Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award

For exceptional service to the Geological Society of CIM

Origins & Conditions


Born in Calcutta, India, on May 28, 1931, Julian Boldy  received his education at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, before immigrating to Canada in 1956. After being recruited by Falconbridge Group, Boldy went on to discover the Delbridge deposit in Noranda. He later joined Freeport Minerals as a geologist, discovering the Reed Lake deposit in Manitoba, before eventually joining Placer Development.

Boldy was very well known for his published papers, which earned him great acclaim across the industry. One of his most famous papers analyzing Precambrian volcanogenic ore deposits, “(Un)Certain Exploration Facts from Figures,” would earn him the Barlow Award for economic geology.

Boldy passed away at the age of 53, on January 22, 1985. In memoriam, the Julian Boldy Geological Society Service Award was created the following year.

  1. The Award may be presented from time to time as circumstances warrant, but not more than one award shall be made in any given year.
  2. Nominations for the award shall be made over the signatures of at least ten (10) CIM national members and forwarded to the Executive Director of the Institute by December 1st of the year prior to the presentation of the award, who will forward these to the Geological Society Awards Committee.
  3. Each nomination is to be accompanied by a statement giving clearly the reasons which, in the opinion of the nominators, make their nominee a suitable candidate for this award.
  4. The Geological Society Awards Committee shall make its decision on any nomination not later than February 1st.
  5. The Committee shall present its report and recommendations to CIM Council not later than the last Council meeting held prior to the next annual CIM Conference & Exhibition.
  6. When approved, the Awards shall be presented at the annual CIM Conference & Exhibition.
  7. All nominations properly presented shall remain in good standing for a period of three (3) years unless formally withdrawn over the signatures of a majority of members responsible for the nomination.
  8. Nominees must be CIM National Members.



Serge Perreault

A graduate of the Université de Montréal, with a bachelor's degree (1982) and a master's degree in geology (1987), Serge Perreault has been active in the field of geological research and mineral exploration for nearly 30 years. Perreault worked for 17 years at the Quebec Department of Natural Resources between 1991 and 2008. In October 2008, he joined SOQUEM as a senior geologist and since November 2015, he has held the position of principal geoscientist. Serge is a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec and several other geoscience organizations. He was president of the CIM Quebec Northeast Branch between 1998 and 2002, vice president of District 2 (Quebec) from 2008 to 2010 and chair of the Geological Society from 2016 to 2019. He is also a co-founder of the North American Iron Ore Symposium organized under the umbrella of CIM and the Minnesota Section of SME.


Hendrik Falck

Hendrik Falck has been living and working as a geologist in Yellowknife since 1990. He graduated from Carleton University with a master’s degree in 1990, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. After arriving in Yellowknife to study gold showings for the Government of the NWT (GNWT), Falck worked as an exploration geologist for Covello, Bryan and Associates, as the Kennecott Canada Inc. bulk-sample geologist and plant manager and during the assessment of the Diavik Diamond Mine kimberlites.

Following gold exploration projects with Royal Oak Mines, Falck returned to the territorial government. Falck is currently a mineral deposits geologist and supervising a multi-year program to complete geochemical sampling in the Northwest Territories’ extent of the Cordillera and working on research projects examining mineral deposits in the territory.

Falck is the president for Geoscientists Canada where he has also served as the NWT/NU director. He is also a past president of the NWT and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. Falck is a member of the CIM Geological Society Council and a technical editor for the CIM Journal. He is also a director for the Canadian Geological Foundation.