Chris Yakymchuk receives Early Geological Career Award

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Chris Yakymchuk receives Early Geological Career Award

Professor Chris Yakymchuk is the 2024 recipient of the Geological Society of America Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division Early Geological Career Award. This award recognizes Yakymchuk’s groundbreaking early career accomplishments.  

Yakymchuk, an Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to understanding the evolution of the Earth’s crust. His focus includes studying mountain formation processes over time, particularly the differences in these processes from the Archean era (over 2.5 billion years ago) to the present, as reflected in rocks. Using a diverse approach involving fieldwork, petrology, geology, geochemistry, and geochronology, he explores orogenesis (the geological process of mountain formation) and continental crust development.  

Read more about Chris Yakymchuk in the article originally published by the Faculty of Science.

Chris is standing on a trail surrounded by greenery. He is wearing a hat, sunglasses, a plaid shirt, hiking pants and boots and is carrying a backpack. His arm is looped around a sign that says "Kefi Minerals Ethiopia Limited Tulukapi Gold Project."

Chris Yakymchuk, an Associate Professor of petrology and Economic Geology.