VIP Leopold Gelinas Medals

VIP Leopold Gelinas Medals

The 2019 Léopold Gélinas Gold Medal (Best PhD Thesis)

Melissa Anderson (University of Ottawa)

Title: Relationships between tectonics, volcanism, and hydrothermal venting in the New Hebrides and Mariana back-arc basins, Western Pacific

The 2019 Léopold Gélinas Silver Medal (Best MSc Thesis)

Gabriel Sombini Dos Santos (Acadia University)

Title: Petrology, geochemistry, age and tectonic setting of the Margaree pluton, Aspy terrane, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

The 2019 Léopold Gélinas Bronze Medal (Best BSc Thesis)

Rebecca Canam (University of British Columbia)

Title: Age, petrology, and geochemistry of an appinitic lamprophyre, Hjalmar Lake, South Rae Craton, Northwest Territories

The Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada annually presents three medals for the most outstanding theses, written by Canadians or submitted to Canadian universities, which comprise material at least 50% related to volcanology and igneous petrology. A gold (plated) medal is awarded for the best Ph.D. thesis, a silver medal for the best M.Sc. thesis and an antique copper medal for the best B.Sc. thesis. Nominated theses are evaluated on the basis or originality, validity of concepts, organization and presentation of data, understanding of volcanology, and depth of research. Awards are not made if the panel of judges considers that there are no worthy nominations.

A copy of any thesis to be nominated for the Léopold Gélinas Gold Medal should be submitted before 28 February to:

John Greenough 
Email: john.greenough@ubc.ca

 

A copy of any thesis to be nominated for the Léopold Gélinas Silver Medal should be submitted before 28 February to:

Donnelly Archibald
Email: darchiba@stfx.ca

 

A copy of any thesis to be nominated for the Léopold Gélinas Bronze Medal should be submitted before 15 April to:

David Lentz
Email: dlentz@unb.ca