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Steacie Prize
for Natural Sciences

The Steacie Prize is named in memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former President of the National Research Council of Canada, to whom much is owed for the development of science in Canada. The Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada.

The Steacie Prize is administered by the Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.

Founding Member
W.G. Schneider

J.P. Smol, (Chair)
A.R.W. McKellar, (Secretary)
W. Siebrand, (Treasurer)
P. Deslongchamps
Y. Guindon
P.A. Hackett
L. Johnston
J.C. Polanyi
V. Tunnicliffe
D.D.M. Wayner

The trustees gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the National Research Council of Canada, and the support received from many universities and individuals.



"The Steacie prize helped attract the attention of excellent graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who joined my group for part of their training."

Dr. Michael Walsh. University of Calgary, 1990.