Carleton University’s Chris Burn and Iain Wallace were honoured with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Camsell Medals on Nov. 19, 2014. Up to two medals may be awarded each year for outstanding service to the society.

“During the long period of their involvement, the society benefited greatly from their expertise, wisdom and dedication,” the society said. “The Camsell Medals are well-deserved recognition for these two Fellows and their many contributions to the society.”

Iain Wallace, professor emeritus of Geography and Environmental Studies, has served the society for more than 31 years in a number of capacities. He was a member of the research grants committee (also serving as its chair), the awards committee, the policy and planning committee and the editorial advisory committee. In addition, he served on the society’s board of governors from 1995 until 2000 and again from 2005 until 2010.

Chris Burn, professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, has been involved with the society for more than 20 years. He has served on the research grants committee (also serving as its chair), the policy and planning committee and the nominating committee (also serving as its chair). Burn was on the society’s board of governors from 2001 until 2009. He served as the society’s vice-president from 2005 to 2009.

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