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.




Stephen Piercey







The 2016 W.W. Hutchison Medal is awarded to Dr. Stephen J. Piercey, Professor and NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in the Metallogeny of Ores in Volcanic and Sedimentary Basins at Memorial University.


Dr. Stephen Piercey is awarded the medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian earth science research in the lithostratigraphy, volcanology, and sedimentary evolution of mineral deposits.


Full citation

Dr Piercey will be offering the choice of three lectures during his tour, as follows:

1) Evaluating the interplay of magmatism, tectonics, and basin redox in the genesis of the Wolverine volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Yukon, Canada (new this year).

2) Zn-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits.

3) A semi-permeable interface model for subseafloor replacement-style volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits.

If you are interested in having Stephen Piercey come to visit your area, contact:

Alwynne Beaudoin
Email: Alwynne.Beaudoin@gov.ab.ca
GAC® Coordinator
Hutchison and H.S. Robinson Lecture Tours (2015-2016)


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

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