The CIC has a long tradition of showcasing the talent this country produces in the chemical sciences, as a review of this year’s award winners will confirm.

The list includes University of Toronto Professor Molly Shoichet, who was honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as that organization’s 2019 Distinguished Woman. Levente Diosady, FCIC, a professor emeritus in the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering, became an Officer of the Order of Canada and also received CIC’s R.S. Jane Memorial Award for his exceptional achievements in chemical engineering. Tomislav Friščić, MCIC, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Chemistry, won CIC’s Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry as well as a Steacie Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.