W.W. Hutchison Medal

The W.W. Hutchison Medal is named after Dr. William W. Hutchison in recognition of his many contributions to the Geological Association of Canada and to Canadian and international geoscience. The medal is awarded to a young individual for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research. It was awarded for the first time in 2004, replacing the Past-Presidents’ Medal.

Christie Rowe

The 2017 Hutchison Medalist is Christie Rowe, McGill University. Her short citation reads:  “Dr. Christie Rowe is awarded the medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian earth science research on the geology and physics of earthquakes, the deformation of rocks caused by plate motions, fluid-rock interactions, and the formation of ore deposits.”

Citation will be posted following GAC®-MAC Kingston 2017 being held May 15-17, 2017 in Kingston, ON.”

Dr. Rowe will be undertaking a lecture tour in 2017-18. Her talk titles are:
1. How earthquakes are preserved in the rock record, and what the rock record can teach us about earthquakes
2. The 2011 M9.0 Tohoku (Japan) Earthquake: Insights from Drilling the Megathrust

If you are interested in having Christie Rowe come to visit your area, contact:

Alwynne Beaudoin
Email: Alwynne.Beaudoin@gov.ab.ca
GAC® Coordinator
Hutchison and H.S. Robinson Lecture Tours (2017-2018)

Past Recipients
Nomination Form
W.W. Hutchison Medal Endowment Trust Fund

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