W.A. Johnston Award

The W. A. Johnston Award is the highest honour given by the Canadian Quaternary Association and recognizes outstanding professional achievement in Quaternary Science. W.A. Johnston was an innovator in Quaternary studies in Canada who, in his years with the Geological Survey of Canada, developed many of the concepts of regional Quaternary studies used today. The medal was first awarded in 1987.

The next call for nominations will be in early 2017. The awards committee will be chaired by CANQUA Past President Sarah Finkelstein (Finkelstein@es.utoronto.ca).

Past recipients:


1987: Vic Prest
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1989: Aleksis Dreimanis
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1990: Jaan Terasmae
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1991: Bill Matthews


1993: Ross Mackay
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1995: John Clague

1995: Paul Karrow

1997: Nat Rutter
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1999: Jim Ritchie
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2001: Wes Blake
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2001: Derek Ford
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2003:Claude Hillaire-Marcel
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2005: John Smol
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2007: Henry Schwarcz

2009: Art Dyke
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2011: John Westgate
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2011: Jim Teller
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2013: John England
2015: C.F.M “Mike” Lewis
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