Congratulations to Philip Howarth, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Waterloo, and past governor of the RCGS.
On November 16th, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society awarded the 2017 Camsell Medal to Dr. Philip Howarth at their Annual Fellows Dinner. Phil has been an active and valued Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and has made significant contributions to the discipline of Geography and to his specialised field of remote sensing analysis over the years. The Camsell Medal recognizes individuals who have given outstanding service to the Society and the recipient may be nominated only by RCGS fellows. The citation at the RCGS reads:
"The Society is awarding the 2017 Camsell Medal to Dr. Philip Howarth, who has served the Society in a variety of capacities with dedication and distinction since 2000. As a long-standing member and chair of the Lectures Committee, Howarth delivered a national outreach program that engaged Canadians, served the Society’s educational mission, and raised the profile of the RCGS by establishing innovative new partnerships.
"While chair of the Lectures Committee, Howarth also served on the Policy and Planning Committee from 2004 to 2009, as well as two terms on the Board of Governors. More recently, Phil has joined the Awards Committee, where he continues to contribute insightful views to further support geography leaders, innovators, and educators."
Congratulations to Phil - a well deserved honour!