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LU professor wins Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Dr. Stephen J.

Dr. Stephen J. Piercey, earth sciences professor at Laurentian University, was recently selected to receive the prestigious Waldemar Lindgren
(Outstanding Young Scientist) Award for 2005 by the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the international society of ore deposits geologists.

The Lindgren Award, SEG?s most prestigious honour, is offered annually to a young scientist whose published research, before the age of 35, represents an outstanding contribution to economic geology. Piercey will be presented the award at the SEG 2006 Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, in May, 2006. He is the first Laurentian professor to be selected for this award.

Although he is only 31 years of age, this researcher has already published nine peer-reviewed papers, 13 government publications, three geological maps, and 40 abstracts. He completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2001 and has been a professor at Laurentian University since 2001.

He was selected for this award largely for his research on the relationship between magmatism, tectonics, and volcanic activity and its role in the generation of volcanogenic massive (VMS) deposits found in the Finlayson Lake area in the Yukon.

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