About MSED

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division (MSED) of the Chemical Institute of Canada is dedicated to promoting the interests of the Canadian polymer science and engineering communities. It also collaborates in organizing symposia at the annual conferences of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), and recognizes excellence in polymer research at all levels with annual faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards. View the MSED division’s charter.

Volume 1 | Issue 1 | October 2021

MSED executive

Executive members at large:

Additional roles:

Upcoming macromolecular science and engineering events in Canada ​

CIC Virtual

Wednesdays at 1:30 PM ET

Date to come, Gananoque, Ontario

July 17-22, 2022, Winnipeg, Manitoba

MSED awards​

The MSED sponsors annual faculty, graduate, and undergraduate awards that recognize excellence in research at all levels.

The MSED Award (for university faculty) is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. This award is administered directly by the Chemical Institute of Canada. The yearly application deadline for the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award is July 2.

The Graduate Award in Polymer Chemistry is open to all graduate students who are currently pursuing either a master’s or doctorate degree in the area of polymer science or polymer engineering at a Canadian university. The 2021 application deadline for the Graduate Award in Polymer Chemistry is December 3. For more information, contact Dr. Chantal Paquet, National Research Council of Canada at

The Undergraduate Thesis Award recognizes an outstanding thesis in the field of polymer science and engineering, undertaken during the academic school year as part of the student’s undergraduate degree requirement. The yearly application deadline for the Undergraduate Thesis Award is mid-June. For more information, contact Dr. Jordan Wosnick, Centennial College at

Recent award winners

2020 MSED Graduate Award

CSC 2019 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the annual CSC meeting in Québec City in June.

Oral presentation awardees:

Poster presentation awardees:

2019 MSED Graduate Award

2018 MSED Graduate Award