The Chemistry Department offers the following Awards of Merit:

Susan Boyd Endowed Prize for Excellence in Chemistry:
Established by Dr. Boyd’s family on the occasion of her retirement from Mount Saint Vincent University to recognize her distinguished record of achievement and her dedication to her students. This prize will be presented annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, has completed a minimum of three units of coursework in chemistry, and who intends to pursue advanced study in chemistry or teach chemistry at the secondary level. Students can request an application by contacting the Administrative Assistant, Department of Chemistry, via email –

The Sister Mary Evelyn Award:
Awarded by the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, to recognize Sister Mary Evelyn, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. On the recommendation of the chemistry faculty, this award will be given to a chemistry major in her or his third year or who has completed at least 10 units of credit with a GPA of at least 3.5.

The L. McDonald Memorial Award:
Awarded annually to a returning student who has shown outstanding achievement in chemistry courses and who is enrolled in a program of studies requiring at least a minor in chemistry.

The Sister Patricia Mullins Award in Chemistry:
Inaugurated by the chemistry department to recognize and to commemorate the years of distinguished service which Sister Mullins gave as a teacher, researcher and administrator at the Mount. This financial award and certificate is presented annually to a full-time returning student in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Applied Human Nutrition) program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in CHEM 1011 and 1012 and other entry-level courses.

The Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal
Each year the CSC awards one silver-plated medal to the top student at each Canadian University who are entering their final year of chemistry, biochemistry or related programs.

Previous Award Winners

Susan Boyd Award

2017: Kosuke Kanayama
2016: Chelsey Williams
2015: Brittany Marsh
2014: Matthew Timm
2013: Not awarded
2012: Alyssa Jaeshke
2011: Martin Sichinga
2010: Amanda Pilgrim
2009: Alicia DeBaie and Earl Cook
2008: Alya Arabi and Jake Yorke

The Sister Mary Evelyn Award

2017: Taylor Wilson
2016: Kosuke Kanayama
2015: Leanne Ingram
2014: Matthew Timm
2013: Matthew Timm
2012: Sean Jay Kelly
2011: Jessica Sanford
2010: Earl Cook
2009: Emma Higgins
2008: Matt Loranger
2007: Jake Yorke
2006: Frank MacDonald
2005: Diane Mataija
2004: Lesek Webber
2003: Jennifer Lévesque
2002: Belquis Mothana
2001: Sarah Conrad

The L. McDonald Memorial Award

2017: Madeline Doig
2016: Rachel Witt
2015: Tiffany Richards
2014: Leanne Ingram
2013: Devon Mills
2012: Matthew Timm
2011: Alyssa Jaeshke
2010: Jessica Sanford
2009: Amanda Pilgrim
2008: Eric Joy and Amy Morris
2007: Heather Cosh
2006: Karina Carneiro
2005: Sarah Beaton
2004: Sharon Chandrasegaram
2003: Heather Smith
2002: Sarah Conrad
2001: Geraldine Gomez

The Sister Patricia Mullins Award in Chemistry

2017: Yuka Yamazaki and Emily Wright
2016: Sage Dixon
2015: Rachel Witt
2014: Tatyana Danylyshyn
2013: Victoria Godin and Esther Adsett
2012: Devon Mills
2011: Melanie Riley
2010: Rebecca Romo
2009: A. Kathleen MacAuley
2008: Kim Stinson
2007: Glynn Myers
2006: Caroline Tucker
2005: Frank MacDonald
2004: Nicole Richard
2003: Faye Watson
2002: Jennifer Lévesque