Merit-Based Awards - No Application RequiredThe following merit-based awards are specific to students in the Department of Earth Sciences. Recipients are nominated by the Undergraduate Committee in consultation with the Undergraduate Chair; no applications by students are required. Unless specified, all require that the student obtain an 80% average while taking a full course load of 5.0 courses or greater.
One award annually of a one year membership in the GAC and the student's choice of a GAC publication. Awarded to the top academic student currently in their second-last year of a geologically oriented program (e.g., geology, geophysics, geological engineering).
One award annually of a one-year membership to MAC and a Short Course Handbook or Special Issue publication. Awarded to a student at the end of 2nd year or higher. Student must demonstrate excellence in one of the specialties supported by the MAC, which are mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology or mineral deposits.
Awarded to the geophysics student who achieves the highest standing in Earth Sciences 4490E. This prize was established by a generous donation from the family of the late Dr. Charles Carmichael in recognition of his eminent career as Professor of Geophysics at The University of Western Ontario from 1960-92. Value: 1 @ $300
Awarded to a student who has a minimum average of 75% and the highest modular average entering either their second or third year of a Specialization or Honors Specialization in Geophysics. Value: 1 at $2,000
Awarded to a graduating fourth-year student who has achieved the highest aggregate standing in any two of: a) Earth Science 4431A/B (Isotope Geochemistry in Earth and Environmental Science), b) Earth Science 4432A/B (Mineral Deposit Geochemistry), c) Earth Science 4440A/B (Hydrogeology), d) Earth Science 4444A/B (Hazardous Mine Wastes), or equivalent courses that replace these with the progress of time. The Prize winner will have obtained a minimum aggregate standing of 80% or higher in the two courses used to determine his or her eligibility. The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Science in consultation with the Department of Earth Sciences. Value: $500
Awarded to a full-time student in 3rd year Earth Sciences, specializing in Geology, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average). The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Faculty of Science/Earth Sciences Department. This award was established by Mr. Randy Turner in memory of his father, A. Mark Turner, who received his degree in Geology from Western (B.Sc. 1950). Value: $4,625.00.
Awarded annually to the student in the Department of Earth Sciences achieving the highest marks of the third year class who returns to complete an Honors Specialization or Professional Program in Geology (preferred) or a Double Major in an Honors degree which includes Geology. Established in honour of the late Dr. Aleksis Dreimanis, geology professor at Western from 1948-2011. Value: $700
Awarded to a full-time student entering third year of an Honors Specialization, Major, or Specialization offered by the Department of Earth Sciences who is in the top quarter of the program and who demonstrates a long-term interest in the discipline of Geophysics or Geology through academic or extra-curricular activities. The award will be continuing for two years provided the student remains in an earth sciences program and continues to be in the top quarter of the program. Established by Teck Corporation in honour of Dr. Norman B. Keevil, Chairman of the Board. Value: $1500 biennially, continuing for up to two years.