Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
The Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient is Holly Steenkamp of Laval University for her M.Sc. thesis: “A tectonometamorphic history of the Tehery Lake–Wager Bay area, northwestern Hudson’s Bay, Nunavut”. Holly will attend the GAC-MAC in Kingston, Ontario, and received her award at that time.
The award, comprising $5,000 and a certificate, is given annually and honours the memory of Mary-Claire Ward who died in 2004. At the time of her death Mrs. Ward was the chair of the PDAC’s geoscience committee, chairman of Watts Griffis McOuat Ltd., and a past president of the Geological Association of Canada. She was a passionate advocate for the geosciences in Canada.
The intent of the award is to encourage and support a graduate student in Canada whose thesis contributes to our knowledge about the geological history of Canada. Mapping is a significant component of the winning thesis.
The award is administered by the Geological Association of Canada (GAC®), the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), the National Geological Surveys Committee, the Canadian Geological Foundation, and Watts, Griffis and McOuat Ltd.
Holly Steenkamp, winner Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award 2017