The highest award of the Geological Association of Canada is presented to an individual for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science.
W.W. Hutchison Medal
The W.W. Hutchison Medal is named after Dr. William W. Hutchison in recognition of his many contributions to Canadian and international geoscience. The medal is awarded to a young individual for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research.
E.R. Ward Neale Medal
The Neale Medal, named after the legendary E.R. Ward Neale, is awarded to an individual for sustained outstanding efforts in sharing Earth science with Canadians.
J. Willis Ambrose Medal
The Ambrose medal, named after the first GAC® President, J. Willis Ambrose, is awarded to an individual for sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community.
Eric Mountjoy Exchange Award
The Eric Mountjoy Exchange Award is available to encourage the exchange of young geoscientists between Quebec and other parts of Canada.
Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
The Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award is awarded annually to a graduate student at a Canadian university whose thesis incorporates geoscience mapping as a significant component.
Jerome H. Remick III Poster Awards
The purpose of the Remick Poster Awards is to acknowledge the growing use of posters as a legitimate geoscience communication vehicle, and to encourage higher standards by recognizing the best posters at any given meeting.
GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize
The GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize supports the career and academic advancement of geoscience students.
Duncan R. Derry Medal
This medal is the highest award bestowed by the Mineral Deposits Division. It is awarded annually to an outstanding economic geologist who has made significant contributions to his / her field in Canada.
William Harvey Gross Award
This medal is bestowed annually by the MDD to a geoscientist less than 40 years of age who has made a significant contribution to the field of economic geology in a Canadian context.
VIP Career Achievement Award
This award is made in recognition of career achievement in the field of volcanology and/or igneous petrology. Candidates are judged on their lifetime scientific contribution.