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 2017 Neale Medalist is Mark M. Fenton, Alberta Geological Survey. His short citation reads: “For his enthusiasm for geology and willingness to share his earth science knowledge. Throughout his more than forty year career, two threads have run through his activities: a commitment to excellence in mapping and a dedication to public outreach. Mark’s outreach activities are firmly rooted in his geological expertise, especially his wide-ranging knowledge of the Quaternary geology of Alberta. His outreach activities have touched professional and avocational geologists, students of all ages from elementary to university level, members of societies and special interest groups, and many other people with interests in natural history and landscape.”
Citation will be posted following RFG2018 and GAC AGM, being held June 15-17, 2018 in Vancouver, BC