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).