Honorary Life Members

2021 Honorary Member: 

Julie Palmer

 

Julie’s involvement with the society almost 30 years including 14 years on the National Committee and having run the Manawatu Branch of GSNZ for over ten years. She is in the top 6 longest-serving National committee members, and has held all 4 Officer positions. According to her nominees, only 2 other members have served longer that Julie. She was also one of the first Trustees of the Geological Society Awards Trust

She has worked in New Zealand in both government and industry, as an economic geologist over much of her career. She has contributed to geoscience education and research through lecturing and supervision at Massey University where she is currently still working. Of note is her dedication to geoscience outreach and sharing her passion for geoscience.

She has been on the organising committees of at least two GSNZ conferences (2006 and 2014), and is co-convener of the 2021/2022 conference in Palmerston North.

You can watch Julie's acceptance message here.

Honorary Members


The GSNZ Honorary Member award is presented to an individual who has contributed significantly to the success of the GSNZ and/or its predecessors and to the advancement of the geosciences in New Zealand. It is not necessarily about recognising a lifetime contribution to geoscientific research but rather it acknowledges outstanding and sustained contributions made to the successful and continued operations of the GSNZ and the wider geoscience community.

Honorary Life Members

Year

Recipient

2020

Glenn Vallender

2019

Nick Mortimer

2018

Janet George

2017

Campbell (Cam) Nelson

2016

Mike Johnston

2015

Jack Grant-Mackie

2014

David Skinner

2013

Bruce Hayward

2012

Simon Nathan

2011

Bruce Thompson