Eric Mountjoy Exchange Award
The Eric Mountjoy Award is available to encourage the exchange of young geoscientists between Quebec and other parts of Canada. The award is named after Eric Mountjoy, a distinguished Canadian professor of geology at McGill University, explorer, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and recipient of the Douglas Medal of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Pettijohn Medal of the Society for Sedimentary Geology. He was renowned for his contributions to the understanding of sedimentary carbonate rocks, particularly those of Devonian age, in his pioneering geological explorations and geological maps and cross-sections of the Canadian Rockies, particularly in the region of Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park.
Nominations of individuals for the Eric Mountjoy Award must be registered students or post-doctoral fellows at a Canadian university.
The annual award of up to $4,000 must be used to fund expenses related to an exchange in order to undertake scientific studies between a Quebec-based university/institution and a university/institution located elsewhere in Canada. The exchange can take place in either direction. Proposals for the Eric Mountjoy Award should be submitted electronically by completing the form below. A supporting faculty member from the candidate’s home university is required to sponsor the proposal.
The Geological Association of Canada (GAC®) is pleased to announce Timothy Gibson of McGill University has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the GAC®’s Mountjoy Exchange Award.