Three members of the Lakehead University community recently received medals from the Geological Association of Canada at a conference in Vancouver.
Dr. Roger Mitchell, professor emeritus in Geology, received the Career Achievement Medal from the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division in recognition of career achievements in the field of volcanology and/or igneous petrology. Recipients are chosen based on their lifetime scientific contributions.
Dr. Peter Hollings, Chair of Geology, received the Howard Street Robinson Medal from the Minerals Deposit Division of the GAC, presented to a respected and well-spoken geoscientist who will further the scientific study of Precambrian Geology and or Metal Mining through a presentation of a distinguished lecture across Canada. Dr. Hollings received the medal after doing a lecture tour that included 23 talks at 20 different universities across Canada. His talk was called Using igneous petrology to unravel the tectonic triggers for porphyry mineralization.
Brigitte Gélinas, right, received the Silver Medal from the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division for the best MSc thesis in the field of igneous petrology in Canada. Her thesis was Geology and Geochemistry of the Laird Lake Property and Associated Gold Mineralization, Red Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario.
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 per cent related to volcanology and igneous petrology.
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