R. Bruce Lennox, FCIC, took office July 1 as the new Dean of the Faculty of Science at McGill University. Lennox joined the McGill faculty in 1987 and is currently Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry. He was former chair of the Department of Chemistry.

The call for nominations for the 2016 Beaumier High School/Cégep Chemistry Teachers Award deadline is Oct. 15. The award recognizes excellence in teaching chemistry at the high school or CÉGEP level while encouraging and promoting chemical studies. Submit at www.cheminst.ca/awards/cic-awards.
 
The call for nominations for the 2016 Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Award deadline is Sept. 15. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the year preceding the nomination deadline. Submit at www.cheminst.ca/awards/csc-awards.
 
The deadline for the CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards 2016 is Oct. 20. The Canadian National Committee for IUPAC (CNC-IUPAC) travel awards program assists young Canadian scientists and engineers who are within 10 years of having achieved their PhD and are currently working at a Canadian institute present a paper at a Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry-sponsored conference outside Canada. Apply at www.cnc-iupac.ca/awards_e.html

The SCI Canada Student Merit Award is awarded annually to the student who has achieved the highest standing in the fourth and final year of a chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering undergraduate program. In addition to completing such a program within four years, the recipient of the award must have attained a minimum average of 75 percent. For the list of 2015 winners visit www.cheminst.ca/awards/sci-canada-awards.

The 2016 Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Fellowship nominations must be submitted by Oct. 1. CIC Fellowships recognize the merits of members of the Constituent Societies of the CIC who have made outstanding contributions in the following areas: scientific, engineering and technical contributions; CIC, CSC, CSChE and CSCT activities; management of science, engineering or technology and teaching and mentoring and promotion of chemical public awareness.