Ariel Fenster

Professor Emeritus

Licence es Sciences (B.Sc.- Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry), Paris 1966
Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (M.Sc. - Theoretical and Physical Chemistry), Paris 1967
Ph.D. - Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, McGill 1973


Polysar Award for Outstanding Chemistry Teaching presented by the Chemical Institute of Canada, 1982

Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching presented by the US Chemical Manufacturers Association, 1989

C3 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chemical Education presented by College Chemistry Canada (Inaugural Award), 1990

McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science presented by the Royal Society of Canada, (Inaugural Shared Award with Drs. Harpp and Schwarcz), 1992

Beppo Award for Communicating Science to the Public, presented by the Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique du Québec", (Shared Award with Drs. Harpp and Schwarcz),1993

Raymond Gervais Award for Exceptional Contributions to Science Education, presented by the Quebec Association of Science Teachers, 1999

Michael Smith Award for the Promotion of Science in Canada, presented by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2005

Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities, presented by the McGill Alumni Association, 2013

Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching (Lecturer Category), presented by McGill University, 2013


Office: Otto Maass 110

Phone: (514)398-2618

Email: Ariel.Fenster [at]
Web Page:


Currently Teaching:

CHEM 181 World of Chem: Food 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer