Jamie Kirkpatrick awarded 2023 W.W. Hutchison Medal

Published: 31 May 2023

Jamie Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 W.W. Hutchison Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The medal is awarded annually for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research.

“Jamie is an international leader in the earthquake science community and is pioneering the application of field observation and structural geology techniques to problems in tectonics, faults and shear zones,” highlighted the GAC in its announcement. “His advancement of quantitative methods and instrumentation applied to classic problems of understanding stress and strain is impressive and his effectiveness as a communicator and educator is ensuring that the geoscientists of tomorrow are well-prepared to address pressing societal issues. Jamie is rapidly establishing himself as one of the bright young lights in the fields of earthquake science and structural geology.”

As a recipient of the medal, Kirkpatrick will embark on the 2023-24 Hutchinson Lecture Tour across Canada.

Read the full announcement on the GAC website.

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