Canada annual awards ceremony and dinner

SCI’s Canada International Group held its Annual Awards Ceremony and dinner on 25 March 2010. The award winners were:

Canada Medal
Presented to David Dolphin OC FCIC, for outstanding service to a Canadian industry. Recognised worldwide for his work, as the VP Technology Development at Quadra Logic Technologies (QLT) he developed and commercialised discoveries made at the University of British Columbia in age-related macular degeneration, cancer and other debilitating diseases.

International Award
This award is given to acknowledge outstanding service to an industry in the international sphere. Recipient Gerald R Sullivan has three decades of academic and entrepreneurial accomplishments relating to the development and commercialisation of real-time control, optimisation and management decision tools with application to the global petrochemical industry.

Kalev Pugi Award
Presented for specific R&D projects during the previous 10-15 years, that embody the qualities of creativity and determination, good experimental design and project management, and which have had a significant beneficial impact on the sponsoring company or on society. Award winner Elizabeth Edwards has achieved international recognition for her pioneering research on how biological processes affect pollutants in the environment.

Purvis Memorial Award
The Purvis Memorial Award is given for major contributions to the development and implementation of strategies resulting in the strengthening of Canadian industry, academic or research institutions. It was presented to Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. Joe has developed practical chemistry courses, emphasising the applications of chemistry to everyday life. Through his books and articles, television and radio appearances, ‘Dr Joe’ is an outstanding educator, an engaging communicator and an enthusiastic spokesperson for chemistry as a science.

Julia Levy Award
This award recognises successful commercialisation of innovation in Canada, in the field of bio-medical science and engineering. Award winner Dr Santerre’s knowledge of the body’s inflammatory systems allowed him to program surface biocompatibility into raw plastic resins, well before medical device production. This has given University of Toronto spin-off company, Interface Biologics Inc (IBI), which he co-founded in 2001, three core platform technologies and a full product development plate.

‘These awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of strategies that have resulted in the strengthening of Canadian industry, academic, or research institutions in chemistry,’ said SCI Awards Chair and GKCI President Graham Knowles.

  • The picture shows Student Award Winners Paul Johnson, Carleton University; Alexandre Guertin, Royal Military College of Canada; Tea Tancev, University of Toronto; Julia DiLabio, Carleton University; Anthony Veloso, University of Toronto; Hans Jen Han Shih, University of Toronto; Anthony Tavarez ; Mr Uvaraj.

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