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Service Award

Background

RASC Service AwardAs a volunteer-driven organization the RASC relies heavily upon the talents and contributions of its members to deliver programs and services. The Service Award was instituted in 1959 to recognize the contributions of members who, at either the National or Centre levels, have made a significant contribution to the life and vitality of the Society. The award is a bronze medallion engraved with the winner's name and year of presentation. (See "Establishment of the Service Award of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada," JRASC 56, 131.)

The Service Award is a major award of the Society given to a member in recognition of outstanding service, rendered over an extended period of time, where such service has had a major impact on the work of the Society and/or of a Centre of the Society. The Award is given only by resolution of the National Council, on recommendation of the Awards Committee. The Award shall be presented at the Society's General Assembly. The recipient will be offered reimbursement for two nights accommodation and up to two banquet tickets if they travel to the GA to receive their award.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Award, a recipient must

  • Be a member in good standing (a Service Award may be made posthumously to a member who would otherwise have been eligible).
  • Have been a member in good standing for at least ten (10) consecutive years prior to the date of nomination for the medal.
  • Have rendered substantial service of a well-defined nature to the Society and/or a Centre over a period of at least ten years, or more. Such service should have had a major, constructive impact and would involve a very substantial and continued commitment on the part of the nominee.
  • Not have received a Service Award before.

Note: A special Service Award was given to Col R.S. McLaughlin in 1965 in recognition of his munificence in funding and endowing the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto.

Recipients


Links to relevant JRASC pages are provided where available. Citations (PDF) are provided for those not published in JRASC.

2013

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  • Larry McNish (Calgary)
  • Dietmar Kupke (Toronto)
  • Brian McCullough (Ottawa)

2012

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  • Roland Dechesne (Calgary)
  • James Edgar (Regina)
  • Fred Smith (St. John's)

2011

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  • Robert Dick (Ottawa)

2010

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  • Bryan Kelso (Okanagan)
  • Guy Mackie (Okanagan)
  • Barry Matthews (Ottawa)
  • Curt Nason (New Brunswick)
  • James Tisdale (Okanagan)

2009

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  • Clint Shannon (Halifax) - Presented before the GA
  • Robert Duff (London)
  • Kim Hay (Kingston)
  • Richard Huziak (Saskatoon)
  • Walter MacDonald (Kingston)
  • Al Seaman (Ottawa)
  • Patrice Scattolin (CFdeM)
  • Alan Whitman (Okanagan)

2008

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  • Denis Grey (Toronto)
  • Leslie Harvey (Toronto)
  • Tony Horvatin (Toronto)

2007

  • Dr. Rajiv Gupta (Vancouver)
  • Bruce McCurdy (Edmonton)

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Dave McCarter (London)

2001

2000

  • Phil Johnson (Calgary)

1999

1998

1996

1995

1994

  • Randy Dodge (St. John's)
  • Gary Dymond (St. John's)
  • Mel Rankin (Edmonton)

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

1974

1973

1972

1971

1970

1968

Announcement

1967

1966

1965

1964

1963

1962

1961

1960

1959

  • E.J.A. Kennedy* (National Secretary)
  • J.H. Horning* (National Treasurer)

*Deceased