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Queen’s University researcher earns Young Scientist Award

Queen’s University professor Christopher Spencer has earned the 2020 Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) from the Geological Society of America.

Christopher SpencerThe Young Scientist Award was established in 1988 to be awarded to a young scientist (35 or younger) for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences.

Dr. Spencer recently joined the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering after completing a five-year Early Research Fellowship at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. His research seeks to understand the formation, destruction, and secular evolution of the continental crust.

Queen’s Emeritus Professor Ray Price, a world-renowned geologist, praised Dr. Spencer’s work saying his “…work and ideas are the most exciting I have seen in a decade."

Further information about the Donath Medal can be found on the GSA website