Awards and Accolades

Many of the department members have been recognized for their excellence in teaching, graduate mentoring, research, and service. In addition to the many honors and awards that have been received by faculty members (some of which are listed below), several of the research and teaching support staff have been honored with Faculty of Science, University, National, and International awards. 

International Awards

  • Golay Award
  • Heinrich Emanuel Merck Prize
  • The Research Corporation (Research Innovation and Cottrell Awards)
  • Roy L. Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Sloan Fellowship
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) and its division awards including:
    • The American Chemical Society Pure Chemistry Award
    • The Chemical Instrumentation Award
    • The Field and Franklin Award (Mass Spectrometry)
    • The Spectrochemical Analysis Award

National Awards

  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship
  • AstraZeneca Award in Chemistry
  • Canada Council Killam Research fellowship
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
  • Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Steacie Prize
  • Gerhard Herzberg Award (Spectroscopy Society of Canada)
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry and the Chemical Institute of Canada Awards including:
    • The Alcan Lecture Award
    • The Bernard Belleau Award
    • CIC Medal
    • Clara Benson Award
    • Fisher Scientific Award
    • John C. Polanyi Lecture Award
    • Maxxam Award
    • Merck Centre for Therapeutic Research Award
    • Merck-Sharpe-Dohme Lecture Award
    • Montreal Medal
    • Noranda Lecture Award
    • R. U. Lemieux Award
    • Syntex Lecture Award
    • Union Carbide Award
    • The W.A.E. McBryde Medal

University of Alberta Awards

  • Alberta Centennial Medal
  • Faculty of Science Research Award
  • Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award
  • J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research
  • Kathleen Klawe Prize for Excellence in Teaching Large Classes
  • Killam Annual Professorship
  • Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring
  • McCalla Research Professorship
  • Martha Cook Piper Research Prize
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award
  • Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • The University Cup for Teaching and Research