Yves Fortier (geologist)
Yves Oscar Fortier, OC, FRSC (August 17, 1914 – August 19, 2014) was a Canadian geologist. 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.
Yves Oscar Fortier
August 17, 1914
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Died||August 19, 2014 100)(aged|
|Alma mater||Laval University, McGill University Stanford University, Queen's University|
|Awards||Logan Medal, Massey Medal|
|Institutions||Geological Survey of Canada|
- 1953 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- 1964 - Massey Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
- 1974 - Logan Medal, Geological Association of Canada
- 1980 - Officer of the Order of Canada
- The mineral Yofortierite was named in his honor by Canadian geologist Guy Perrault, F.R.S. (1927–2002).
- The Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award is also named in his honor.