Yves Fortier (geologist)

Yves Oscar Fortier, OC, FRSC (August 17, 1914 – August 19, 2014) was a Canadian geologist.[1] He was the director of the Geological Survey of Canada from 1964 to 1973. He led expeditions to the Canadian Arctic in the 1950s and 1960s which identified significant potential oil and gas resources. He died at the age of 100 on August 19, 2014.[2]

Yves Fortier
Yves Oscar Fortier

(1914-08-17)August 17, 1914
DiedAugust 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 100)
Alma materLaval University, McGill University Stanford University, Queen's University
AwardsLogan Medal, Massey Medal
Scientific career
InstitutionsGeological Survey of Canada



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