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.

2020 Recipent
This year’s awardee is Megan MacDonald in recognition of her good academic standing in first-year classes and high level of participation in student affairs. Megan is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. She is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Program, and the winner of a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal for community Service. She entered the Integrated Science Program at Dalhousie in the Fall of 2019. Megan is currently pursuing a joint major in Earth Sciences and Physics. She was named to the Dean’s List last term. Currently, she is the Second Year Rep for Earth Science as part of the Dawson Geology council and Second Year Rep for the Dal Undergraduate Physics Society. In addition, she is a councillor on the Dal Science Society (DSS) and a member of the DSS Social Committee. In an effort to bring students together during the COVID pandemic, she created online servers for the second year Mineralogy and Sediments/Sedimentary Rocks classes.

Previous Recipients

2010s

2019 Michael Powell
2018 Anna Ryan
2017 Olivia Rolfe
2015
Raymond Craddock
2014
Maya Soukup
2013 Carolina Chang
2012 Kai Boggild
2011 Mitchell Grace
2010 Shannon Broughm

 

2000s

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

1990s

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

1980s

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

1970s

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

1960s

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