Yves Fortier (geologist)

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Yves Fortier
Born Yves Oscar Fortier
(1914-08-17)August 17, 1914
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died August 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 100)
Fields geology
Institutions Geological Survey of Canada
Alma mater Laval University, McGill University Stanford University, Queen's University
Notable awards Logan Medal, Massey Medal

Yves Oscar Fortier, OC, FRSC (August 17, 1914 – August 19, 2014) was a Canadian geologist.[1] He was the director of the Geological Survey of Canada from 1964 to 1973. He led expeditions to the Canadian Arctic in the 1950s and 1960s which identified significant potential oil and gas resources. He died at the age of 100 on August 19, 2014.[2]