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.
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.