Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
The Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award was created to honour the memory of Ms. Ward. The intent of the award is to encourage and support a graduate student in Canada whose thesis is likely to increase our knowledge of the geological history of Canada through mapping.
The Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award is named after long-serving past chair of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Geoscience Committee Mary-Claire Ward. During her career as a geologist, Mary-Claire made many contributions to the Canadian geoscience community. At the time of her death in 2004, Ms. Ward was the chair of the PDAC’s geoscience committee, chairman of Watts Griffis McOuat Ltd., and a past president of the Geological Association of Canada. She was a passionate advocate for the geosciences in Canada.
The objective of the award is to encourage and support a graduate student in Canada whose thesis embodies the concept of increasing our knowledge of the geological history of Canada through mapping. The thesis must meet this requirement by incorporating mapping as a significant component.
The award, which consists of a $5,000 cash award and certificate, was created by colleagues of Mary-Claire and organized through a coalition of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Canadian Geological Foundation, the Geological Association of Canada, the National Geological Surveys Committee and Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited with financial administration provided by the Canadian Geological Foundation.
Deadline: December 15, 2015.