Past Awards

To make a nomination for a particular award please refer to the Nomination Procedure section of the AGS By-Laws.

Distinguished Scientist Award – Gesner Medal

Award made to a person who has, through their own efforts (maps, publications, memoirs, etc.)developed and promoted the advancement of geoscience in the Atlantic Region in any field of geology; the contribution of the person should be of large enough scope to have made an impact beyond the immediate Atlantic Region; the person does not have to reside in the Atlantic Region or be a member of the Atlantic Geoscience Society; the person must still be alive and active in geoscientific research, although not necessarily full time in the Atlantic Region. (View full citations below).

Laing Ferguson – Distinguished Service Award

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.

  • 2021 – Toon Pronk
  • 2020 – Terry Hennigar
  • 2019 – Elisabeth Kosters
  • 2018 – No Award
  • 2017 – No Award
  • 2016 – Chris White
  • 2015 – Jim Walker
  • 2014 – Ian Spooner
  • 2013 – Eldon George & Don Reid
  • 2012 – No Award
  • 2011 – No Award
  • 2010 – Rob Raeside
  • 2009 – Nelly Koziel
  • 2008 – Reg Wilson
  • 2007 – Susan Johnson
  • 2006 – Sandra Barr
  • 2005 – Ron Pickerill
  • 2004 – Jennifer Bates
  • 2003 – Bob Grantham
  • 2002 – Rob Fensome and Graham Williams
  • 2001 – Mike Parkhill
  • 2000 – Peter Wallace
  • 1997 – Norman Lyttle
  • 1995 – Brendan Murphy
  • 1994 – Ken Howells
  • 1993 – Graham Williams
  • 1991 – Aubrey Fricker
  • 1990 – Howard “Don” Donohoe
  • 1989 – Laing Ferguson

AGS Nelly Koziel Award

The Nelly Koziel Award is given to a person who recently has made a significant contribution to geoscience, beyond the call of duty, in the Atlantic Provinces. The award may be made to any member or friend of the Society.

  • 2021 – Dave Lentz
  • 2020 – No award
  • 2019 – Tracy Webb
  • 2018 – Nikole Bingham-Koslowski

AGS – Lifetime Membership

  • 2012 – Ken Howells
  • 2008 – Graham Williams
  • 1989 – Laing Ferguson