25 March 2021

SCI Canada Awards

Organised by:

SCI Canada and RDC (Responsible Distribution Canada)

Toronto, Canada

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.


SCI statement regarding COVID-19 and the SCI Canada Awards Dinner 2020 - Friday 13 March, 2020

SCI has been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We are aware of the severity of the situation and nothing is more important to SCI than the health and safety of our members and partners.

We have been following both government advice, guidance from public health authorities, and feedback from partner organisations. It is after careful consideration and consultation with our members and partners, that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 SCI Canada Awards Dinner.  

We are disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our friends, partners and students, but we feel it is the correct decision based on increased concerns worldwide about COVID-19.

We plan to reschedule the Awards Dinner to March 2021. Upon confirmation of this date, we propose to transfer your booking to the rescheduled date, or issue full refunds to those who are unable to attend on this date.

Thank you to everybody for your engagement with the SCI Canada Awards Dinner this year. We look forward to being able to hold this event next year, and bring academia, industry and business together to recognise and celebrate achievements in chemical industry.

If you have any questions regarding your booking, please feel free to contact us suzanne@rdcanada.ca.

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.

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

Afternoon Seminar

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.


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)
Understanding the Chemistry of Cannabis Flower and Novel Cannabis-Based Edibles, Beverages, and Topicals
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

970 Dixon Road
M9W 1J9

Conference Team

+44 (0)20 7598 1561



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

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

Accredited cpd event - The CPD Standards Office