CIC Medal

Sponsored by the CIC, 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 2017 winner of the CIC Medal is:


Eugenia Kumacheva
University of Toronto

Eugenia Kumacheva is the Canada Research in Advanced Polymer Materials (Tier 1) at the University of Toronto with an international reputation for her interdisciplinary research in the field of "soft matter". Current research in the Kumacheva group includes six major themes: polymer materials science (including gels and hybrid polymer-inorganic materials), nanoscience, self-assembly, microfluidics, and fate of CO2 in liquid reactive and non-reactive environments. Her achievements have been recognized by the University of Toronto by being named the Inventor of the Year in 2012 and a University Professorship (a distinction reserved for <2% of the Faculty) in 2013. She has received many national awards and honours including the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award and the Clara Benson Award. She was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 and Royal Society (U.K.) and received a Killam Research Fellowship in 2010. Her international awards include a Schlumberger Scholarship (UK), a Chorafas Foundation Award in Physics and Engineering, a Humboldt Research Award, and the 2009 L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

Past Winners

2016
Stephen G. Withers, FCIC
University of British Columbia

2015
Axel D. Becke, FCIC, Dalhousie University
Presented by Bruce Lennox, FCIC, CIC Chair (right)

2014
Douglas W. Stephan
University of Toronto

2013
Mark Lautens
University of Toronto