PROFESSOR OF EARTH SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Professor Groat, grew up in Kingston, where Lake Ontario meets the Canadian Shield. Graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc. (Honors, Geology) in 1982. From there he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Ph.D. degree in 1988. In 1988-89 Was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. Landing at UBC in July 1989 and in 1999 was awarded the Young Scientist Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Throughout the 1990's Professor Groat was at various times an Associate Editor for both The Canadian Mineralogist and The American Mineralogist, and from 2001 to 2006 was Editor of The American Mineralogist. In 2002 he was awarded a Killam Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. In 2009 the new mineral groatite, NaCaMn2+2(PO4)[PO3(OH)]2, was named in Professor Groats' honor. Professor Groat is a Past-President of the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and former Co-Editor (2012) and present Editor (2013-present) of The Canadian Mineralogist. In 2019 he was awarded the Leonard G. Berry Medal for distinguished service to the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Is Director of the Integrated Sciences program at UBC (see COURSES). Since 2002 Professor Groat has been an Independent Director of Strategic Metals Ltd. (V.SMD), and since 2016 I have been an Independent Director of Terra CO2 Technologies Ltd., a private company.