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.

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