Geological Society Annual Meeting

October 19, 2014

More than 7,000 geoscientists will gather in Vancouver for the Geological Society of America’s 126th Annual Meeting and Exposition on Oct 19-22, 2014. Special talks will cover the transportation of crude oil, earthquake prediction problems, and how to land on Mars.

SFU faculty and students will be presenting several abstracts and courses and leading field trips throughout the conference. Overnight trips include a multi-day trip to the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington state and a trip to the Chilliwack–Harrison Lake region to examine late Paleozoic to Mesozoic rocks and Mesozoic granitic intrusions. Day trips include visits to Howe Sound to discuss tsunami potential, Burrard Inlet to view potential geological hazards and the Sea-to-Sky corridor to study the geological diversity of the area.

Recent grads and students are invited to attend mentoring and career sessions in addition to workshops on science communication and publication preparation. There will also be an event for all SFU Earth Science alumni and students on October 20th at Steamworks Brewing Company, 7 pm. Free admission for students.

James Maceachern, general co-chair and professor of Earth Sciences says, “This year’s convention is only the second time it has been held outside the US, and SFU’s active participation in its organization will help to raise the international profile of the Department of Earth Sciences and the university in general.”

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