- © the Society of Canadian Petroleum Geologists
On May 14th 2016, Canada lost one of its legends – Dr. Charles Richard Stelck, geologist, prospector, oil finder, explorer and, a teacher and mentor to thousands of students. It was in his role as an educator that Charlie attained his greatest satisfaction.
Professor C.R. Stelck, a renowned Canadian Geologist, was known for his outstanding accomplishments in establishing the stratigraphy of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, as a foundational contributor to Alberta’s oil and gas industry, and most importantly as an educator at the University of Alberta. Widely known as Charlie, Professor Stelck was a teacher and mentor who guided thousands of men and women into Geology.