Nominations Open for CGU Awards

Nominations Open for CGU Awards

Now is the time to consider nominating your colleagues for our top three awards. Details of the nomination process, requirements and evaluation criteria can be found at http://cgu-ugc.ca/awards/. The J. Tuzo Wilson Medal recognizes scientists who make outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in any research area of the Union. Factors considered in the selection process include excellence in … Read more…

Agriculture to mountains – CGU members study it all

Agriculture to mountains – CGU members study it all

CGU members study everything from agriculture to mountain-building Earlier this month, CGU member Merrin Macrae, Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, was interviewed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She talked about her research on the movement of phosphorous from agricultural fields into waterways, and how it depends on the management technique used on those … Read more…

GSA Honours for CGU Members

GSA Honours for CGU Members

CGU Member Elected a Geological Society of America 2015 Fellow Frank Hawthorne (Canada Research Chair – Crystallography and Mineralogy, University of Manitoba) Frank was elected a Fellow of the GSA: “For his seminal, visionary and widespread contributions to the fields of mineralogy, crystallography and solid-state chemistry by increasing our understanding of the mechanisms behind complex crystal chemistry, structural bonding topology, … Read more…

AGU Honours for CGU Members

AGU Honours for CGU Members

CGU Members Receive AGU Honours Mike Church (Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia) Mike has been elected to the college of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union. Already a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Mike’s research focuses on the morphodynamics of rivers across scales – particularly the iconic Fraser, Peace, and Mackenzie rivers. He also studies sediment transport … Read more…

CGU Section Awards 2015

CGU Section Awards 2015

Students are a big part of the CGU – and we have an awards program to support them. In addition to the student-focused scholarships and awards discussed in our previous post, each individual Section has a student presentation award. Biogeosciences Section: Best Student Paper Congratulations Kristine Haynes! Kristine is a PhD student with Dr. Carl Mitchell in the Department of … Read more…