26 March 2020

SCI Canada Awards Dinner

Organised by:

SCI Canada and RDC (Responsible Distribution Canada)

Toronto, Canada

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SCI Canada will host its annual Awards Dinner in Toronto on March 26, 2020. The event recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to chemical science and engineering. “Our awards recognise top achievers and leaders in science and industry. The awards dinner is the event where we honour these individuals.” says Sharon Todd, CEO, SCI. In addition, SCI Canada will recognise the highest performing graduating undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering from universities across Canada.

SCI Canada Award Recipients

Canada Medal: Naushad Jamani
Naushad Jamani retired as SVP Olefins at Nova Chemicals in 2019 after over 30 years of service to the industry in Canada, including building Nova into the largest chemical company in Canada and its leading proponent of Responsible Care.

International Award: Dr Jimi Tjong
Dr Tjong of FORD Canada leads the Powertrain Engineering, Research and Development Centre (PERDC) at Windsor Essex in partnership with Canada’s leading Universities and 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.

Kalev Pugi Award: Prof Jamal Chaouki
Prof Chaouki of École Polytechnique de Montréal has a significant track record of industrially oriented research focused on the development of innovative technologies and processes for conversion of waste, biomass and complex raw materials to energy, fuels and chemicals.

LeSueur Memorial Award: Prof Laurel Schafer
Prof Schafer of the University of British Columbia is recognised for her work in amination processes and catalysis, and in enantioselective catalytic synthesis of biopolymers.

An afternoon seminar on the topic of Cannabis Chemistry and Business, attended by Canada Student Merit Award recipients and leaders from industry and academia, will take place directly preceding the Awards Dinner. Reflecting the SCI strapline where science meets business, there will be presentations on Fitness for Duty, an overview of Health Research on Cannabis and derived products, and Analytical Testing for effects on the Human Body.

This free seminar works to bring science and business together by enhancing connections between industry and chemical science and engineering professionals.

Download the SCI Canada Awards Dinner brochure (PDF, 1.43 MB)


SCI Canada Award Winners and their supporters, SCI Canada Student Merit Award recipients and leaders from industry and academia.

Afternoon Seminar Programme
Fitness for Duty
Aaron North, Vector Medical 
Overview of Health Research as it relates to Cannabis and Cannabis Derived Products
Lakshmi Kotra, University Health Network and TC3 Steering committee
Refreshments and networking
Analytical Testing for Cannabis and its Effects on the Human Body
Kathy Janzen of the Federation of Canada's Professional Chemists (FCPC)
CBD derivatives and the future of the industry
Kaveh Kahen of Sigma Analytical Services
Awards Dinner Programme
Networking reception
Welcome & Introduction - Sharon Todd, CEO, SCI
Welcome to Student Merit Award (SMA) Winners / Stand and be recognised
Presentation of 1st Award
Presentation of 2nd Award
Presentation of 3rd Award
Inauguration of Outreach Award
Presentation of Canada Medal

Venue and Contact

Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

970 Dixon Road
M9W 1J9


Afternoon Seminar

Seminar Delegate   Free

Awards Dinner

SCI Member Rate   $120
Non-Member Rate   $150
Sponsored Table (8 places)   $1,100
Student Rate   $50
Sponsored Student Place   $100