AGS Colloquium 2022


The 2022 Atlantic Geoscience Society Colloquium once again was held online, with several Acadia students and faculty participating. Special congratulations are extended to Évelyne Sunatori, winner of the Sandra Barr award for best graduate student poster. Her poster, entitled "Extent and timing of deformation and metamorphism associated with the Eastern Highlands shear zone, central Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia" and co-authored with Deanne van Rooyen, Sandra Barr and Chris White reviewed her Masters thesis work in Cape Breton Island.


A thin section of sheared schist from the central Cape Breton Highlands.

Several other students were recognized with honorable mentions for their posters:

  • Shae Nickerson, "Petrology, age, and tectonic setting of mafic-intermediate intrusions in the northeastern Meguma terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada" with Sandra Barr, Donnelly Archibald and Chris White
  • Nathan Carter, "Lithogeochemical and petrological constraints on the environment of deposition of the Nicola Group volcano-sedimentary rocks about the Copper Mountain alkalic Cu-Au porphyry deposit, Princeton, British Columbia, Canada", with Cliff Stanley and Peter Holbek
  • Mitch Maracle, "Automated sinkhole delineation using LiDAR in the Cumberland Basin, Nova Scotia", with Morgan Snyder and Peter Opra

At the closing celebration, Sandra Barr and Rob Raeside were given the Nelly Koziel Award for their "significant contribution to geoscience, beyond the call of duty, in the Atlantic Provinces." The award is in recognition of their leadership as co-chairs of the Halifax 2022 conference in May.


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