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Fogo Island

You’ve heard of writers-in-residence and artists-in-residence, but how about geologists-in-residence?

Since 2013, Memorial University alumni have played a large role in a unique variation on the residency program on Fogo Island, through a project developed in conjunction with the Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Inn.


Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Piercey, Professor and NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in the Metallogeny of Ores and Volcanic Sedimentary Basins, who is the 2016 recipient of the Geological Association of Canada's W. W. Hutchison Medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian earth science research in the Lithostratigraphy, Volcanology, and Sedimentary Evolution of Mineral Deposits.