Julia Lane received a 2019 Special Tribute Award posthumously for being an exceptional geologist, widely admired not only for her geological abilities but also for her ability to manage large and logistically difficult exploration projects in remote areas of Canada’s Yukon Territory. She passed away tragically at the age of 33 on August 6, 2019, in an aircraft accident during a routine flight from the field. The Julia Lane Foundation was created to continue her passion to encourage young professionals.