Louise N. Dawe, PhD, BEd
Acting Associate Dean, Academic
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Wilfrid Laurier University

Chair, Canadian National Committee for Crystallography; https://xtallography.ca/
Teaching and Education Editor, Journal of Applied Crystallography; https://journals.iucr.org/j/
Section Editor, Acta Cryst B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials; https://journals.iucr.org/b/
Co-Chair, International Program Committee for IUCr2026; https://www.iucr2026.org/

Louise Dawe joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University as an assistant professor in July 2013. She was promoted to associate professor in 2018. She has co-authored over 140 peer reviewed publications and is known for her expertise in small molecule X-ray crystallography. She is chair of the Canadian National Committee for Crystallography, the organizer for our national Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshops, a member of the International Union for Crystallography Calendar Sub-Committee (which considers requests for IUCr sponsorship and nominal financial support for meetings). She is also a main editor for the IUCr publication Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials and a teaching and education editor for the Journal of Applied Crystallography. She is excited to be co-chairing the International Program Committee for the 2026 IUCr Congress and General Assembly, which will be hosted in Calgary, Canada!

In 2014 she received Laurier’s Residence Academic Partner Award, in 2016 she received Laurier’s Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence and in 2023 she received Laurier’s Established Career Award for Teaching Excellence.

Louise has a lot of enthusiasm for teaching and crystallography!