The 1999 MAC Berry Medalist is Norman Holden. Norman came to the University of Manitoba in 1983 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow. He is currently Head of the Department.

Norman was brought into MAC’s offices by his Manitoba colleague, Frank Hawthorne, to assist in the financial planning of MAC. In keeping with the times, NSERC had withdrawn support for The Canadian Mineralogist, and other factors contributed to significant concerns over MAC’s financial future. Norman was appointed Chair of MAC’s Financial Planning Committee, whereupon he examined MAC’s finances for the previous 10 years and extrapolated the...

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