CGU Annual Awards

The CGU recognizes excellence in Canadian geosciences through a number of prestigious awards for our members. These awards are dispersed at the Union and Section levels, and include several student awards.

  • Senior Awards at the Union Level : Nomination-based awards available to all regular (non-student) members of the CGU.
  • Student Awards at the Union Level: Available to all student members of the CGU, based on extended abstracts and presentations or posters.
  • Student Awards at the Section Level : Available to students who are members of a given CGU Section, based extended abstracts and presentations or posters.

Senior Awards: Union Level


Student Awards: Union Level

There are two Union level student scholarships:

These scholarships recognize excellent students in each of these disciplines, and were made possible by endowments from these prominent Canadian geophysicists. Detailed information on each of these scholarships, including how to apply, is available via the links above.

There are also three Union level student presentation awards.

  • CGU Best Student Paper Award
  • Shell Canada Best Student Poster Award
  • Chevron Canada Outstanding Student Paper in Seismology

These are given at our annual meeting. Detailed information on each of these awards, including how to apply, is available on the CGU Best Student Awards page.

The CGU also awards travel support for students to attend the Annual General Meeting.


Student Awards: Section Level

Section level awards are given to student members of individual CGU Sections based on extended abstracts and presentations at the annual meeting. There are presently five awards:

 *No extended abstract is required

Detailed information on each of these awards, including how to apply, is available via the links above, or by going directly to the CGU Best Student Awards page.