Gelinas Silver Medal: Gabriel Santos
Acadia graduate (MSc 2018) Gabriel Sombini dos Santos has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Gelinas Silver Medal for the best MSc thesis in Volcanology and Igneous Petrology by the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada. Gabriel's thesis, entitled "Petrology, geochemistry, age, and tectonic setting of the Margaree Pluton, Aspy terrane, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia", was supervised by Sandra Barr. The award will be presented to Gabriel during the 2019 annual meeting of the GAC in Quebec City in May. In making the award, the selection committee noted that they were impressed by his "exceptional research". Gabriel is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Waterloo on deformed ophiolitic rocks in China.