The W. A. Johnston Award is the highest honour given by the Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA) 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.
NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 W.A. JOHNSTON MEDAL
CANQUA seeks nominations for its highest award, the W.A. Johnston Medal. This award bestowed by CANQUA recognizes professional excellence in Quaternary research. Nominations for the award are now being accepted. Complete nomination packages must be received by Patrick Lajeunesse (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 16, 2018.
Qualifications of Nominees
Nominees for the medal must meet at least two of the following criteria: a) they are a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant in Canada; b) they currently reside in Canada or resided in Canada for at least 10 years during their professional career; c) their research bears directly on Canadian studies, either through work on Canadian field sites or development of methods applied to Canadian sites; d) they have trained/supervised students who work or have worked in Canada on Canadian projects for extended periods of time.
Preparation of Nominations
The complete nomination package should have a total length not exceeding 20 typewritten pages. Each nomination package must contain:
- a 2-3 page letter of nomination, submitted by a CANQUA member in good standing (nominator), clearly identifying which two qualifying criteria the candidate successfully meets
- a curriculum vita for the nominee not exceeding 10 pages in length, stressing the person’s contributions to Quaternary science research, teaching and community service
- no more than four letters of reference each no longer than 2 pages in length and each containing as many signatures of support as the referee wishes
The nomination package may also contain 1-2 pages of other supporting documentation, at the nominator’s discretion.
Excluding the current President and Past President of CANQUA, all remaining executive officers can be nominators during their terms of office but cannot serve on the selection committee. Unsuccessful nominations will be held for a second term.
E-Mail nominations to: email@example.com before March 16, 2018
1987: Vic Prest
1989: Aleksis Dreimanis
1990: Jaan Terasmae
1991: Bill Matthews
1993: Ross Mackay
1995: John Clague
1995: Paul Karrow
1997: Nat Rutter
1999: Jim Ritchie
2001: Wes Blake
2001: Derek Ford
2005: John Smol
2007: Henry Schwarcz
2009: Art Dyke
2011: John Westgate
2011: Jim Teller
|2013: John England|
2015: C.F.M “Mike” Lewis
2018: W. Richard Peltier