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Departmental News

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!

On Tuesday January 16th, the Fletcher Geology Club hosted an open house in the Kirkconnell Room at the Acadia Archives. It was well attended and everyone had a great time with books, maps and cross sections going all the way back to 1827! The Fletcher Club material was a particular hit with old photographs of club activities, and hand-made programs for AUGC conferences going back to the 1950s.

Thank you to Ciaran Purdome from the Archives Department for putting this all together and to Keaton Markham for getting it all started. We hope to make this a yearly event. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Department members listening to archivist Ciaran Purdome.

Fletchers from the Fifties!

Students intently reading through old textbooks...

Hand-drawn landscape in book of geological maps from the late 1800s.

Yes, we still ask those exact questions in classes!