Named after the legendary E.R. Ward Neale, the Medal is awarded to an individual for sustained outstanding efforts in sharing earth science with Canadians.
“For his enthusiasm for geology and willingness to share his earth science knowledge. Throughout his more than forty year career, two threads have run through his activities: a commitment to excellence in mapping and a dedication to public outreach. Mark’s outreach activities are firmly rooted in his geological expertise, especially his wide ranging knowledge of the Quaternary geology of Alberta. His outreach activities have touched professional and avocational geologists, students of all ages from elementary to university level, members of societies and special interest groups, and many other people with interests in natural history and landscape.”