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The CIC Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada, this is the CIC’s top award.

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The 2020 winner of the CIC Medal is:

Jonathan Abbatt, MCIC
University of Toronto

Jon Abbatt is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto.  He is an atmospheric chemist, working at the interface of chemistry and atmospheric science in both the laboratory and the field. His focus is on studies of the fundamental chemistry underlying environmental phenomena, including atmospheric ozone, urban haze, and the roles of aerosol particles in cloud formation and climate.  In the past few years, his attention has been largely on the chemistry of Arctic aerosol, wildfire emissions, and the indoor environment.  He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Geophysical Union.

Past Winners


Linda Nazar, O.C.

University of Waterloo
Society: CIC

André B. Charette, FCIC

Université de Montréal
Society: CIC

Eugenia Kumacheva

University of Toronto
Society: CIC

Stephen G. Withers, FCIC

University of British Columbia
Society: CIC

Axel D. Becke, FCIC

Dalhousie University
Society: CIC

Douglas W. Stephan, FCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CIC

Mark Lautens, FCIC

University of Toronto
Society: CIC