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The Montréal Medal/Médaille de Montréal is presented as a mark of distinction and honour to a resident of Canada who has shown significant leadership in or has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada.

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The 2019 winner of the Montréal Medal/Médaille de Montréal is:

Cathleen M. Crudden, FCIC
Queen’s University

Cathleen Crudden, FCIC, obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and PhD at the University of Ottawa, part of which was carried out at Osaka University in Japan. Crudden began as an assistant professor at University of New Brunswick in 1996 and was granted tenure in 2000.  She took up the position of Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University.  In her first year at Queen’s, Crudden was awarded a Premier’s Research and Excellence Award and a Chancellor’s Research Award.  She was awarded one of only 8 NSERC Accelerator Awards given in all areas of Chemistry in Canada, a Catalysis Society Lecture Award and is P.I. on a $1.6 million CREATE grant.  She has been awarded visiting research professorships in Spain and Japan at Nagoya and Kyoto Universities, respectively.  She is a Fellow of the CIC.

Crudden served on the CSC Board of Directors as the director for the Catalysis, Surface Science and Protective Coatings Divisions and in 2012 as CSC president.  She has also served on the Editorial Board for ACCN.  She served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Canadian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Record, a journal of the Japan Chemical Journal Forum.  Crudden was one of four Canadian representatives on the organizing committee for the 2010 and 2015 Pacifichem congress.   

Past Winners


Robert B. Magee

The Woodbridge Group
Society: CIC

Neil Burford, FCIC

University of Victoria
Society: CIC

Kim M. Baines, FCIC

Western University
Society: CIC

B. Mario Pinto, FCIC

Simon Fraser University
Society: CIC

Robert Prud’homme, FCIC

Université de Montréal
Society: CIC