The Geological Association of
Canada promotes and develops the geological sciences in Canada.
organization holds conferences, meetings and exhibitions for the
discussion of geological problems and the exchange of views in
matters related to geology. It publishs various journals and
collections of learned papers dealing with geology.
February 14th, 1947, a group of geologists met in Toronto with the
objective of creating the Geological Institute of Canada, an
association of geologists with the purpose of promoting, discussing
and disseminating geological knowledge.
Later that year a
were approved and the first Councillors
were elected. The organization's
name was changed to the Geological Association of Canada. The group
initially began with 140 charter members.
The Association was designed to bridge the gap between the
perceived industrial mineral orientation of the Geological Division
of the Canadian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
, and the purely scientific
objectives of Section IV of the Royal Society of Canada
Medals and Awards
The Geological Association of Canada recognizes geological
contributions with a series of individual awards.
- The Logan Medal for sustained
distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science)
- The Ambrose Medal for sustained
dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community)
- The W. W. Hutchison Medal (previously the Past
Presidents' Medal), awarded to a young individual for recent
exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research
- The E. R. Ward Neale Medal for sustained
outstanding efforts in sharing earth science with Canadians
- The Yves
Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award for excellence in
journalistic treatment of earth science in the newspaper