Announcements

Alfonso Mucci - Willet G. Miller Medal for Ocean Sciences

Sept. 15, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Prof. Alfonso Mucci has been selected to receive the 2020 Willet G. Miller Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. The RSC applauded the oceanographer as “an internationally renowned geochemist who has made numerous contributions in geochemistry and biogeochemistry” [Read more]. The Willet G. Miller Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding research in the solid earth sciences and a second in the ocean and atmospheric sciences. Congratulations Alfonso!

Erin Gibbons - 2020 Vanier Scholar 

June 19, 2020 - We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate Erin Gibbons is a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship [Read more]. Erin's thesis focuses on Spectral Properties of Clay Minerals to Enhance in-situ Planetary Exploration. Her research uses laser spectroscopy analysis to enhance the ability to identify clay minerals on Mars remotely aiding in the question of whether life exists beyond Earth.  [More info]. Congratulations Erin!

Kyle Henderson - 2020 Recipient Hugh C. Morris Fellowship  

March, 2020 - We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate Kyle Henderson is one of two students awarded this year's Hugh C. Morris Fellowship.  Administered by the Kimberley Foundation, the fellowship supports a student-designed self-guided experiential program related to studies in earth sciences, climate change, sustainability, or the social impact, social sciences or design sciences concern with earth, sustainability of environmental issues [Read more]. Congratulations Kyle! 

Benjamin Keenan - Awardee of the 2019 Green Talents Competition

Oct 30, 2019 - We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate Benjamin Keenan is one of 25 international awardees of this year’s Green Talents Competition. The award has been honouring talented researchers since 2009 and provides young scientists with a platform for sharing their innovative green concepts to help shaping a more sustainable future [Read more].   Congratulations Ben!

Prof. Alfonso Mucci - 2018 Recipient of the Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant in Environmental Sciences

Nov 15, 2018 - We are pleased to announce that Prof. Alfonso Mucci is among the nine of Quebec’s leading academics honoured by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) for their exceptional contribution to research. This prize recognizes his outstanding work on the health of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the world’s oceans. [See: McGill Reporter and Acfas].  Congratulations Alfonso!

Prof. Alfonso Mucci - 2017 Recipient of the François J. Saucier Prize in Applied Oceanography

Jun 7, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Prof. Alfonso Mucci is the 2017 recipient of the François J. Saucier Prize in Applied Oceanography.  This prize recognizes his significant contributions in documenting the bottom-water hypoxia of the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary and in evaluating the geochemical impact of the catastrophic flash flood of the Saguenay Fjord of July 19, 1996 [CMOS.CA].  Congratulations Alfonso!

Prof. Christie Rowe - 2017 Recipient of the Principal's Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers

Jun 6, 2017 - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Prof. Christie Rowe has been selected as one of the 2017 recipients of the Principal's Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, for her contributions to a better understanding of the deformation of rocks caused by plate motions, as well as the formation of ore deposits in fault zones.  Congratulations Christie!

Prof. Christie Rowe - 2017 Recipient of the W.W. Hutchison Medal of the Geological Association of Canada

Mar 24, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Prof. Christie Rowe has been awarded the 2017 Geological Association of Canada's W.W. Hutchison Medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian earth science research on the geology and physics of earthquakes, the deformation of rocks caused by plate motions, fluid-rock interactions, and the formation of ore deposits.  Congratulations Christie!

Prof. Anthony E. (Willy) Williams-Jones - 2017 Recipient of the CFES Mentorship Medal

Mar 6, 2017 - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Prof. Anthony E. (Willy) Williams-Jones is the recipient of the 2017 CFES Mentorship Medal for fostering the development and professional success of an army of graduate students, many colleagues, faculty members and professionals in the fields of economic geology, ore genesis, and geochemistry, as well as for inspiring a legion of undergraduate students to follow careers in earth science.  The medal will be presented at the SGA (Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits) meeting in Quebec City in August [CFES-FCST.CA].  Congratulations Willy!

Prof. Yajing Liu - 2017 Recipient of the CGU Young Scientist Award

Feb 27, 2017 - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Prof. Yajing Liu is the recipient of the CGU Young Scientist Award.  This award recognizes outstanding research contributions by young scientists who are members of the CGU.  Both the quality and impact of research are considered. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must be within 10 years of obtaining their first PhD or equivalent degree.  Congratulations Yajing!

Jason Coumans - 2016 Recipient of the Léopold Gélinas Gold Medal

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Jason Coumans (Ph.D. '16) has been selected to receive this year's GAC's Léopold Gélinas Gold Medal for his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Magmatic and volcanic processes at near-ridge seamounts". Congratulations Jason!

John Stix - 2015 Recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Oct 21, 2015 - It is with great pleasure that we announce that John Stix has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Full Professor Category) in recognition of his exceptional contributions to teaching at all levels. John has distinguished himself and honored our Department and Faculty by his outstanding dedication to student learning. John will receive his prize at the Fall 2015 Convocation on November 10th at Place des Arts. Congratulations John!

Jeff McKenzie - 2015 Canadian Geophysical Union Young Scientist Award.

Mar 6, 2015 - It is with pleasure that we announce that Jeff McKenzie is the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Geophysical Union Young Scientist Award. This award recognizes outstanding research contributions, both in terms of quality and impact, by young scientists who are members of the CGU. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must be within 10 years of obtaining their first PhD or equivalent degree. On behalf of EPS, our most sincere congratulations!

Don Baker - 2014 Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)

Feb 14, 2014 - It is with pleasure that we announce that Don Baker is the recipient of the 2014 Peacock Medal from MAC. The Peacock Medal formerly the Past-Presidents' Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada. There is no restriction regarding nationality or residency. The medal is intended to recognize the breadth and universality of these contributions in mineralogy, applied mineralogy, petrology, crystallography, geochemistry or the study of mineral deposits rather than in a narrow area of expertise. Congratulations Don!

Boswell Wing - 2014 Gledden Visiting Fellowship at UWA

Aug 28, 2013 - We are please to announce that Boswell Wing has been awarded a 2014 Gledden Visiting Fellowship with the School of Earth and Environment at The University of Western Australia. This fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards given by the University and Boz's selection as a Gledden Fellow is reflective of both his distinguished research record and for the opportunity that his visit will provide for ongoing collaboration with UWA. Congratulations Boz!

Andrew Hynes - 2013 Mentorship Medal of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES)

Jan 9, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that Andrew Hynes has been selected to receive the CFES National Earth Science Mentorship Medal. The CFES mentorship medal was created in 2008 to recognize the sustained and inspirational mentorship of colleagues and employees including peers, graduate students, undergraduate students and technicians. It is presented annually to an individual from Canadian academia, government or industry. The sole criterion for the medal is excellence in mentoring over a sustained period of time.

John Stix - 2012 GAC Career Achievement Award

Feb 28, 2012 - We are very pleased to announce that John Stix has been selected to receive the Geological Association of Canada's (GAC) 2012 Career Achievement Award -Volcanology and Igneous Petrology (VIP) Division. The award is in recognition of John's outstanding accomplishments in the field of volcanology and igneous petrology, and will be presented to him during this year's GAC/MAC Annual Meeting in St. John's (NF) in May. Congratulations John! 

AE Williams-Jones - Willet G. Miller Medal

Feb 28, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that AE (Willy) Williams-Jones has been selected to receive the 2011 Willet G. Miller Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. The Willet G. Miller Medal is awarded for outstanding research in any branch of the earth sciences. The committee mandated to select the winner of the Willet G. Miller Medal is composed of disciplinary peers who are Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Willy will be presented the medal at the induction ceremony of the new RSC fellows on November 26th at the Convention Center in Ottawa. 

Alfonso Mucci - GAC 2011 Michael J. Keen Medal

May 6, 2011 - We are pleased to inform you that Alfonso Mucci will be awarded the 2011 Michael J. Keen Medal for his contributions in the field of Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences - Marine Geosciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada. Congratulations Alfonso!

Willy Williams-Jones - GAC Logan Medal

May 5, 2011 - We are pleased to announce that Willy Williams-Jones has been named the recipient of the Geological Association of Canada's Logan Medal. The Logan Medal is the highest award presented to an individual for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science by the Geological Association of Canada at it's annual meeting in Ottawa (May 2011). Congratulations Willy.

Gregor Lucic - 2011 Fessenden Prize

Apr 26, 2011 - It is with great pleasure that we announce that Gregor Lucic (MSc) has won the 2011 Reginald Fessenden Prize in Innovation for his excellent work, coupled with a thorough understanding of its commericalization potential and pathway, in the research project entitled "A crowd-sourced C02 assay for the Montreal urban environment". Congratulations Gregor!

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