CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award
Submit a Nomination: To nominate someone for this award, fill out the nomination form and submit your complete package as one pdf.
Consult the Terms of Reference
View the complete list of current and past winners
The 2012 winner is:
Charles S. Yeung, MCIC
For research carried out at Univeristy of Toronto(Advisor: Vy Dong)
Charles S. Yeung obtained his BSc Honours degree in 2006 from University of British Columbia where he worked with Laurel Schafer on asymmetric hydroamination, Alex Wang on DFT studies of carbon nanotubes, and Mark MacLachlan on self-assembled macromolecules. He has completed his doctoral studies with Vy Dong at the University of Toronto, where he has held a Julie-Payette NSERC Scholarship and André Hamer Postgraduate Prize. His research interests include low-valent transition metal activation of CO, catalytic oxidative C–H activations, and N-containing heterocycle synthesis. Yeung is currently an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Eric Jacobsen at Harvard University.
Terms of Reference top
This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student who has fulfilled all of the requirements for a PhD degree for graduation from a Canadian university in the 12‐month period preceding the nomination deadline of Sept 15. The formal convocation need not have occurred. In selecting candidates for the award, the Selection Committee shall be primarily concerned with demonstrated ability and achievements in research.
Deadline: September 15 of every year
Sponsor: Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC)
Award: A framed scroll, $2,000 (which includes travel expenses to present the lecture). If the award winner is not a member of the CIC/CSC, the award will also include one-year free membership to the society
Submit a pdf file of the nomination package to the Awards Manager which contains:
- CSC Nomination Form (the nomination form is required for nominees and nominator’s information only. Required documents are listed below, do not use those listed on the nomination form)
- Letter of support by the nominator
- A curriculum vitae, in which the nominee's research contributions are described according to the NSERC Guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellowships, Parts I and II. (Part I: list of contributions to research and development; Part II: brief description of the nominee's role in his/her three most significant contributions to research, and their significance and impact. See the NSERC website
- A brief synopsis of the doctoral thesis (maximum 10 pages, double-spaced)
- A copy of the official thesis appraisal from the external examiner. This document may be part of the official university thesis process or additional documentation requested by the nominator from the external examiner.
The recipient will be required to present an award lecture at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for this award.
- CSC Director of Awards as non-voting Chair
- Past or current Chair of the CCUCC
- Past or current Treasurer of the CCUCC
- To ensure breadth of expertise, one or more members of the CCUCC, appointed by the CCUCC Chair, and in the event of a conflict of interest by the CCUCC chair, the CCUCC Treasurer.
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