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Undergraduate Student Award

The undergraduate student award are given annually to an undergraduate student (2nd year of study or higher) at a recognized Canadian university or institute of higher education for excellence in one of the specialties supported by the Mineralogical Association of Canada (mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology and mineral deposits).

The recipient will receive a one-year membership to the Association (including electronic access to The Canadian Mineralogist, a subscription to the scientific magazine Elements, 20% discount on MAC publications, discounted registration fee at our annual meeting) and a $100 gift certificate redeemable on any MAC publications to be selected from our Topics of Mineralogical Sciences, Special Publications, or Special Issues of The Canadian Mineralogist.

If a suitable undergraduate student is not available, a graduate student may be chosen. The nominating officer must be an instructor of a course involving one of the specialties supported by the Mineralogical Association of Canada.

Please note: we can only respond to one nomination per institution per year, The deadline to submit a nomination is January 31.

Download the nomination form PDF format, Word format

For more information, contact Johanne Caron at

Congratulations to the following students who have received the MAC Undergraduate Award

Nathan T. Carter, Acadia University
Carsyn Elizabeth Cassidy, Western University
Léo Champagne, Mount Royal University
Cole Christenson, Dalhousie University
Aaron O. Coverett, University of Saskatchewan
Xuefei (Winnie) Fan, University of Toronto
Mackenzie Gracequist, Carleton University
Elliot E. Gray, University of Victoria
Kaveer Hazrah, University of Calgary
Emily Mervyn, UBC Okanagan
Daniele Prive, Queen’s University
Ragi Ramesh, Lakehead University
Stan Roozen, McGill University
Andree Roy-Garand, St. Mary’s University
Thomas Ruel, Université Laval
Marlianne S. Sadoway, University of Alberta
Margaret L. Scott, St. Francis Xavier University
Luke Anderson Smith, Laurentian University
Sarah Sturge, University of Waterloo
Eric Vandenburg, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Vivien Yin, University of Windsor
Nahanni Sara Young, University of Regina

Peter Baldazzi, Simon Fraser University
Alexandre Bénard-Gaudet, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Jonathan Clarke, University of Waterloo
Jayce D. Eadie, University of Alberta
Daniel Peter Ferguson, University of Regina
Margaux (Blue) Hunter-Moffatt, Carleton University
Mélanie King, McGill University
Joshua Labrie, Brock University
Megan K. Landman, Lakehead University
Benjamin A. Myrer, Dalhousie University
Deidre Renée Nelson Smith, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
William Pagé, Université Laval
Iliajah A. Pidskalny, University of Saskatchewan
Taylor M. Robinson, University of Victoria
Hannah Sharpe, University of New Brunswick
Kayla Soini, Laurentian University
Alexis L. Trevors, St. Francis Xavier University
Miguel M. Vaccaro, Acadia University

Erin Bohlender, University of Calgary
Joshua Boucher, Universiry of Windsor
Laurestine I. Bradford, University of Toronto
Ryan J. Brigham, Brock University
Midhelle R. Brooks, Douglas College
Kelsey Meghan Bulbuc, University of Alberta
Rebecca Canam, University of British Columbia
Ryan Desjarlais, University of Manitoba
Caitlin P. Fischer, Queen’s University
François Rournier-Roy, Université Laval
Philippe Guertin, Université du Québec à Montréal
Andrew Jedemann, Lakehead University
Kelsey Koerner, University of New Brunswick
Kim MacRae, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Rae Lyn McClintock, University of Regina
Taylor Alexis McPherson, Brandon University
Benjamin A. Myrer, Dalhousie University
Laura-Pier Perron-Desmeules, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Nikol M. Posnov, University of Western Ontario
Jenna Randazzo, McGill University
Mitchell Richardson, Carleton University
R. William Scott, Laurentian University
Crystal Smith, Acadia University
Casey C. Taylor, University of Victoria
Rachael Turner, St. Francis Xavier University
Leela Witvoet, Mount Royal University
Sean Wong, University of Waterloo

Zoe E. Chapman-Humphreys, University of Victoria
Amy Cleaver, Lakehead University
Alison Cottrell, University of Regina
Rachel Culver, Queen’s University
Jacqueline Dubreuil, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Grace Emily Enns, University of Windsor
Christopher Grondin, Université Laval
Anna Katarina Haataja, University of Calgary
Byunghun Ko, University of New Brunswick
Stephanie Anne Kobylinski, University of Waterloo
Adam C. LaRiviere, University of Alberta
Derek Leung, Laurentian University
Nathan M. McCullough, Acadia University
Linda Pan, McGill University
Todd Robinson, Brock University
Colin G. Ross, St. Francis Xavier University
Karim Simard, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Jolee K Stewart, University of Western Ontario

Carlee J. Akam, University of Victoria
Daniel M. Baker, University of Alberta
Allan A. Bieber, University of Manitoba
Inayat Dhaliwal, University of Calgary
Caleb Grant, St. Francis Xavier University
Tong Hong, University of Waterloo
Rilea Kynock, University of New Brunswick
Marika Labbé, Université Laval
Jackson Daniel Malone, Acadia University
Reid James Merrill, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Mallory Metcalf, Queen’s University
Hoang Anh Tu Lavie Nguyen, University of Saskatchewan
Stacey Nicole Parmenter, Memorial University
Justin T Pentesco, Brock University
Forest R. Pimm, University of Victoria
Jamie Schmidt, University of Regina
Claudia M. Selles, McGill University
Aamna Asad Sirohey, Western University
Jessie Villeneuve, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Elliot Wehrle, Laurentian University

Hayley Angel Marie Arts, Carleton University
Cameron Bessey, University of Waterloo
Austin Davidson, Brock University
Eric A. Garcelon, University of New Brunswick
Andre Mark Gollner, University of British Columbia
Thomas E. Gore, Laurentian University
Maya T. LaGrange, Rao University of Alberta
Dillon K. Langelaan, Acadia University
Britney Laturnus, University of Regina
Eleanor D. McAuley, Queen’s University
Charles-Elie Mercier, Université Laval
Doug Nikkila, Lakehead University
Laura F. Nymeyer, University of Victoria
Lori E. Paslawski, St. Francis Xavier University
Adam D. Skoyles, University of Windsor
Kassandra Sofonio, McGill University
Courtney Stange, Mount Royal University
Neera Sundaralingam, Western University
Karolan Tremblay, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Christopher R. Voisey, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jennifer M. Adam, University of New Brunswick
Taryn Lynn Azzopardi, University of Windsor
Christopher Beckett-Brown, Laurentian University
Hannah Cavallin, University of British Columbia
Alyssa Davis, Brock University
Jack Eastwood, Queen’s University
Alan Hannah, Mount Royal University
Patrick J. A.Hill, University of British Columbia
Victoria Houde, Western University
Jillian Kendrick, Dalhousie University
Alexandra Laudadio, Carleton University
Marie-Christine Lauzon, Laval University
Daniel MacLeod, Saint Francis Xavier University
Dominique Morin, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Haylea Nisbet, McGill University
Alix Osinchuk, University of Alberta
Amanda Dawn Palaniuk, University of Regina
Vivian Pattison, University of Victoria
Simon Poirier, Acadia University

Ian K. Bragdon, University of New Brunswick
Colin Bryden, University of Alberta
Simon Cloutier, Université Laval
Edouard Coté-Lavoie, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
André Couture, Northern College, Haileybury School of Mines
Amanda Dean, University of Calgary
Nicole Eriks, University of British Columbia
Pauline Suzanne Flottat, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Emily M. Griffiths, McGill University
Sienna R. Johnson, University of Regina
Caroline J. Karubin, University of Waterloo
Mary H. Kerr, Laurentian University
John X. MacFarlane, St. Francis Xavier University
Haris Majeed, University of Toronto
Shevaun McGoldrick, Dalhousie University
Meghan O’Brien, Western University
Caitlin S. Patterson, University of Victoria
Samantha Pomroy, University of Newfoundland
Celine Porter, Acadia University
Emily Don Scribner, Queen’s University
Aidan Robert Vooght, University of Saskatchewan
Paul Wawrzonkowski, Laurentian University
Stephen M. West, Lakehead University

Philippe Belley, University of Ottawa
Jason Bot, University of Regina
Colin Brisco, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Shannon G. Broughm, Dalhousie University
Philippe Drouin, Université Laval
Lindsay Fenwick, Queen’s University
Prateek Gupta, McMaster University
Danielle Kondla, University of Calgary
Rebekka Lee, Brock University
A. Rebecca Lynn MacDonald, St. Francis Xavier University
Sarah L. McArthur, University of Victoria
Sarah Muir Mount Royal University
Lisa J. Mundry, Acadia University
Emily M. Palmer, University of New Brunswick
Julia M. Scott, University of British Columbia
Kasparas Spokas, McGill University
Cassie M. Stuurman, The University of Western Ontario
Jonathan Tremblay, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Philip Ralph Van-Lane, University of Waterloo

Catherine J. Armstrong, McGill University
Alicia L. Beynon, McMaster University
Benoit Charette, Université Laval
Jordan A. Clark, University of Victoria
Michael A. D’Angelo, Lakehead University
Zachary Adam Diloreto, University of Windsor
Justin B.R. Drummond, Acadia University
Jackson D. Froome, Queen’s University
Matthew F. Hardman, University of Alberta
Quinn Harper, Simon Fraser University
Freda LeBlanc, Mount Royal University
Svieda Ma, Dalhousie University
Steven R.D. MacInnis, St. Francis Xavier University
Jenine Marie McCutcheon, The University of Western Ontario
Jordan A. McDivitt, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Faith Meadows, University of Toronto
Julia A. Merola, University of British Columbia
Arianne J. Petley Ragan, Carleton University
Elysia Schuurmans, University of Regina
Ankar Sheng, University of Manitoba
Alicia Edna Pearlynn Thomas, Brock University

Michael A. Antonelli, University of Alberta
Jessica Baldwin, Memorial University
Anne-Marie Beauchamp, Université Laval
Anne C. Belanger, Dalhousie University
Matthew Brzozowski, University of Windsor
Kevin M. Cannon, Queen’s University
Martine Chabot, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Brady Kevin Clift, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Adam Clough, Carleton University
Kendall L. Culligan, University of British Columbia
Matea Drljepan, Brock University
Ashley Marie Emms, Mount Royal University
Stephanie Friedrich, Acadia University
Evan R. Gladney, St. Mary’s University
Amy M. Kenwell, University of Waterloo
Ellen Leask, McGill University
Jason Levesque, University of New-Brunswick
Ryan Breau Libbey, The University of Western Ontario
Travis J.A. McCarron, St. François Xavier University
Jalissa C. McMullen, University of Regina
Greg F. Paju, Lakehead University
Danica Francine Pascua, University of Toronto
Meghan C. Tomlin, University of Victoria
Peter A. Tschirhart, McMaster University

Erika B. Anderson, McGill University
Katarina E. Bjorkman, Lakehead University
Jennifer Blain, Université Laval
Nicole J. Brooker, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Benjamin Gordon Daniels, University of Waterloo
Kayla Dell, Brock University
Lisa Douglas, University of Victoria
Gregory Howard, Saint Mary’s University
Trevor Kelly, Dalhousie University
Francis Lacoursière, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Alana Mackinder, Carleton University
Kathleen McDonald, Laurentian University
Hannah Mills, University of Alberta
Izyan Hani Mohd Izham, The University of Western Ontario
Pamela Patraskovic, University of Toronto
Iva Peklova, University of Windsor
Laura Pisiak, University of Manitoba
Dylan Quinn, St. Francis Xavier University
Andrew Jonathan Smith, University of Regina
Gabriel Walton, Queen’s University
Robin Westland, Acadia University

Donnelly B. Archibald, St. Francis Xavier University
Eleanor J. Berryman, McGill University
Natasha L. Bumstead, The University of Western Ontario
Ania Danigier, University of Windsor
David Dirisio, Brock University
Chelcy J. Fougere, Acadia University
Sean P. Funk, University of Alberta
Devon C. Griffiths, University of Calgary
Monika Haring, Laurentian University
Kayla M. Helt, Queen’s University
Luke J. Hilchie, Dalhousie University
Maude Levesque Michaud, Universite Laval
Kevin J. MacKenzie, UBC Okanagan
Seamus J. Magnus, Lakehead University
Laura Malone, University of New Brunswick
Shawn O’Connor, Carleton University
Christopher R. Rawluk, University of Manitoba
Ryan Ruthart, University of Waterloo
Eric ES Street, Simon Fraser University
Jolene Styan, University of Victoria
Ryan Szilagyi, University of Regina

Mike G. Babechuk, University of Windsor
Susan Banman, Carleton University
Guillaume Beaudoin, Université du Quebec à Chicoutimi
Laura Bergen, University of Manitoba
Nathan Bridge, University of Western Ontario
Katherine Buckingham, Queen’s University
Frédéric Fleury, Université Laval
Dianne Gray, University of Brithsi Columbia, Okanagan
Luke J. Hilchie, Dalhousie University
Heléne Houde, Université du Québec à Montréal
Ryan D. Martin, University of Waterloo
Scott McGregor, Brandon University
Heidi McKee, Saint Mary’s University
Sara McPhail, University of Victoria
Paul Medici, Brock University
Peter R. Meredith, St. Francis Xavier University
Benjamin A. Olsen, University of New Brunswick
Carl Richardson, Acadia University
Steven Siemieniuk, Lakehead University
Tanner Soroka, University of Regina
Eric N. Street, Simon Fraser University
Lesley-Anne Sykora, Laurentian University
Emily B. Vanderstaal, Mt. Royal College

David A. Arsenault, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Stephanie A. Blais, St. Francis Xavier University
Natasha L. Bumstead, University of Western Ontario
Caroline Dennis, University of Windsor
Jill L. Dreger, University of Regina
Cetina Farrugia, McMaster University
Nathan R. Forslund, Lakehead University
Jennifer K. Greville, University of Manitoba
Brett J.H.M. Hamilton, University of Waterloo
Philippe Hurtubise, University of Ottawa
Erin M. Kellough, Mount Royal College
Kerry Klein, McGill University
Marc Laurencelle, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Evelyne Leduc, Queen’s University
Jenny A. MacAuley, University of Victoria
Heather E. Menicanin, Brock University
Ryan Noftall, St. Mary’s University
Jenna M. Phillips, Brandon University
Lise Robichaud, University of New Brunswick
Kara-Lynn Scallion, Acadia University
Reid Staples, Simon Fraser University
Mavros I. Whissell, Laurentian University

Malcolm Alexander, Lakehead University
Megan M. Blamire, Queen’s University
Susan A. Brodie, University of New Brunswick
Jared P. Butler, Dalhousie University
Jonathon Cirelli, Laurentian University
Tim Cross, Acadia University
Christopher M. Doughty, Simon Fraser University
Kimberley A. Ells, St. Francis Xavier University
Ian Foster, University of Western Ontario
Benjamin Hudson, University of Victoria
Brittan M. Jones, Brandon University
Adrian Karolko, Mount Royal College
Diana Kuiper, University of Ottawa
Francis Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Montréal
Jeannette M. Marcotte, University of Regina
Ryan C.D. Martin, University of Manitoba
Jean-François Montreuil, Université Laval
Mylaine Pilote, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Kyle Charles Rebryna, University of Calgary
Sandra Reynen, University of Windsor
Kamalpreet Sihra, Brock University
Ahmad Saleem, Carleton University
Ashley Smyth, University of Waterloo

Nancy Ballantine, University of Manitoba
Heather Campbell, University of New Brunswick
Jennifer Cardamone, Laurentian University
Steve Caron, Simon Fraser University
Stephen L. Hinchey, Memorial University
Laura I. Karrei, Carleton University
Janice P.L. Kenney, University of Windsor
Christopher Lane, Lakehead University
Richard LeBreton, Ecole polytechnique
Debbie M. Legaspi, Mount Royal College
Peter M. McChesney, St. Francis Xavier University
Caroline Mealin, University of Waterloo
Ben J.A. Moulton, St. Mary’s University
Vanessa Peters, McGill University
Hannibal J. Preto, University of Victoria
Geoff G. Spears, Brandon University
Sarah Rose Wallace, University of Western Ontario
Heather E. Wolczanski, Acadia University

Ahmed Ahmed, St. Mary’s University
Jeffrey Beirnes, University of Waterloo
Allison A. Brand, University of British Columbia
Kyl B. Chhatwal, Queen’s University
Emily Delahaye, University of Victoria
Jesse L. Dykstra, Okanagan University College
Ian Herman, Haileybury School of Mines
Stephen L. Hinchey, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Melissa D. Holt, Simon Fraser University
Josée Labelle, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivères
Jean-Francois Larivière, Université du Québec à Montréal
Robert Lodge, Acadia University
Aaron Jacob Lussier, University of Manitoba
Beverly J.S.W. Mack, University of Calgary
Christene Martin, St. Francis Xavier University
James Morley, University of Regina
Geoff Newton, Laurentian University
James C. Ouellette, University of Guelph
Jennifer Paradis, University of New Brunswick
Ian Power, University of Western Ontario
Genevieve Robert, McGill University
Dawn Rusnak, Brock University
Dave Saucier, École Polytechnique
Derek Smyth, University of Windsor
Markus Suilans, Carleton University
Breanna C. Uzelman, University of Saskatchewan
Siobban (Sasha) Wilson, McMaster University

Bjarne Almqvist, Laurentian University
Ashley Armstrong, University of Windsor
Steven Berg, University of Waterloo
Trevor Bishop, Simon Fraser University
Katryn M. Deely, University of Notre Dame
Julien Gingras, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Shari L. Hayne, St. Francis Xavier University
Sasha Herwig, University of Manitoba
Trevor A. Hoffman, Brandon University
Megan Jenkins, University of Calgary
Daina Marie Kennedy, Laurentian University
Kristin D. Knorr, University of New Brunswick
Mathieu Landry, Carleton University
David Lane, University of Victoria
Martin L. Little, Brock University
Lindsey M. MacBride, University of Manitoba
Frances Mitchell, Acadia University
Andrea Mosher, Dalhousie University
Ariana Osman, University of Western Ontario
Alexa Ranson, Queen’s University
Jennifer Lee Sarnecki, University of Alberta

Karine Bédard, University of Ottawa
Sean A. Bosman, University of Western Ontario
Ellen Choi, University of Toronto
Andrea M. Cox, University of Western Ontario
Adrian E. Forsyth, University of Windsor
Stephen C. Ingram, St. Mary’s University
Nathalie MacLean, Acadia University
Anetta Markussen-Brown, Carleton University
Christina Ponte, Lakehead University
Lynn Reich, University of Alberta
Shovik Sengupta, University of Waterloo
Brian Tucker, Laurentian University