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Call for Nominations – 2019 Robert Schuster Medal

November 2018

The Robert Schuster Medal is a joint award shared between the CGS (Geohazards Committee and Engineering Geology Division) and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). This award honours CGS and AEG member, Dr. Robert Schuster (b 1927), who has had a distinguished career, primarily related to geohazards.

The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to geohazards research, teaching and/or professional practice in North America. The award is typically awarded to CGS and AEG members in alternate years – in 2019 a CGS member will be recognized.  Past medal winners are:

2007    Robert L. Schuster

2008    Oldrich Hungr

2009    Barry Voight

2010    Norbert R. Morgenstern

2011    No Award

2012    Derek Cornforth

2013    Jacques Locat

2014    Keith Turner

2015    David Cruden

2016    Jean Hutchinson

2017    Abdul Shakoor

2018    Scott Burns

The Nomination Committee is calling for nominations of a Canadian CGS member for the 2019 Robert Schuster Medal.  Nominations from CGS members should comprise a letter of nomination and a two-page resume, and should be sent to the CGS National Office at  admin@cgs.ca by January 15, 2019.

For further information, contact Dave Gauthier, Chair of the CGS Geohazards Committee, at dgauthier@bgcengineering.ca.