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Departmental News

Geology student awarded place on the annual CEGA Student-Industry Field Trip

Keaton Markham, a 4th year GEOL student (and Fletcher Club president) has been selected for the annual Student Industry Field Trip (SIFT) organized and sponsored by the Canadian Energy Geoscience Association taking place in May 2024. The program is designed as an intensive two-week introduction to the oil and gas industry, the geology of Western Canada, and to establish links between industry professionals and university students. SIFT is all expenses paid, two-week program that involves lectures and seminars, two field trips through the mountains, visits to the AER core repository, and project work to test and reward the candidates.

Congratulations Keaton!

ENGO student Hayley Newell has been awarded one of only 5 Leishman travel grants for attending this year’s PDAC. She will be going to Toronto in March.

The Dr. Donald M. Leishman experience was established in 2022 by the Leishman family. It provides an opportunity to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's annual convention free of cost for 5 undergraduate or graduate Geoscience students across Canada who have never been to PDAC before. This award includes free travel and accommodations, as well as many exclusive networking opportunities and events for the students.

Congratulations Hayley!



On January 17 the department hosted Dr. Ted Matheson from CBU for the Science Atlantic – Atlantic Geoscience Society Speaker Tour. Dr. Matheson gave a great talk titled “The Sedimentary Record of Oxygen and the Evolution of Animals: Revising the Phanerozoic Paradigm using Ironstones and More!”  Dr. Matheson also visited UNB and Dalhousie University on this tour, and did an extra talk at CBU. As always we had a great turnout, thanks to everyone for coming out and thanks to Dr. Matheson for an excellent visit!