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Camsell Medal

2006 Winners - Karen Lochhead and Michael Schmidt

Karen Lochhead (LEFT) and Michael Schmidt (RIGHT, at left) received the Camsell Award for outstanding service.
Karen Lochhead and Michael Schmidt received The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Camsell Award in November in recognition of outstanding service. Lochhead, of Gatineau, Que., is a former cartographer for The Atlas of Canada. She has served as a director and member of several RCGS committees over the past 25 years and has volunteered her skills as a map librarian to catalogue the Society’s library holdings. Schmidt, an engineer with the Geological Survey of Canada in Victoria, has been a member of the Board of Governors and several committees, including the expeditions committee. He is an accomplished mountaineer who led the 1992 RCGS expedition to the top of Yukon’s Mount Logan to determine its precise elevation (5,959 metres).

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