Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Doctoral Research Award
for a PhD thesis in organic or bio-organic chemistry
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:
David Marcoux, MCIC
Bristol Myers Squibb
For research carried out at Université de Montréal (Advisor: André Charette, MCIC)
David received his BSc in chemistry in 2005 from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières working on the synthesis of anti-estrogens. He finished first in his class, which earned him scholarships including a Millennium Excellence Award and the Alfred Bader Award. After a four-month work term at Merck Frosst, Marcoux began his doctoral research with André B. Charette, FCIC, at the Université de Montréal. His work towards the synthesis and utility of tetraarylphophonium salts as a solubility control group as well as the stereoselective Rh(II)-catalyzed cyclopropanation of olefins using diazo reagents bearing two acceptor groups was published in high impact journals. For this research he has been rewarded with several scholarships such as NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships CGS M, PGS, and a Financière Manuvie Excellence Scholarship. He then joined the group of David A. Evans at Harvard University in 2010 as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow where he worked on the synthesis of complex natural products bearing spiro-imine structures. He recently joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as a research investigator.
Terms of Reference top
This award is presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant whose PhD thesis in the field of organic or bio–organic chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the 12-month period preceding the nomination deadline of July 2 and whose doctoral research is judged to be of outstanding quality.
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
Award: A framed scroll.
Submit a pdf file of the nomination package to the Awards Manager which contains:
- CSC Nomination Form
- CV of the nominee (maximum 9 pages, single sided, including list of publications)
- A brief synopsis of the doctoral thesis (maximum 10 double-spaced pages)
- Two letters of support from independent experts in the field assessing the significance of the thesis
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.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
- CSC Director of Awards as non-voting Chair
- Past Chair of the Biological-Medicinal Chemistry Division
- Past Chair of the Organic Chemistry Division
- Past two winners of the Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Doctoral Research Award
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW