This week on December 5, Molly Shoichet was named the 2017 winner of the Kalev Pugi Award by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)/Society for Chemical Industry (SCI). The award acknowledges exceptional achievements in research and development that provides significant benefits to Canada.
Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and is University Professor of chemical engineering and applied chemistry, chemistry and biomaterials and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto. She is a world leader in the areas of polymer synthesis and biomaterials design for cell delivery, drug delivery and 3D cell culture.
Shoichet is also the recipient of many prestigious distinctions and the only person to be a Fellow of Canada’s three National Academies. She is the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Laureate for North America in 2015, holds the Order of Ontario and is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Shoichet will be presented with the Kalev Pugi Award at the CIC/SCI annual Awards Dinner in Toronto on March 30, 2017.
Also in this week, Shoichet was featured on TVO’s The Agenda on December 6, and gave a high-profiled lecture at Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute on December 7. Both discussions focused on regenerative medicine and the role it will play on our health.
A big congratulations goes out to Molly Shoichet.