TORONTO – The KEGS Foundation, under the auspices of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society, has named the recipients of its 2006 scholarships. Each scholarship is worth between $500 and $1,000.
The five undergraduate winners are Daniel Brake of Memorial University, Madeline Lee of McMaster University, Elissa McColl of the University of Saskatchewan, Stuart Mueller of Queen’s University and Morenkeji Olaleye of the University of Manitoba.
The four winning graduate students are Sergey Samsonov of the University of Western Ontario, Julie Smith of Memorial University, Mohammed Maysami of the University of British Columbia and Xue Yang Yu of the University of Western Ontario.
Brake is the recipient of the sixth Heikki Limion award based on his strong orientation towards mining geophysics and his academic achievement.
Samsonov received the second KEGS Pioneers Scholarship established to honour Canadian geophysical pioneers. The award recognizes his innovative research into the application of differential satellite radar mapping for very accurate determination of changes in earth elevations.
These awards are made possible by the continued generous support of the geophysical and exploration community across Canada. Visit the KEGS website at www.KegsOnLine.org.