Call for Nominations - 2020 Award of Merit

This is your chance to recognize your peer! The PGO’s Award of Merit is presented annually to an individual member who, during the course of their career, has made significant contributions to the geoscience profession.

The successful candidate for the award will have been a practicing member of PGO for ten years or more and, during the course of their career, will have: 

    • Made a significant contribution to the geoscience knowledge base; and/or 
    • Made a significant contribution to the fields of environmental geoscience, mineral exploration and development or geophysics; and/or 
    • Contributed significantly to public service and protection of the public; and 
    • Whose actions and accomplishments reflect positively on the geoscience profession.
Please note that, while the nominee must have been a P. Geo. registered in Ontario for ten years or more, their accomplishments may have been attained anywhere in the world.

Please send a written nomination, 400 words maximum, stating your name, the nominee’s name, and a brief description of the nominee’s academic background, career and accomplishments that in your opinion make them worthy of this award.

Deadline for submission of nominations is May 29, 2020. PGO staff will be compiling the nominations for consideration by PGO’s Award Panel. Please send your submissions to Tony Andrews, CEO at and copying Marilen Miguel at Please make sure to put ‘PGO AOM’ and the nominee’s name in the subject line of your email.

The PGO Award of Merit will be presented virtually at the 2020 Annual General Meeting on June 30, 2020.

See the 2019 Award Winner

See the 2018 Award Winner

See the 2016 Award Winners