Colloquium 2024 Awards

AGS members participated in the 50th Annual Colloquium, held on 2-3 February 2024. A final celebration and awards presentation was coordinated by AGS President Donnelly Archibald, where the various awards and student speaker and poster presenter winners were announced.

Gesner Medal, Distinguished Scientist Award

The Society’s Gesner Medal is made to a person who has developed and promoted the advancement of geoscience in the Atlantic Region in any field of geology. The 2024 medal was awarded to Adrian Park for his extensive mapping experience in New Brunswick geology, dedication to teaching students, and promotion of geoscience in public forums.

Award photos by: Howard Donohoe

Laing Ferguson Distinguished Service Award

The Laing Ferguson Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of exceptional and altruistic contributions to the Atlantic Geoscience Society and/or to foster public appreciation of Atlantic Geoscience over a long period of time. The 2024 award was made to Cliff Stanley for his contributions to Atlantic geoscience and geochemical techniques relating to the mining industry, as well as serving on AGS Council as President and Councillor for several years.

Award photo by: Howard Donohoe

Student Speaker and Poster Presenter awards

As always, student talks and posters were an important aspect of the Colloquium, and judges had their work cut to select award winners among the 28 papers and 20 posters prepared by students at all levels from undergraduate to PhD. Winners were:

  • Rob Raeside Award, best undergraduate student poster: Keaton Markham, Acadia University
  • Rupert MacNeill Award, best undergraduate student paper: Jessica MacIsaac, Cape Breton University
  • Graham Williams Award, best graduate student poster: Mitch Maracle, Acadia University
  • Sandra Barr Award, best graduate student paper: Pēteris Rozenbaks, Dalhousie University

Award photos by: Howard Donohoe

Thanks are expressed to all who participated in the Colloquium, as presenters, organizers or participants, and to the sponsors who helped to defray costs to participants: