E.R.Ward Neale Medal
The Neale Medal, named after the legendary E.R. Ward Neale, is awarded to an individual for sustained outstanding efforts in sharing earth science with Canadians.
The award recognizes outstanding efforts to communicate and explain geoscience to the public through one or more of the following vehicles: public lectures, print or electronic media articles, school visits, elementary and secondary school educational materials, field trips, science fairs, and other public communications. The medal will be awarded annually unless no suitable candidate is nominated.
The 2016 recipient is Rob Fensome, Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic). Rob’s citation includes “As demonstrated in the two books The Last Billion Years and Four Billion Years and Counting, Rob Fensome and his co-contributors, opened the eyes of many to the fascination and beauty of Canadian geology.”