Bruce Broster, professor in UNB’s department of earth sciences, recently was awarded with the Loring W. Bailey Award that recognizes outstanding service or contribution to both the geoscience profession and the province of New Brunswick.

First awarded in 2005, Dr. Broster is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award given by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB).

Dr. Broster, graduated with a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo in 1974 and received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, after which his academic career brought him to positions at the University of British Columbia, the University of Windsor, and finally to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) where he served as Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences.

Over the course of his tenure at UNB, he has supervised 14 MSc and 3 PhD students; he has published 44 refereed journal papers, 30 government publications, 109 abstracts, 29 published reports and articles and received more than $1 million in research funding from industry and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Further to his outstanding academic achievements, Dr. Broster, has been a very active volunteer and has served as president to many technical, learned and professional organizations including; Geoscientists Canada, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, the Geological Association of Canada’s Environmental Earth Science Division, and the Canadian Quaternary Association.

Dr. Broster was presented with his award at the APEGNB Annual General Meeting earlier this year.