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Earth Science Trivia Night!

Please join us on Monday, April 4th (from 6-8pm) for our year-end Trivia event at the Grad Club! Beverages will be provided and Grad Club gift cards will be up for grabs!

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CSPG Visiting Lecture Tour – February 3rd 2016

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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program

Grants provide financial assistance to graduate students currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D program. Candidate’s thesis research must have “application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources”, and/or to related environmental geology issues. Grants range in value from $500 to $3,000. Please click here for the application.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm PST on Monday, February 15, 2016.

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Pre-Exam Holiday Movie Night!

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AAPG Visiting Geoscientist – Peter Putnam

This Thursday (October 22nd) Western will be hosting AAPG Visiting Geoscientist, Peter Putnam (full bio:

Peter will be giving us a talk entitled “The importance of field work and rock work in developing Canada’s bitumen reservoirs” – a topic which I think most of us can relate to, or we wouldn’t have all those fun field photos and stories when we come back from the summer.

Join us from 1:30-2:20 on Thursday in BGS 1069.

 All are welcome.

 Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Peter said he can probably stick around after his talk, so for anyone who is interested, we will be going over to the grad club post-lecture.

See you there 🙂

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Free CSPG and AAPG memberships for Students

Just a friendly reminder to join/renew your AAPG and CSPG memberships. These memberships are free for students. They give students access to publications from the societies and are also a great way to show others that you have a serious interest in geology. What have you got to lose?

Check out these instructions to help get yourself registered (if it asks you for payment, you aren’t doing it correctly). Need help? Just give us a shout.

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PPS Wins AAPG’s Best Canadian Student Chapter Award

This past May, select student representatives attended the AAPG Canada Region’s Local-Student Chapter Leadership Summit. The summit provided opportunity for the representatives of each student chapter to interact, network, reflect on the past year, and brainstorm amongst themselves on how to improve their chapters. As a result of this summit, we have some great new ideas for this upcoming year – so keep your eyes and ears open!

We are also pleased to announce that the Petrolia Pioneers were named the AAPG’s “Best Canadian Student Chapter” for the 2014/15 school year! Thanks to all who came out and supported our events, we couldn’t have done it without you. We are currently looking for some prime real estate within the department to show off our trophy and certificate, and will post some photos once we have got them displayed.

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