Purvis Memorial Award

Established 1947

This award recognizes is presented to an individual for significant strategy development and successful implementation within the Canadian chemical Industry. Read more on Arthur Purvis.

Award Information

Award History

The Beilby Medal and Prize was established in 1930 in honour of Sir George Beilby. Sir Beilby's long and remarkable career as scientist and industrialist was marked by an enduring interest in the twin concerns of fuel economy and smoke abatement. His dedication and energetic research had great significance for the fuel and metal industries, and produced far-reaching advantages for society. He was SCI World President in 1898 and contributed greatly to SCI's growth in Scotland. A Beilby Memorial Fund to reward exceptional research was raised in his honour by subscription.

Nominations

The Medals Committee of the SCI America Executive Committee. Nominees should not include active officers or Executive Committee members of the Section. Nominees not selected for the award in any given year may continue to be considered for two years after the original nomination.

Lecture Details

2021: The winner receives £1000 along with a medal and certificate. The 2021 Beilby Medal and Prize is being administered by the RSC and details about the lecture will be published in due course.

2020: Professor Xuan was presented with his prize at the Beilby Medal and Lecture 2020 event on 2 December, where he also gave a talk entitled ‘Tailoring Future Renewable Fuel Systems for Net Zero UK’.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • Recipients of the Purvis Memorial Award are men and women who have made a major contribution to the development and implementation of particular and distinctive business or technical strategies. These strategies must have resulted in the strengthening of Canadian industry or academic or research institutions in the field of chemistry.
    • Naturally, in today's diversified and complex industrial environment, this definition of 'chemical industry' embraces not only traditional chemical companies focusing on chemical manufacture and distribution, but also industries such as biotechnology, coatings, crop protection, environmental services, fertilizer, food, mining/metal extraction, oil/gas, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pulp/paper and synthetic fibres.
    • Membership of SCI is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.
    Career Stage
    • Award winners are likely to be in senior managerial positions in Canadian industry. They may also be Canadian academics with a clear industry connection and who have had strategic influence on Canadian industry.
    Areas
    • TBC
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Timetable

Nominations open TBC
Nominations close 30 September

Additional Information

Beilby Medal and Prize flyer 2017
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