Jacob Hespeler SS teacher receives Beaumier Award

Congratulations to Jacob Hespeler Secondary School teacher Yvonne Clifford who has won the Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada. This National award recognizes excellence in teaching chemistry and Yvonne has proven to be the most deserving recipient. Everyday, she finds new ways to make the world of chemistry more engaging and fun for her students, and encourages all high school students to try at least one chemistry class throughout their secondary school studies.

“Yvonne Clifford is proud to teach at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge, Ont. She received her formal post-secondary education at Queen’s University. Her informal (though no less valuable) education has come from the following: learning from her many wonderful mentors, visiting many museums, reading professional journals such as Chem 13 News, and by attending a variety of conferences, including and especially Chem Ed and Science Teacher’s Association of Ontario (STAO).” To read her full profile and view the other award winners, visit the CIS Award web page.

Yvonne was presented her award by Dr. Pierre Beaumier at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo.

We are so proud of her accomplishments and excitement for teaching!


Pierre Beaumier presenting the award to Yvonne Clifford.

Dr. Pierre Beaumier presenting the award to Yvonne Clifford.