Kristen Mitchell, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo
A few weeks before finishing my PhD thesis I received an email asking me: “Do you long to sail on the open ocean one more time? Do you have fond memories of bow watch, gimbaled tables, and picking plastic out of neuston net samples? Are you looking for something adventurous to do this fall?” My answer was: “Yes! Get me out from behind this computer!” I decided to fill out the volunteer form and see what would happen.
Paul Karrow is a frequent writer for What on Earth, we congratulate him on his award, presented by Rob MacDonald. It is awarded occasionally, “to an outstanding Ontario non-professional archaeologist whose work has been consistently of the highest standard, who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of Ontario archaeology and who has earned acclaim for excellence and achievement.