CIC/SCI Canada Awards Honour Contributions in Chemical Industry

December 18, 2013

SCI Canada, the business forum of the Chemical Institute of Canada will host its annual awards dinner in Toronto on April 3, 2014. The event is in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical industry. Join us at this influential event to celebrate the achievements of your colleagues.

The UK-based Society for Chemical Industry (SCI) and the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) signed an agreement in October 2012 in which the SCI Canada Section merged with the CIC Economics and Business Management (EBM) Division. The merged association is now SCI Canada, the business forum of the CIC. “The strategic merger has enabled CIC to strengthen its growing relationships with industry leaders and has ultimately raised the profile of the CIC/SCI Awards Dinner,” David Fung, Chair CIC.

The new forum expands on SCI’s “where science meets business” mandate, by enhancing connections between industry and chemical science and engineering professionals. The forum is also an opportunity for SCI Canada to connect with CIC members from across the country, and to build on the traditional awards program run by SCI Canada.

SCI Canada rewards excellence in the field of chemistry and the chemical industry by presenting awards to industry and academic leaders for outstanding achievements they have made in business development. “Once again our awards will recognize top achievers and leaders in their chemical sectors.  The awards dinner is a prestigious event where we honour these individuals.” David Beckman, Chair, SCI Canada. In addition, SCI Canada recognizes the highest performing graduating undergraduate students each year in biochemistry, chemical engineering and chemistry from universities across Canada.

The 2014 awards will be given to Richard Paton, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, winner of the Canada Medal; Jean-François Huc, BioAmber, winner of the International Award; Robert Graham, Ensyn Corporation, winner of the Purvis Memorial Award; Grant Allen, University of Toronto, winner of the LeSueur Memorial Award; Franco Berruti, Western University, winner of the Kalev Pugi Award; and Gregory Penner, NeoVentures Biotechnology Inc., winner of the Julia Levy Award. Further information on the award winners can be found attached.

The awards reception and dinner will be preceded by the fourth annual afternoon Clean, Green and Sustainable Chemistry Seminar series, featuring leaders from industry. Reflecting the SCI motto of “where science meets business,” seminar speakers will focus on successes in the chemical industry. Introduced in 2011, the afternoon seminar will continue to provide a stimulating panel discussion along with valuable networking opportunities.

For more infomation view the SCI Awards, CIC/SCI Canada Seminar and Awards Dinner or the Full Press Release .

WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Seminar - 13:00, Reception - 18:00, Dinner - 19:00

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto, Ont.

For more information contact:

Michelle Payne
Chemical Institute of Canada
(613)232-6252, ext. 235