S. George Pemberton, James A. MacEachern, Murray K. Gingras; An iconic professor: the life of Charles Richard Stelck O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C., P. Geol. (May 20, 1917–May 14, 2016). Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology ; 64 (4): 495–515. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/gscpgbull.64.4.495
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On May 14th 2016, Canada lost one of its legends – Dr. Charles Richard Stelck, geologist, prospector, oil finder, explorer and, a teacher and mentor to thousands of students. It was in his role as an educator that Charlie attained his greatest satisfaction.
Professor C.R. Stelck, a renowned Canadian Geologist, was known for his outstanding accomplishments in establishing the stratigraphy of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, as a foundational contributor to Alberta’s oil and gas industry, and most importantly as an educator at the University of Alberta. Widely known as Charlie, Professor Stelck was a teacher and mentor who guided thousands of men and women into Geology.