Recognition for Mentoring and Teaching

Sue in the woods-32013 – Research and Academic Excellence Award (2013 was the inaugural year of this award at Carleton University)

This award, established in 2013, recognize efforts that go beyond the specific research programs of individual faculty. It is for activities and initiatives that are integral to continuing to support and enhancing the vibrant research culture at Carleton, as they build a broad and sustainable foundation that supports research excellence, student engagement, and Carleton’s impact on real world issues. The research and academic excellence award is sponsored by the Vice-President (Research and International) and the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). This award specifically recognizes outstanding contributions as an all-round citizen of Carleton in the domains of research, teaching, and service by playing a notable role in building institutional strengths and outreach, and making a difference for Carleton’s leadership as a comprehensive University.

Sue_Tillie-22010 – The Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award (2010 was the inaugural year of this award at Carleton University)

“The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with the Office of the Vice- President (Research and International), has established (in 2010) an annual Graduate Mentoring Award for Faculty. The award is intended to recognize faculty who render exceptional service to graduate students as supervisors and research mentors. The effect of these faculty on the careers of students is frequently transformational.”

2008 – Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award

2007 – Faculty of Science Teaching Award

2007 – The undergraduate newspaper (the Charlatan) surveyed students and selected 14 Professors to feature as Carleton’s “Most Awesome Professors” as the center page for the frosh week publication in the Aug. 30, 2007 edition of the Charlatan. This is not a formal teaching award, but rather a spontaneous selection by undergraduate students.

2005 – Petro Canada Young Innovator Award

 Employment and Administration (following PhD)


Chair, Department of Health Sciences
Carleton University


Department of Health Sciences
Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry
Carleton University


Director, Institute of Health: Science, Technology and Policy (replaced by the Dept of Health Sciences in 2014)
Carleton University


Associate Chair – Graduate Programs – Department of Biologysue_tillie-3
Carleton University

2007 – 2014:

Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry
Carleton University

2003 – 2007:

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry
Carleton University

2000 – 2003:

Postdoc – enzymology (Dr. Jack F. Kirsch)
Molecular and Cellular Biology Department
University of California, Berkeley



PhD – Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry

Thesis: Inhibition and Inactivation of Prostaglandin Synthase-2 and Horseradish Peroxidase
Co-op at Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University


MSc – Biochemistry Molecular Biology

Thesis: Cloning and Structure-Function Analysis of Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Synthase and Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate Synthase from Lupinus albus
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Concordia University


BSc (Agr.) – Crop Science
Department of Plant Science
McGill University


BSc – Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
McGill University