Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS)
For award criteria see the Awards Committee section of the Appendix on the AGS website. The nomination procedures are described in point 14 of the Awards Committee section. More details and past recipients of AGS awards are available on the AGS website.
Gesner Medal - Distinguished Scientist Award
Laing Ferguson - Distinguished Service Award
AGS Nelly Koziel Award - Recent, significant contribution to geoscience in the Atlantic Provinces
AGS Lifetime Membership
AGS Colloquium Prizes
Rupert H. MacNeil Award (best student paper)
Rob Raeside Award (best student poster)
Sandra Barr Award (best graduate oral presentation)
Graham Williams Award (best graduate poster)
Encana Prize (best Offshore Geology session poster)
Noranda Student Award (best paper or poster in economic geology)
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
The deadline for award nominations is January 31. For nomination procedures and full descriptions of the awards listed below please see the CAG website.
The Julian M. Szeicz Award for Early Career Achievement
The Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada
The Robin P. Armstrong Memorial Prize for Excellence in Indigenous Studies
Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)
CANQUA awards are on a biennial cycle. For the most up-to-date information please consult the CANQUA awards page.
Aleksis Dreimanis Doctoral Scholarship
W. A. Johnston Award (professionals)
Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
CGS undergraduate and graduate award descriptions and submission details are available here.
Undergraduate Report Award (Individual Submission, Group Submission)
Graduate Student Presentation Award
Michael Bozozuk Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique National Graduate Scholarship
Additional CGS society, division, and joint awards are listed here.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
CIM and the CIM Foundation offer several scholarships and awards for graduate and undergraduate students at the national and provincial/territorial levels. Deadlines and application contact persons are available here.
The CIM MER Graduate Student Research Excellence Award; $2500.00; no deadline
Bernie Schnieders Memorial (Lakehead University, Ontario); $6434.00; late January (variable) deadline
CIM Saskatoon Branch Dependent Children and Student Member Scholarship Program (Saskatchewan); variable amount; February 9
Gordon M. Ritcey Award; $3000.00; April 30 deadline
CIM Maintenance, Engineering And Reliability Society Edward Melville (Ed) Patton Memorial Scholarship; $2500.00; April 30
MetSoc Masters Student Scholarship; $3000.00; March 1 deadline
MetSoc Doctoral Student Scholarship; $4000.00; March 1 deadline
Grad Studies Award (British Columbia); $2000.00; November 10 deadline
Hydrometallurgy Undergraduate Scholarship; $2500.00; March 1 deadline
Lucy Rosato Undergraduate Scholarship in Science and Engineering; $5000.00; March 1 deadline
MES-COSMO Scholarship; $3000.00; March 7 deadline
Caterpillar Inc. and its Canadian Dealers Scholarship; $2000.00; April 15 deadline
Dr. David S. Robertson Memorial Scholarship; $2000.00; April 15 deadline
Scotiabank Scholarship; $2000.00; April 15 deadline
Taking Flight Scholarship; $1000.00; April 15 and October 15 deadlines
Student Poster Prize; variable; August 1 deadline
CMP Annual Student Technical Report Competition; variable; October 1
McIntosh Engineering Scholarship (3 year technical program); $2500.00; October 15
McIntosh Engineering Scholarship (4 year university program); $2500.00; October 15
Cameco Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
Centennial Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
J.D. Pat Patterson Memorial Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
Ken Hildebrant Memorial Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
CIM MER Society Edward Melville (Ed) Patton Memorial Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
MER Memorial Scholarship; $2500.00; October 15
Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship; $5000.00; November 1
André Laplante Memorial Scholarship; $5000.00; November 1
BC/Yukon Branch - Mineral Processing Scholarship; $2500.00; November 4
Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC)
Robert N. Farvolden Award; certificate; May 15 deadline (Joint CGS and IAH-CNC award)
Tóth Award (student paper competition); $1000.00, free one-year IAH-CNC membership; variable deadline
Early Career Hydrogeologist Award; certificate, free one-year IAH-CNC membership; May 15 deadline
Long Term Service Award; plaque; two months prior to the event at which the award will be presented
Lifetime Achievement Award; certificate; two months prior to the event at which the award will be presented
Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Hydrogeology; $5000.00; November 15
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG)
Various awards recognizing contributions to geophysics and society can be found on the CSEG website.
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The CSPG recognizes members through Career Achievement Awards, Technical Awards, and Volunteer Awards, A series of graduate and under-graduate scholarships and awards are also available. Some examples are given below.
Honorary Membership; certificate, no further dues to CSPG; no deadline
Graduate Thesis Awards; $5000.00 PhD, $4000.00 MSc, $500.00 honourable mentions;
Andrew D. Baillie Awards; $1000.00; requires a presentation at the CSPG annual convention
CSPG Regional Graduate Student Scholarship; variable;
Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
Details about each award, nomination forms, and additional division awards are available on the GAC awards page.
National Medals and Awards
Logan Medal, J. Willis Ambrose Medal, W.W. Hutchison Medal, E. R. Ward Neale Medal; December 15 deadlines
Distinguished Member Award, Voluntary Service Award; December 15 deadline
Distinguished Service Award, 50-Year Members, Honorary Life Members, Certificate of Appreciation; no nomination required
Student or Postdoc Awards
Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award; $5000.00; December 15 deadline
Jerome H. Remick Poster Awards; no nomination required
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
More details about each award are available on the MAC website.
Peacock Medal; outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada; December 31 deadline
Young Scientist Award; December 31 deadline
Berry Medal; distinguished service to the Association in an elected role; December 31 deadline
Hawley Medal; awarded for the best paper in The Canadian Mineralogist in a given year; no deadline
Pinch Medal; biennial award recognizing major and sustained contributions to the advancement of mineralogy by members of the collector-dealer community; November 30 deadline
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
Note that submissions for awards open in May of the prior year. Awards are presented each March at the PDAC convention in Toronto, ON. More information is available here.
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame; contact PDAC by June 1, nominations deadline June 30
Honorary Life Member; no deadline
Claire Ward Geoscience Award; geoscience mapping graduate thesis award; applications open in October
GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize; deadline February 15
PDAC Scholarships are offered at several universities and colleges across Canada. The complete list is available here.