Dr. Richard Bathurst & Dr. Valérie Langlois Honoured


An interesting article in the December 2016 Geotechnical News caught our eye. Dr. Richard Bathurst, Royal Military College of Canada from the Civil Engineering Department is the winner of 2016 The R.F. Legget Medal.

The R.F. Legget Medal is the most senior and prestigious award of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

On receiving word that one of his Professors won the award, Dr. H.J. (Harry) Kowal, RMCC Principal – sent along warm congratulations to the internationally renowned, Prof.

“Congratulations my friend! It is humbling to read about all that you are doing and it gives me great pride to be able to show the superb caliber of professors we have at RMC. Well done!!”

This medal is presented annually to an individual who has made significant personal contributions to:

  • the development of an understanding in Canada of the inter-relationship of civil engineering and engineering geology through publications, research or professional society activities, or
  • the development of theoretical and applied techniques to problems of national concern in the geotechnical field in Canada, or
  • the supervision of geotechnical or civil engineering projects of importance to the Canadian economy, or
  • the stimulation of geotechnical activities in Canada through the encouragement of co-workers, associates and students,
  • or other achievements of permanent significance to the field of geotechnical engineering in Canada.

Regular e-Veritas readers may recall that the same Dr. Bathurst was a co-winner of the 2016 Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research which was presented at Currie Hall this past November.


Dr. Valérie S. Langlois, Associate Professor, Dept. Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada has been awarded the 2017 Gorbman/Bern Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE) for the best young Comparative Endocrinologist of North America (http://nasce-snaec.com/.

Dr. H.J. (Harry) Kowal, Principal was quick in expressing his praise.

“I am so very proud of Dr. Langlois.  This prestigious recognition speaks volumes to the outstanding research contributions she is making and is testament of the tremendous work being accomplished here at RMC.  Well done Valerie!”

Dr Langlois joined the department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2011, after obtaining her PhD in Environmental and Chemical Toxicology from the University of Ottawa in 2010. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecotoxicogenomics and Endocrine Disruption (see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/chairholders-titulaires/profile-eng.aspx?profileId=3348) and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

Dr. Gord Simons, Dean of Science on hearing the news: “While RMC is a (very) small university, we have an outstanding faculty. This recognition of Dr Langlois’ work is another confirmation of the outstanding contributions made by RMC researchers.

Valerie is currently on parental leave – she gave birth to a baby girl this past Tuesday – 10 Jan.

She will receive her prize and be presenting a plenary lecture at the 18th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology meeting next June in Banff, Alberta.