Dr. Daniel Kontak wins Duncan Derry Medal

 

Dr. Daniel Kontak, Full Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Duncan R. Derry Medal, awarded by the Geological Association of Canada.

The prestigious Duncan Derry Medal is awarded annually by the Association’s Mineral Deposits Division to the outstanding economic geologist who has made significant contributions to the science of economic geology in Canada.

Dr. Kontak has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous book chapters, abstracts and government reports. He has trained nine PhD students and 18 MSc students, and has won other significant awards for his work, including the Julian Boldy Award (2015, 2011) and the Gesner Medal from the Atlantic Geoscience Society (2011).

“We congratulate Dr. Kontak on this honour, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the understanding of hydro-thermal mineral deposits,” said Dr. Osman Abou-Rabia, Dean, Science, Engineering and Architecture at Laurentian University. “His work continues to add to the international reputation of our renowned Department of Earth Sciences.”

Previous winners of the Duncan Derry Medal at Laurentian University include Dr. Harold Gibson (2012) and Dr. C. Michael Lesher (2007). 






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