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