Diane Skipton was awarded the 2017 Jack Henderson Prize for Best PhD Thesis given by the Geological Association of Canada. Her thesis was entitled: "Paleoproterozoic Metamorphism, Deformation and Exhumation of Mid-Crustal Rocks of the Trans-Hudson Orogen on Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island." Diane is currently a post-doc at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa.
In 1912, and again in 1915, William J. Wintemberg, an archaeologist with the National Museum of Canada (today the Canadian Museum of History), excavated a site near Prescott, Ontario, which he named “Roebuck” after a nearby hamlet. The people who had once lived at the site were related to the Iroquoian language-speakers met and described by Jacques Cartier at Stadacona (today’s Québec City) and Hochelaga (today’s Montréal). But was the Roebuck site earlier or later than Cartier? And what can the site tell us about communities that had vanished by the time Samuel de Champlain sailed up the same river, less than a century later, to establish a permanent French settlement at the former site of Stadacona? Read the complete article.
Professor Audet is the University Research Chair in Solid Earth Geophysics. His interdisciplinary research led him to work with several renowned institutions and lecture at international conferences. The University of Ottawa also selected him as the recipient of the 2016 Media Relations Excellence Award.