Jack Henderson Prize for Best Thesis – Best M.Sc. Thesis

Jack Henderson Prize for Best Thesis – Best M.Sc. Thesis

2021 – Ryan McKay

M.Sc. – University of Calgary

“Cenozoic exhumation history of the northern Richardson Mountains: Results from apatite and zircon (U-Th-Sm)/He analysis”

Supervised by: Eva Enkelmann


Each year the Canadian Tectonics Group calls for submissions for Jack Henderson Award for Best MSc Thesis and Best PhD Thesis.

The thesis must be submitted to and successfully defended in a Canadian University in the previous calendar year to be eligible.

The complete submission package should include a nomination letter and the complete thesis.  The nomination letter should be written by the supervisor or a thesis examiner.

The nomination should include the following: a statement that the thesis was successfully defended in the previous year in a Canadian University, a summary of key contributions of the thesis to Structural Geology and Tectonics with particular reference to specific chapter(s), and a statement of the duration for completion of the thesis. If necessary, a statement of any extenuating circumstances that may have delayed completion.

The submission can be made by the thesis supervisor, the student, or any member of the division.  In the event the student submits the thesis, the onus is on the student to make sure that a nomination letter will be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for an award.

Submissions must be received before 23:59 Eastern time, February 28.

Please submit by email attachments, if the files are less than 25MB, a secure download site (such as a shared Dropbox folder), or by posted mail of a CD or USB to:

Prof. Dazhi Jiang (CTG vice-Chair)
Department of Earth Sciences
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON  N6A 5B7
Email: djiang3@uwo.ca<mailto:djiang3@uwo.ca>