National Medals & Awards

Logan Medal

The highest award of the Geological Association of Canada is presented to an individual for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science.

National Medals & Awards

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.

National Medals & Awards

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.

National Medals & Awards

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.

National Medals & Awards

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.

National Medals & Awards

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.

Student Awards

Jerome H. Remick 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.

Division/Section Awards

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.

Division/Section Awards

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.

National Medals & Awards

The Howard Street Robinson Medal

The Howard Street Robinson Medal recognizes a respected and well-spoken geoscientist who will further the scientific study of Precambrian Geology and/or Metal Mining through a presentation of a distinguished lecture across Canada.

Division/Section Awards

Elkanah Billings Medal

The Billings Medal, is awarded to an individual in recognition of an outstanding long-term contribution to any aspect of Canadian paleontology or by a Canadian to paleontology. The Billings Medal is named in honor of Elkanah Billings, Canada’s first paleontologist. Presented in odd-numbered years.

Division/Section Awards

Dave Elliott Best Paper Prize

The award is given by the Canadian Tectonics Group to recognize papers written by authors based in Canada or dealing with Canadian topics, and with a publication date in the previous calendar year.

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