Dr. Richard Ernst, of the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University, is the 2022 recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology (VIP) Division of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC). Dr. Ernst was formally given the award at the VIP Annual General meeting on May 26, 2022. A list of previous award winners can be found here: VIP Awards
Dr. Richard Ernst
Dr. Ernst is a superb scientist and is an international leader in the study of Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). Perhaps his greatest attribute is his ability to attract LIP collaborators from the spectrum of the earth sciences: geochronologists, geochemists, field geologists, tectonicists, ore deposit and hydrocarbon geologists and even climate specialists, across academia, government and industry. Dr. Ernst and his students also apply concepts of large-scale magmatic activity learned on Earth to interpreting the surface features of Venus. The innovative science driven by Dr. Ernst and colleagues has resulted in almost $1M CDN in successful research grant proposals in 2020 alone!
Dr. Ernst was nominated for the Award by colleagues Dr. Brian Cousens (Carleton University) and Dr. Ken Buchan (Geological Survey of Canada).
Congratulations Dr. Ernst!!