John Oliver Wheeler

John Oliver Wheeler (19 December 1924 – 24 May 2015) was a Canadian geologist, who spent most of his career as a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada.wikipedia
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Oliver Wheeler

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His father, Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler, participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921, and later rose to become Surveyor General of India.
His son John Oliver Wheeler (1925–2015) was an award-winning Canadian geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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Wheeler's grandfather, Arthur Oliver Wheeler, mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.
He is the grandfather of John Oliver Wheeler, an award-winning Canadian geologist.

Massey Medal

Massey Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (2002)
2002 - John Oliver Wheeler

Lithoprobe

In the early 1980s, he lobbied for establishment of the Lithoprobe project.
John Oliver Wheeler, lobbied for establishment of the project, Chairman of steering committee (two years)

Canadians

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John Oliver Wheeler (19 December 1924 – 24 May 2015) was a Canadian geologist, who spent most of his career as a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Geology

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John Oliver Wheeler (19 December 1924 – 24 May 2015) was a Canadian geologist, who spent most of his career as a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Geological Survey of Canada

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John Oliver Wheeler (19 December 1924 – 24 May 2015) was a Canadian geologist, who spent most of his career as a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

Surveying

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Wheeler came from a family of surveyors.

Topography

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His father, Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler, participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921, and later rose to become Surveyor General of India.

Mount Everest

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His father, Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler, participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921, and later rose to become Surveyor General of India.

Surveyor General of India

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His father, Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler, participated in the first topographical survey of Mount Everest in 1921, and later rose to become Surveyor General of India.

Selkirk Mountains

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Wheeler's grandfather, Arthur Oliver Wheeler, mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

British Columbia

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Wheeler's grandfather, Arthur Oliver Wheeler, mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

Alberta

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Wheeler's grandfather, Arthur Oliver Wheeler, mapped British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains and the British Columbia-Alberta border.

American Cordillera

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The greatest part of this achievement was the Cordillera from northern Washington to eastern Alaska.

Washington (state)

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The greatest part of this achievement was the Cordillera from northern Washington to eastern Alaska.

Alaska

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The greatest part of this achievement was the Cordillera from northern Washington to eastern Alaska.

Yukon

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He also mapped several regions of the Yukon, including the Saint Elias Mountains, and parts of British Columbia, including the Selkirk Mountains.

Saint Elias Mountains

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He also mapped several regions of the Yukon, including the Saint Elias Mountains, and parts of British Columbia, including the Selkirk Mountains.

Ottawa

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In the 1970s, Wheeler moved to Ottawa to become a manager.

Seismology

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This 20-year project performed geoscientific studies on and mapped deep seismic transects of Canada’s crust.

Transect

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This 20-year project performed geoscientific studies on and mapped deep seismic transects of Canada’s crust.

Crust (geology)

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This 20-year project performed geoscientific studies on and mapped deep seismic transects of Canada’s crust.

Royal Society of Canada

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Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1969)