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Recognizing Excellence

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science recognizes academic excellence in both teaching and learning. Annually, our best students receive a place on the Dean's List, and the Faculty honours our best educators with awards. For a list of current and past recipients, please visit the Faculty of Science Excellence and Awards page.

Faculty Awards – received and held since 2008
Dr. T. G. Back Dr. T. Baumgartner Dr. W. Benoit
Dr. C. P. Berlinguette Dr. V. I. Birss Dr. A. Causton
Dr. T. Chivers Dr. P. D. Clark Dr. D. T. Cramb
Dr. D. Derksen Dr. B. Heyne Dr. I. R. Hunt
Dr. B. A. Keay Dr. C. H. Langford Dr. C.-C. Ling
Dr. R. Marriott Dr. H. Osthoff Dr. W. E. Piers
Dr. D. Salahub Dr. G. K. H. Shimizu Dr. T. C. Sutherland
Dr. V. Thangadurai Dr. K. Thurbide Dr. S. Trudel
Dr. T. Ziegler


Thomas G. Back

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry (2014)
  • Alfred Bader Award for Excellence in Research in Organic Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2008)

Thomas Baumgartner

  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Research (2013)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2013)
  • Invitation Fellowship (short term), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2011)
  • New Faculty Award, Alberta Ingenuity (2007-2010)

Wendy Benoit

  • Teaching Excellence Award: Honourable Mention, Students’ Union (2014)
  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching (2012)

C. P. Berlinguette (relocated to UBC in 2013, now adjunct)

  • Calgary's Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Magazine (2012)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2011-2013)
  • CNC-IUPAC Travel Award (2011)
  • Tier II Canada Research Chair (2008-2013)
  • New Faculty Award, Alberta Ingenuity (2007-2010)

Viola I. Birss

  • Tier I Canada Research Chair, renewal (2011-2018)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2011)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science and Technology, ASTECH (2010)

Ashley Causton

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry (2013)
  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching (2011)

Tristram Chivers (Emeritus)

  • Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science Award, ASTech (2008)
  • EaSTChem Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland (2009)

Peter D. Clark

  • Katz Award, Gas Processors Association, USA (2008)

David T. Cramb

  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching – Established Career (2014)
  • Thermo-Fischer Spectroscopy Award (2010)
  • Elected Fellow (FCIC), Chemical Institute of Canada (2009)
  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Research (2008)

Darren Derksen

  • Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, Thieme Chemistry (2014)
  • Junior Research Chair in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Calgary (2014-2019)

Belinda Heyne

  • CNC-IUPAC travel award (2014)
  • IUPAC young investigator award (2009)

Ian R. Hunt

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry (2015)
  • UofC Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, Inducted into Hall of Fame (2010)
  • UofC Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, Honourable mention (2008)

B. A. Keay

  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Service (2013)

Cooper H. Langford (Emeritus)

  • Environment and Sustainability Award, APEG (2011)
  • Achievement in Science Award, ASTech (2010)

Chang-Chun Ling

  • Alberta/Pfizer Translational Research Fund Award (2014/2015)
  • New Faculty Award, Alberta Ingenuity (2007-2010)

Robert Marriott

  • Tier II NSERC ASRL Industrial Research Chair (2012-2017)

Hans Osthoff

  • New Faculty Award, Alberta Ingenuity (2008-2011)

Warren E. Piers

  • Catalysis Award, Chemical Institute of Canada (2014)
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair (2013-2020)
  • NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator Supplement (2013)
  • Killam Research Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts (2012-2014)
  • Schlenk Lecture Award, University of Tübingen (2011)
  • Elected Fellow (FCIC), Chemical Institute of Canada (2009) 

Dennis Salahub

  • Honorary Professor, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China (2013)
  • Special issue of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry (2013)
  • J. C. Polanyi Award, The Canadian Society for Chemistry (2012)
  • Killam Research Leader Award, University of Calgary (2011)
  • Honorary Professor, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China (2011)

George K. H. Shimizu

  • Faculty of Science Excellence Award Research (2010)
  • Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemistry (2008)
  • NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator Supplement (2008)

Todd C. Sutherland

  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching (2009)

Venkataraman Thangadurai

  • Outstanding Innovation, Office of Technology Commercialization University of Maryland (2013)

Kevin Thurbide

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Chemistry (2012)

Simon Trudel

  • G. Ronald Brown Lecture Award, McGill University (2013)

Tom Ziegler

  • Senior Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2011)
  • CIC Medal, Canadian Institute of Chemistry (2010)
  • Tier I Canada Research Chair, renewal (2009-2016)
  • Almlöf-Gropen Lecture Award, University of Oslo, Norway (2009)
  • Lise Meitner-Minerva Lecture Award, Hebrew University, Israel (2008)