UBC Geography professor Michael Church has won the prestigious Massey Medal, bestowed by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) for 2009.
Cited for his research contributions and most recently for his work on the Fraser River gravel mining initiative, Church has been recognized as a world leader in fluvial sediment transport and the interpretation of river channel changes
The Massey Medal is awarded annually by the RCGS to recognize outstanding career achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada.
Church is the third member of UBC’s geography department to receive this recognition in the last decade (Cole Harris in 2003 and Tim Oke in 2005).
For more information, visit http://www.rcgs.org/awards/massey_medal/winner_massey2009.asp.