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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jack Henderson Prize for Best Thesis – Best Ph.D. Thesis

This award is presented by the Canadian Tectonics Group. The thesis must be submitted to and successfully defended in a Canadian University in the previous calendar year to be eligible.

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

This award is presented by the Canadian Tectonics Group. The thesis must be submitted to and successfully defended in a Canadian University in the previous calendar year to be eligible.

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CJES Best Paper Award

Is an annual award given jointly by the NRC Research Press and the Geological Association of Canada. It is awarded to the authors of the “Best” paper published in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences within a calendar year (volume year).

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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.

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VIP Leopold Gelinas Medals

The three Léopold Gélinas Medals are presented annually for the most outstanding PhD, MSc and BSc theses written by Canadians or submitted to Canadian universities, which comprise material at least 50% related to volcanology and igneous petrology.

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J. Ross Mackay Award

The J. Ross Mackay Award, presented annually by the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, in recognition of a significant achievement by a young geomorphologist within Canada.

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Olav Slaymaker Awards

The Olav Slaymaker Awards are presented for the best student oral paper and best student poster presented at the CGRG Annual Meeting.

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Middleton Medal

The Middleton Medal for Sedimentology is named in honor of Gerard V. Middleton and recognizes either an outstanding long-term contribution or a seminal contribution to any aspect of sedimentology by a Canadian or a sedimentology researcher working in Canada. This is a biannual award.

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