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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 2020 winner of the Montréal Medal/Médaille de Montréal is:

Bruce Lennox, FCIC
McGill University

R.B. Lennox is the Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry at McGill University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and the CIC. He served as President of the CSC and as Chair of the CIC, and currently serves as the Program Chair of the 2021 CCCE/IUPAC Conference.

He is an award-winning teacher and has had a career-long interest in teaching and learning innovations in Organic Chemistry, Advanced Materials, and Nanoscience. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of nanomaterials. He has also championed Green Chemistry and sustainability sciences both at McGill and across Canada.

Prior to his current position of Dean of Science, Lennox served as the Chair of the Dept. of Chemistry, lead of McGill’s Transformative Research and Innovation white paper, and co-Chair of the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life. He currently serves as the Academic Lead of the $700M transformation of Montreal’s former Royal Victoria Hospital into an international centre for Sustainability Sciences and Public Policy. External to McGill, he has served as Chair of the NSERC Chemistry Evaluation Group as well as a member of grant panels for the National Research Council of Canada and Science Foundation Ireland.

Past Winners


Cathleen M. Crudden, FCIC

Queen's University
Society: CIC

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