THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR COAL SCIENCE AND ORGANIC PETROLOGY
Cameron Award...
 


Alexander R. Cameron Award

The Award is presented to a Canadian student who is currently registered in, or has recently completed, a Masters or Ph.D. program, and who has demonstrated his/her aptitude for research in organic petrology and\or geochemistry relating to fossil fuels and the environment.

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The Award was initiated in 1999 to recognize the pioneering petrological and scientific contributions of Dr. Cameron to coal geology, and coal and organic petrology in Canada and abroad. It is awarded to graduate students as a tribute to Dr. Cameron who worked patiently and enthusiastically to introduce and teach many ‘students’ about the petrology of organic matter in sedimentary rocks.

It is presented to a Canadian student who is currently registered in, or has recently completed, a Masters or Doctoral program, and who has demonstrated his/her aptitude for research in organic petrology and\or geochemistry relating to fossil fuels and the environment.

Nominations will be solicited from CSCOP members and Geoscience Departments and Institutions throughout Canada. The MSc recipient is presented with a $300 cash award, and the PhD recipient is awarded $400.

Past winners of the Alexander R. Cameron Award

2006
Ph.D. Category - Arden Bashforth, Dalhousie University Halifax, The paleoecology of Carboniferous extrabasinal plant assemblages and their influence on sediment influx into coeval peat-forming habitats.
MSc. Category - Ms. Katrina Cheung, University of Calgary, Assessing the environmental impacts of natural gas from coal exploration in Alberta; relationship between the geochemistry of coal-bearing strata and produced water.

2005
PhD. Category - Gareth Chalmers, University of British Columbia, Methane gas potential in Northeastern British Columbia lower Cretaceous shales. Supervisor: Professor Dr. Marc Bustin.
MSc. Category -Nina Ejezie, University of Calgary, Oil-Source rock correlation within the Terriassic Petroleum Systems of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Supervisor: Professor Dr. Cynthia Riediger.

2004
PhD. Category – Sarah K. Hirschorn, University of Toronto, Determining Controls on Stable carbon Isotope fractionation during biodegradation of Organic Compounds. Supervisor: Dr. B. Sherwood Lollar, NSERC Stacie Fellow 1991-2001 and Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship 2004-2006.

2003

PhD. Category- Hamed Sanei, University of Victoria, Study of Recent lacustrine sediments using organic petrology combined with organic and inorganic geochemistry to reconstruct the past environmental conditions around coal fired power plants in Alberta. Supervisor: Dr. E. van der Flier-Keller (co: Dr. F. Goodarzi)
MSc. Category -  Mauri Smith, University of Regina, Geochemical examination of familial relationships between Ordovician oils of the Williston Basin. Supervisor: Dr. S.L. Bend (co: Dr. Martin Fowler).

2002
Sarah Richardson, University of Calgary, Calgary,  Geophysical prospecting for Coal bed methane, MSc student of Dr. Don Lawton.

2001
Mike Rygel, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Channels and coal – floodplain dynamics of the Pennsylvanian Joggins Formation. MSc student of Dr. Martin Gibling.

2000
Raphael Wust of the University British Columbia, Modern intermontaine peat deposits from Tasek Bera, Malaysia, showing close similarities to ‘dulling-upward’ sequences, Ph D. student of Dr R. M. Bustin.