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The Chubb Awards

The Chubb Award for excellence in the geological sciences is the highest honour bestowed by the Geological Society of Jamaica.

This prestigious award is named after one of Jamaica’s best “rockstars”, the founder and first president of the Geological Society of Jamaica, the late Prof. Lawrence J. Chubb.

Since its inception in 1980, five awards have been given.

Awardees in the order they were received are:

  • Mr. Vincent Hill (1980)
  • Professor Edward Robinson (1982)
  • Dr. Raymond Wright (1993)
  • Professor Trevor Jackson (1999)
  • Mr. Anthony Porter (2001)
  • Prof. Simon F. Mitchell (2013)

Chubb Awardees
Chubb Awardees (from left to right): Professor Ted Robinson, Professor Trevor Jackson, Dr. Raymond Wright and Mr. Anthony Porter


The GSJ Scholars

The GSJ Scholar is an award given to a Jamaican student having excellent geological grades and demonstrated interest to pursue a career in geology. Numerous awards have been given, some of the recipients include: Gavin Gunter, Sherene James-Williamson, Lorraine Richards, Jason Fisher, Taneisha Edwards, Marco Dane Miller and Renee McDonald.

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Academic Prizes

The Geological Society of Jamaica (GSJ) has been committed to supporting the geological community and the development of geology in Jamaica and the Caribbean region. The Geological Society of Jamaica has been offering the GSJ Scholarship to Jamaican students who attain good GPA during their tenure at the University of the West Indies.

In order to continue supporting the development of our geology students, the GSJ has decided to give awards based on particular course offerings at the UWI. This will include awards given to students who have successfully completed and attained the highest grades in the first year courses, the second year field mapping course and the final year geological project.

The details of these awards are listed below:

The Charles Alfred Matley Award (First Year) for Academic Performance.

The award will be a UWI Gift Certificate not exceeding the value of J$3000.00. The award can only be given to a student who has attained the highest GPA from their first year geology courses which must include the following: Earth Sciences 1: Earth Materials and Plate Tectonics; Earth Sciences 2: Earth Processes and Earth History; Earth Sciences 3: Minerals and Mineral Deposits; and Earth Sciences 4: Geological Maps and Environmental Geology. At the time of the award, the student must be a second year student with a declared major in Geology and have already registered for geology courses in the second year. The student will be expected to attend an award ceremony on a date set by the GSJ. The GSJ will be allowed to use any picture from this event or any related matter of the award on the GSJ website, Facebook, in any publication, newsletter or article.

The Verners A. Zans Award (Second Year) for the Best Field Map.

The award will be a new geological compass/equipment not exceeding the value of US$50.00. The award can only be given to a student who has attained the highest grade in the second year course GEOL 2204 (Field Methods/Techniques of Geology). At the time of the award, the student must be a final year student with a declared major in Geology and have already registered for final year courses. The student will be expected to attend an award ceremony on a date set by the GSJ. The GSJ will be allowed to use any picture from this event and a copy of the field map and any related matter of the award on the GSJ website, Facebook, in any publication, newsletter, article and display or showcase.

The Raymond Wright Award (Final Year) for Best Geology Project.

The award will be a monetary value of JA$10,000.00. The award can only be given to a student who has attained the highest grade in the final year Geology Research Project. At the time of the award, the student will have completed their degree or be a final year student with a declared major in geology. The student will be expected to attend an award ceremony on a date set by the GSJ. The GSJ will be allowed to use any picture from this event and a copy of the field map and any related matter of the award on the GSJ website, Facebook, in any publication, newsletter, article and display or showcase.


The first set of these awards will be given in Semester I of the 2013-2014 academic year, based on the student performance in the 2012-2013 academic year. The GSJ may decide not to award one or more of these prizes in any particular year.


Donations

Your contributions are welcomed to ensure the longevity of these awards, you can find out about donating at the Annual General Meeting, make arrangements with a Council member or mail in a cheque payable to: Geological Society of Jamaica c/o Department of Geography and Geology, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

Contact Us: Geological Society of Jamaica, c/o Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.
Email: info@geologicalsocietyofJamaica.org