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Order of Canada

R. Thorsteinsson, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
R. Thorsteinsson, O.C., Ph.D., F.R.S.C. O.C. Calgary
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada April 20, 1989 October 18, 1989
Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and one of Canada's most honoured geologists, he has personally led survey teams and directed field studies which have resulted in the production of detailed geological maps and reports covering an immense amount of territory in the Arctic Archipelago. This versatile scientist has also made important contributions in the field of paleontology, researched the Haughton Astrobleme and retrieved records and artefacts left by early Arctic explorers. This is a promotion within the Order.
Member of the Order of Canada December 19, 1983 October 3, 1984
After years of traveling over and surveying virtually all of the land along the northern edge of the
Canadian Shield, Dr. Thorsteinsson prepared the first detailed geological maps of over 200,000 square miles in the Arctic islands. During his versatile career he also collected fossils which have furthered the study of paleontology, researched the age of the Haughton Astrobleme and retrieved records and artifacts left by the early Arctic explorers.
 
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