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Kalev Pugi Award


Established 2002

The Kalev Pugi Award acknowledges exceptional achievements in research and development by an individual or team, which is of benefit to Canada. The technical excellence can be developed in a university, industrial setting or a research institution in Canada. Read more on Kalev Pugi.

The Award's focus covers not only products and processes in traditional chemical companies focusing on chemical manufacture and distribution, but also products and processes for industries such as bio-technology, coatings, crop protection, environmental services, fertilizer, food, mining/metal extraction, oil /gas, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pulp & paper and synthetic fibres.

Eligibility: The Kalev Pugi Award is made to an individual or team for specific research and development projects that have been performed during the previous 10-15 years. The projects must embody Pugi's own qualities of creativity and determination, good experimental design and project management. They must also have had a significant beneficial impact on the sponsoring company or institution, or on society as a whole

Membership in the Institute or SCI is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.

Description of Award: A plaque

Presented at: The award shall normally be presented at the annual CIC-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.

Frequency: Annual

Nomination Deadline: 30 September

Selected by:

  • SCI Canada Council Chair
  • SCI Canada Director of Awards
  • Other appointments as per approval by SCI Canada Chair
  • CIC Chair
  • CIC Executive Director (non-voting)

Sponsor: CIC/SCI Canada

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