Yves O. Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award

The Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award of the Geological Association of Canada is awarded for excellence in journalistic presentation of earth science in the newsprint media. The award shall recognize a journalist who is a resident of Canada and who has been exceptionally effective in presenting one or more earth science stories during the previous 1-3 years in one of Canada’s daily or weekly newspapers or periodicals. The award will be granted annually, subject to the submission of satisfactory nominations. The award is named after Yves O. Fortier, a founding member of the Geological Association of Canada and a former Director of the Geological Survey of Canada. Entries for the Yves Fortier Award deal with a broad spectrum of Earth science topics, ranging from Earth to ocean and atmosphere. They are judged on the basis of originality, clarity of interpretation, scientific accuracy and value in promoting a broader understanding of Earth sciences to the public.

Ivan Semeniuk

The Geological Association of Canada (GAC®) is pleased to announce Ivan Semeniuk of The Globe and Mail as the 2016 recipient of the GAC®‘s Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award and will receive the Award’s $1,000 prize.


The award recognizes a series of articles:

The dawn of lifepublished February 13th, 2015,
Listening to the planet’s story, right down to its rootspublished May 4th, 2015
No more coastingpublished December 17th, 2015.

These articles are available from The Globe and Mail website (linked above).

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Past Recipients

Nomination Form

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