17 April 2024

SCI Canada Awards

Organised by:

SCI Canada Group

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Registration Closed

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In April 2024, SCI is hosting the annual SCI Canada Awards Dinner, the premiere event in the SCI Canada calendar.

This event will build on the success of 2023 and will bring together key members of the chemical and industrial community to celebrate the achievements of both the SCI Canada Award Winners and Student Merit Award Winners. The Awards dinner is a prestigious networking event that is pivotal in bringing science and business together by enabling and enhancing connections between industry, chemical science and engineering professionals across the board.

Catalyzing Your Career event

This event will bring together students, early career scientists and industry representative for a high-energy speed networking experience.

Spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged. Click here to register: https://www.soci.org/events/canada-group/2024/catalyzing-your-career


Payment by credit card/online:

Individual seat: £110 (fixed at 4 March)
½ table: £550 (fixed at 4 March)
Table of 10: £1,100 (fixed at 4 March)

Invoice/bank transfer option:

Individual seat: $190 CAD per person
½ table: $950 CAD
Table of 10: $1,900 CAD

All registrations will automatically receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering for the event. Should you not receive written confirmation of your booking, please email conferences@soci.org.

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SCI Canada Award Winners and their supporters, SCI Canada Student Merit Award recipients and leaders from industry and academia.
SCI Canada Awards 2024 winners
    • Canada International Award - Prof. Dr. Bruno G. Pollet, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
    • Canada Medal - Dr Allen Eaves, STEMCELL Technologies
    • LeSueur Memorial Award - Dr Zhongxin Zhou, Formerly Gilead
    • Purvis Memorial Award - Oliver Technow, BioVectra
    • Kalev Pugi Award - Prof. Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University
    • Julia Levy Award - Prof. Christine Allen, University of Toronto
    • Outreach Award - Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology, SCWIST


Wednesday 17 April 2024

Networking drinks reception & canapes
Mountbatten Salon/Ballroom
Dinner guests seated
Mountbatten Ballroom
Introduction to the SCI Canada Awards and the role of the Nominations committee
Dr Ravi Ramachandran, Territory Head of R&D, Syngenta Canada, SCI Canada Committee
Welcome and Introduction
Sharon Todd, CEO, SCI
Recognition of Student Awards winners
Presentation of the Julia Levy Award
Prof. Christine Allen, University of Toronto
Presentation of the Purvis Memorial Award
Oliver Technow, BioVectra
Presentation of the The Kalev Pugi Award
Prof. Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University
Presentation of the International Award
Prof. Dr. Bruno G. Pollet, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Presentation of the Outreach Award
Society for Canadian Science & Technology (SCWIST)
Presentation of the LeSueur Memorial Award
Dr Zhongxin Zhou, formerly Gilead
Presentation of Canada Medal
Dr Allen Eaves, STEMCELL Technologies
Event close

Click here to view the 2023 programme.

Click here to view photos from SCI Canada Awards 2023.

Coverage from 2023 Seminar and Awards dinner



Canada Medal

Society of Chemical Industry - Canada Medal

2023 Winners
    • Canada Medal - Dr Paul Smith, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
    • Purvis Memorial Award - Rory Francis, CEO, PEI BioAlliance
    • LeSueur Memorial Award - Rupert Spence, DuPont Canada
    • International Award - Dr Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan OC, Process Research ORTECH Inc
    • Julia Levy - Prof. Pieter Cullis, The University of British Columbia
    • Kalev Pugi Award - Prof. Francesca Kerton, Memorial University
    • Outreach Award - Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
    • Prof. Geoffrey Rayner-Canham
      Chaim Christiana Andersen
      Rosalina Naqitarvik


For further information and prices about sponsorship, please email awards@soci.org.

Venue and Contact

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard St W
ON M5G 1Z4

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

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