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Professor receives Education Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Andy Dicks recognized for innovation in organic chemistry research and practice

Andy Dicks.

Andy Dicks is the 2018 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Award. Photo: Brian Summers.

Chemistry’s Andy Dicks, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, is the 2018 recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Award.

Selected by the Awards Committee of the RSC’s Education Division, this biennial prize recognizes a major contribution to education in the chemical sciences, over a sustained period of time. Dicks won this award for innovation in organic chemistry education research and practice, most significantly in the venue of teaching green chemistry principles to U of T undergraduate students via novel laboratory activities. The annual RSC awards ceremony will take place in London this summer.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community. The RSC prizes and awards celebrate the outstanding work happening in every corner of the scientific community. The prizes and awards recognize achievements by individuals, teams and organizations in advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Each year’s winners follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential and inspiring scientists.

Read the full citation for Andy Dicks’s RSC Education Award.