G.V. Douglas Memorial Award

This award commemorates Professor George Vibert Douglas, Head of the Department of Geology from 1932-1957, and the first to hold the appointment as Carnegie Professor of Geology, which was established 1933 with a gift of $125,000 from the Carnegie Foundation. Before coming to Dalhousie, Douglas was the Geologist on Shackleton’s Last Antarctic Expedition (1921-22) and he explored Rio Tinto’s concession on the Congo/Zambia (formerly Rhodesia) border in 1930-31.  This award is given to a student entering second year Earth Sciences with an outstanding academic record in their first-year studies. The first award was made in 1962; this year is the 57th annual presentation of the award.

2022 Recipent
The Douglas Award’s recipient is Yarden Gedalia, a current 2nd year student majoring in Earth Sciences. Yarden came to Dalhousie after graduating from Citadel High School in Halifax and has achieved academic success in his first year here at Dalhousie. He is keen on applying what he is learning from Earth Sciences and Geology courses to interdisciplinary challenges such as making energy generation more sustainable. Yarden is involved as a member of the Dawson Geology Undergraduate Society.

Previous Recipients


2021 Brooke Reid
2020   Megan MacDonald


2019 Michael Powell
2018 Anna Ryan
2017 Olivia Rolfe
Raymond Craddock
Maya Soukup
2013 Carolina Chang
2012 Kai Boggild
2011 Mitchell Grace
2010 Shannon Broughm



2009 Derrick Midwinter
2008 Maria Whitehead
2007 Laura Ratcliffe
2006 Adam Leather
2005 Heather Archibald
2004 Michael Giles
2003 Carmen Lishman
2002 Adam Mawer
2001 Daun Lynch
2000 Christopher Crowell


1999 Victoria Burdett-Coutts
1998 Mark Rabin
1997 Maggie Boudens
1996 Sarah Richardson
1995 Lisa MacDonald
1994 Craig Hawkins
1993 Rachel Jones
1992 Bruce Dodson
1991 Michael Parsons
1990 Allan Wilkie


1989 Steven Grant
1988 Bruce Northcote
1986 Kenneth Billard
1985 Andrew MacRae
1983 Katherine Bishop
1982 Walter Burke
1981 Keith Johnston


1979 Kevin Slauenwhite
1978 Andrew Hubley
1977 Robert Myers
1976 Garnet Douglas
1975 Stewart Brower
1970 Rebecca Jamieson


1968 Martin Pickford
1967 Janet Burgess
1966 Elizabeth Allport
1965 Barton Stone
1964 Judith Tulloch
1963 Signe Frihagen
1962 Charlotte Davidson