AUGC 2019 at St. F.X.


Eight students and two professors from Acadia attended the 69th Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference at St. F.X. University. The conference began on Friday morning, 25 October, with field trips to led by professors from St. F.X. to the Northern Antigonish Highlands or to the Atlantic Gold mine at Moose River, and a short course on the use of the hydrothermal diamond anvil cell for high-pressure and temperature petrological modelling. The CSEG Challenge Bowl was held on Friday night, with teams from St. F.X., Dalhousie and St. Mary's competing. Saturday was devoted to technical presentations with talks and posters running all day.

From Acadia, Miguel Vaccaro presented his honours thesis findings on Petrology, age and tectonic setting of the Gunshot Brook pluton, eastern Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia.

Michael Tamosauskas presented a poster on the Petrography, geochemistry and economic minerals in core from three drill holes in the Faribault Brook area, western Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Congratulations to all the prize winners (left to right):

  • Miguel Vaccaro (Acadia), winner of the Science Atlantic Best Paper Award
  • Kayla Lawrence (MUN), winner of AGS Environmental Geoscience Award
  • Natalie McNeil (St. Mary's), winner of the Frank S. Shea Memorial Award in Economic Geology
  • John Mishael Dooma (St. Mary's), winner of Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Award
  • Alex Bugden (MUN), winner of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Award
  • Andrew Wagner (St. Mary's), winner of the Imperial Oil Best Poster Award

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