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LeSueur Memorial Award

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Established 1955

The LeSueur Memorial Award is presented to an individual for the development of technical excellence, in either a university/research institute or industrial setting in Canada. The contribution to Canadian industry, should be provided through chemical creativity and innovation. Read more on Ernest LeSueur.

Eligibility: There must be a benefit to Canada in a chemical-based industry. For the purposes of this award, 'industry' includes not only traditional chemical companies that focus on chemical manufacture and distribution, but also companies involved in bio-technology, coatings, crop protection, environmental services, fertilizer, food, mining/metal extraction, oil/gas, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pulp /paper and synthetic fibres. Although some of the work can have been completed outside Canada, the recipient must have a strong Canadian connection.

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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