Canada International Award

Established 1975

The International Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding service and contributions in the international sphere to an industry that is based on chemistry, for its processes and/or services. This definition of industry includes not only traditional chemical companies focusing on chemical manufacture and distribution, but also industries such as biotechnology, coatings, crop protection, environmental services, fertilizer, food, mining/metal extraction, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pulp & paper and synthetic fibres.

Award Information

Nominations

The Award is managed by the SCI Canada Nominations Committee and is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding service and contribution. SCI membership is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.

Lecture Details

The award shall normally be presented at the annual SCI Canada Awards Dinner, typically held in early April, where the winner will be expected to attend and deliver a short acceptance speech. The winner may be invited to present a lecture at this event.

The award winner will also receive a plaque.

2021 Recipient - Dr Jimi Tjong, Ford Canada

Dr Tjong of Ford Canada leads the Powertrain Engineering, Research and Development Centre (PERDC) at Windsor Essex in partnership with Canada’s leading Universities. He is known globally for his pioneering and innovative ideas, vision and leadership in making the global transportation value chain greener and sustainable, including low carbon fuel and low carbon lightweight and functional materials.

The award was presented at the SCI Canada Awards in March 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • Outstanding service
    • Economic and/or market leadership
    • Social and/or environmental leadership
    • SCI membership is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.
    Career Stage
    • Senior
    Areas
    • An industry that is based on chemistry, for its processes and/or services

Timetable

Nominations open TBC
Nominations close 30 September

Additional Information

Code of Ethics for Members

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