Dr. Raymond Anderson, a faculty member of both the Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences Departments at UBC, has received the 2012 CIC Medal. The CIC Medal is the most prestigious award granted by the Chemical Institute of Canada, and is given annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada.
Dr. Andersen is known for his research into the identity and structure of novel chemical compounds derived from marine organisms, the molecular routes to their biosynthesis, their role in ocean ecology and their potential as new drugs.
The CIC is a national association uniting chemistry, chemical engineering, and chemical technology professionals from across Canada. It serves as the umbrella organization for the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT). Dr. Andersen will present his award lecture at the upcoming CIC Conference in Calgary this June.