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 2017 winner of the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is:


Charles A. Lucy, FCIC
University of Alberta

Charles (Chuck) Lucy is a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. Lucy is a passionate teacher who has taught classes of 400+ freshman students to discovery based graduate lectures, but his primary teaching has been introductory analytical chemistry. He is a contributing author to Daniel Harris’s Quantitative Chemical Analysis, the most popular textbook in the field. He has previously received the Faculty of Science Teaching Innovation Award; the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; and has been named a 3M National Teaching Fellow and inducted into the WACE Co-op Hall of Fame.

Lucy has organized many W.E. Harris Teaching Workshops that bring instructors from across Western Canada together to discuss the teaching of chemistry, and many chemistry education symposia at the CSC meetings, Pittcon and Pacifichem.

Lucy has supervised over 35 graduate and 40 undergraduate research students, which has led to co-authorship of over 155 articles and 480 presentations on analytical chemistry, separation science and chemistry education. His research recognitions include: the W.A.E. McBryde Medal and Maxxam Award; the International Ion Chromatography Achievement Award; and a Killam Annual Professorship.

Past Winners

2016
Glen R. Loppnow
University of Alberta

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