Brian MacLean Memorial Prize

This Brian MacLean Memorial Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science, who is pursuing a major or honours degree in Earth Sciences, and shows excellence in their work related to Arctic Geology, Glacial Geology or Marine Geology.

2021 Recipient - Sadie Jacobs-Peters
This year’s awardee is Sadie Jacobs-Peters in recognition of her high academic record and significant work experience in Arctic Geology. Sadie is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student, majoring in Earth Sciences and pursuing her Professional Geoscientist License. During the 2020-2021 online school year, she worked at the northernmost mine in Canada, Baffinland Iron Mines, as an Environmental Technician. During her time in Nunavut, she sampled soils and permafrost, mitigated the spring freshet sediment release, and collected water samples from glacial cut tributaries. She plans to return to the Canadian Arctic and continue to explore and understand the vast landscape.