The Peacock Medal is awarded by MAC to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada. This year’s recipient is Dr. David Pattison of the University of Calgary.

Dave Pattison is one of the world’s premier metamorphic petrologists and a leading expert on the metamorphism of rocks at low pressures. Dave’s interest in contact metamorphism began with his Ph.D. thesis work on the Ballachulish aureole in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh under the tuteledge of Ben Harte. He has continued this interest with a number of superb papers on several low-pressure terranes including the...

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