Jailson Lima was presented with the Beaumier Award For High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers at a special awards ceremony on October 4, 2018 at Vanier College. Sponsored by the Beaumier Churcott Foundation, the Beaumier Award is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching chemistry at the high school or CÉGEP level and to encourage and promote chemistry at the high school and CÉGEP level in Canada.
Lima started the Art & Science Project, which uses a cross-disciplinary integration between visual arts and the natural sciences to promote a deeper understanding of the role of models in chemistry by enhancing student engagement, sparking curiosity, and conveying an emotional significance to the material. His pedagogical approach has been presented at both local and international conferences, in journal articles, and on the website of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Lima’s work has caught the attention of universities in both Canada and Germany and continues to evolve through fruitful partnerships and collaborations with them and others.
Fabien Hamerer, Montreal CIC Local Section Chair (left) presents Jailson Lima (second from left) with his Beaumier Award. Also in attendance are Vanier College’s Annie-Claude Banville Academic Dean and John McMahon, Director General.
Samples of Art & Science Projects.