CIC Award for Chemistry Education

Sponsored by the CIC Chemical Education Fund, the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is presented as a mark of recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2016 winner of the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is:


Glen R. Loppnow
University of Alberta

Glen R. Loppnow is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the inaugural associate dean, learning and innovation, in the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta.  Previously, he has been a visiting staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, faculty associate with University Teaching Services at the University of Alberta, and associate chair (undergraduate) in chemistry.  He is also co-founder and chair of the Board for Onlea Corp., a non-profit company devoted to developing quality online learning opportunities.  During his career, Loppnow has focused on spectroscopic characterization of excited-state structural dynamics and the resulting photochemistry in biomolecular systems, particularly in nucleic acids.  In teaching and learning, he has a deep passion for developing evidence-based experiential and authentic learning opportunities for undergraduate students, and has taught introductory to graduate courses.  He is a recipient of a number of University of Alberta teaching and research awards, and currently occupies a Vargo Teaching Chair (2009-present) at the University of Alberta.  In 2009, he was named one of Canada's 3M National Teaching Fellows, the highest teaching honor in Canada.

Past Winners

2015
David Stone, University of Toronto
Presented by Judith Poe, FCIC, CEF Chair (right)

2014
Uttandaraman (U. T.) Sundararaj
University of Calgary

2013
Stanislaw Skonieczny
University of Toronto