Northwest Territories geoscientist receives national award

27 novembre 2014
Communiqués de presse

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2014) – Northwest Territories (NWT) geoscientist Gary Vivian is the first resident North of 60 to receive the Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award from Geoscientists Canada.

Mr. Vivian is the President of Aurora Geosciences Ltd. in Yellowknife and Vice President of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines.  He has valuable experience and a long career working in Canada’s north.

Geoscientists Canada announced that Mr. Vivian was the recipient in July, with the official presentation taking place at the 42nd Annual Geoscience Forum in Yellowknife this week.  Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay was in attendance to recognize Mr. Vivian.

“Congratulations to Gary Vivian on his success and this well-deserved national award,” said Minister Ramsay. “He has a long history of dedicated work North of 60 and I would like to thank him for being a champion for NWT geoscience and for exemplifying professionalism and perseverance. The work of Mr. Vivian and people like him is key in the responsible development of the NWT’s mineral resources and the continued prosperity of our territory.”

The award is provided annually by Geoscientists Canada, the national organization of provincial and territorial regulatory bodies governing Canada’s professional geoscientists. It recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and practice of professional geoscience and who has advanced public recognition of the profession in Canada in his or her capacity as a registered professional geoscientist.

Media inquiries:

Leslie Campbell
Senior Communications Officer
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Tel: (867) 920-3343
Email: leslie_campbell@gov.nt.c