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King’s Professor Receives National Award in Chemical Education

Jun 03, 2019
Left to right: past president of C3 Bruno Cinel (TRU), award winner Peter Mahaffy (King's), current president of C3 Jimmy Lowe (BCIT)  Photo credit: Bill Blann
Left to right: past president of C3 Bruno Cinel (TRU), award winner Peter Mahaffy (King's), current president of C3 Jimmy Lowe (BCIT)
Photo credit: Bill Blann

Dr. Peter Mahaffy has received the 2019 College Chemistry Canada (C3) Award in Chemical Education.

The award is given annually to honour a person who has made substantial contributions to enhancing the quality chemical education at the post-secondary level.

Dr. Bruno Cinel, associate professor of chemistry at Thompson Rivers University and past president of C3, presented the award at the annual C3 conference. “With heartfelt congratulations, chemistry educators nationwide through College Chemistry Canada bestow their highest honour, the 2019 C3 Award in Chemical Education, to Dr. Peter Mahaffy. Thank you for all you do to inspire, mentor, and encourage chemists everywhere,” proudly said Cinel.

Mahaffy says receiving the award was a “humbling surprise.”

“I am always inspired by the work of C3 chemistry educators across Canada with students from very diverse walks of life and with a wide range of career goals. I am grateful for the inspiration I receive every day from energizing and imaginative students in King’s classrooms, labs, and our King’s Centre for Visualization in Science,” says Dr. Peter Mahaffy.

This is the 12th national award C3 has given over the years.

C3 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of chemistry education primarily at the college and university level.

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