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  • 29 Nov 2021 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us for the in person KEGS Annual Holiday Social on Thursday December 9th 2021, at 5-8 pm EST.

    Where: The Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

    Cost:

    $15.00 CAD for Students

    $35.00 CAD for Members

    $40.00 CAD for Non-members

    The ticket will include hors d'oeuvres and one beverage.

    Note: Proof of valid COVID-19 Vaccination Required. Due to Covid-restrictions, space is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    Register here


  • 22 Nov 2021 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that Bob Middleton, a legendary mineral explorationist in Ontario and geophysicist by profession, has passed away. KEGS Executives extent their condolences to all his family members, friends and colleagues.

    Bob's funeral is scheduled for Thursday, November 25 at 11am at Sargent & Son in Thunder Bay, ON. A lunch will follow the service at the funeral home.

    Sargent & Son requires that attendees have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine and that at least 14 days have passed since their second dose. Identification is also required.

    A virtual viewing of the service will be available on the Sargent & Son Facebook page as well as on Google (please search for Sargent & Son Funeral Home).

    Address:

    Sargent & Son

    21 North Court StreetThunder Bay, ON, CanadaP7A 4T4

    For more information on an obituary please check Website and Facebook


  • 19 Nov 2021 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please submit your short abstracts for the KEGS PDAC 2022 Symposium by Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Virtual participation will be available for those who cannot travel to the PDAC due to international travel restrictions. 

    Theme

    At this time, KEGS is soliciting abstract submissions on the following topics:

    Integrated Case Histories

    Artificial Intelligence in Geophysics

    New Developments (processing, techniques and equipment)

    Environmental

    Near Surface

    Under cover

    Borehole Geophysics

    Abstract Submissions 

    Short abstracts (400 words) are due Friday, December 3rd, 2021.  Please submit your abstract to farzaneh.farahani@rmgeoscience.com, with "KEGS 2022 Symposium Abstract" in the subject line.

    Thank you for your submission.


  • 2 Nov 2021 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    KEGS November 2021 Bulletin
    Welcome to November! Join us for KEGS Nov. Talk, KEGS PDAC Symposium 2022 call for abstracts and much more.
    KEGS November talk

    Please register for our November talk from link above.

    Date:  Tuesday November 9th at 4:00 PM EST

    Title Deep Learning as an alternative to downward continuation filters for structural interpretation

    SpeakerJean-Philippe Paiement, P.Geo., M.Sc. – Director, Global Consulting - Mira Geoscience


     

    AbstractOftentimes when working with regional magnetic surveys from multiple sources, we encounter resolution continuity issues, which makes 2D interpretation more challenging. The loss in resolution of anomalies borders and lack of texture in the gridded data, can cause issues to the interpreter. This talk sets the basis of using currently available deep learning architecture to train a model for special resolution enhancement. 
    Recent advancement in image processing and deep learning have led to the development of neural networks capable of increasing images resolution using and adversarial learning strategy (Wang, X et al., 2018). In this deep learning model, available high-resolution grids with their low-resolution counter parts are used to train an encoder-decoder network to reconstruct the high-resolution from their starting point. Once the network is sufficiently trained it is then possible to apply it to upscale low-resolution images without existing ground truth high resolution counter part. This approach uses Generative Adversarial Networks or GAN’s, a relatively new class of machine learning frameworks designed in 2014 (Goodfellow, I. et al). A generator network is used to construct images that are then passed through a discriminator network which tries to discriminate between real images and fake images produced by the generator. Given a training set, this technique learns to generate higher resolution data with the same statistics as the training set. 
    Once the general model is trained on high-resolution/low-resolution pairs, it is possible to refine it to the area of interest and use it to upscale low resolution survey patches. This will help in refining anomaly edges and increase the accuracy of the structural interpretation conducted by the geologist. This approach is proposed as an alternative to the commonly used downward continuation filters used in the industry. 
        

     

    Biography:  Jean-Philippe Paiement is the Director of Global Consulting at Mira Geoscience Ltd. He brings 15 years of mineral exploration experience to the table, including expertise in geostatistics applied to structural, geological, and geochemical modelling and interpretation; specializing in non-linear interpolation and simulation. Jean-Philippe has developed multiple workflow and novel approaches to reduce interpretational risks of geological data. Jean-Philippe has a wide range of experience in mineral resource estimation for precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals across diverse geological environments around the world. In 2016, Jean-Philippe has pioneered the application of Machine Learning to the mineral exploration industry in winning the Integra GoldRush challenge by application of machine learning to mineral deposit targeting. He is skilled in the application of machine learning to overcome geological and geophysical challenges; by combining geological knowledge and both supervised learning and deep learning. Before joining Mira Geoscience, he obtained an MSc from Laval University. Jean-Philippe is based in Quebec-City.
    jeanphilippep@mirageoscience.com
    Québec, Canada

    Mark your calendar for KEGS future talks!
    KEGS is pleased to announce a list of confirmed talks going forward:

    December 7 Greg Hodges Sanders geophysics. Title "More EM myths and Old-fashioned Methods"

    Find out about more geo scientific events in GTA Geoscience calendar here

    KEGS is pleased to announce that the PDAC 2022 Symposium is planned for Saturday March 5th 2022.

    The format of the KEGS PDAC 2022 symposium will be announced within the next two weeks. Virtual participation will be available for those who cannot travel to the PDAC due to international travel restrictions. 

    Theme
    KEGS is soliciting abstract submissions on the following topics:
    Integrated Case Histories
    Artificial Intelligence in Geophysics
    New Developments (processing, techniques and equipment)
    Environmental
    Near Surface
    Under cover
    Borehole Geophysics

    Abstract Submissions 
    Short abstracts (400 words) are due Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Please to submit your abstract to Farzaneh.Farahani@rmgeoscience.com, with "KEGS 2022 Symposium Abstract" in the subject line.

    Minden Symposium 2021, Nov 8-11- Cutting Carbon in Canada

    The theme of this year's Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium is Cutting Carbon in Canada (3C). Nov 8-11 for a multidisciplinary series of events on science, policy, social justice, and system change. The symposium will feature keynote talks, panel discussions, and interactive workshops addressing the challenge of getting to zero carbon emissions. More info here

    MTNet webinars on EM: 

     EMinars: A series of webinars on EM Induction in the Earth in the broadest sense, from theory to acquisition to time series processing to analysis to modelling and inversion to interpretation

    You can see the line-up on the MTNet EMinars web page here

    University of Toronto Geophysics Seminar November 2nd, 4:10 -5 pm 

    The Geophysics Seminar series for 2021-2022 is officially starting on Nov. 2nd with an exciting list of speakers (see below for more information).
     
    The first talk will be given by Dr. Seogi Kang from Stanford University on Nov. 2nd
     
    Title: Advancing Remote Sensing Techniques for Groundwater Science and Management

    Date/Time: Nov, 2th 2021, 4-5 pm
    Speaker: Seogi Kang 
    Affiliations: Stanford University

    https://profiles.stanford.edu/seogi-kang?tab=bio
     
    Zoom Link: 
    https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/86048413294
    Meeting ID: 860 4841 3294
    Passcode: geophysics


    For more details on the geophysics seminars click here

    Modular course on Exploration Geophysics

    Every second December, The Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University presents a modular course on Exploration Geophysics. This year the course will be held December 8-17 in the Executive Learning Centre, room FA-386 of the Fraser building on Laurentian’s Sudbury campus.  The course can be taken by graduate students for credit towards their degree programs, or by professionals, in which case it can be counted towards the hours required for continuing education by professional registration organizations like the PGO.  This year, professionals can sign up at a reduced rate if they participate in the lectures remotely and on-line. 

    The course is intended for geologists and geophysicists and will cover all aspects of geophysical methods: theory, instrumentation, acquisition, processing, display and interpretation.  The methods covered and the case histories presented will be focused on mineral exploration. 

    More details about the course and links to a brochure and a registration form can be found here

    Looking for a job? Don't miss this job post!

    Sander Geophysics (SGL) has permanent, full-time positions of Geophysicist/Data Analyst open. The position is most suitable for recently graduated or early career applicants. We would expect extensive international travel from the successful candidates. See the careers section of the SGL website, sgl.com,  for more information. If interested and qualified, please send a resume to careers@sgl.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject line of the email.  We look forward to a gaggle of energetic, enthusiastic new employees to join our current staff of energetic, enthusiastic geophysicists!

    Women Geoscientists in Canada - Fall Summit, Friday November 19, 2021: Why I do this!

    Bringing together people and ideas for the love of geoscience Friday November 19, 2021
    ​1 pm to 430 pm Eastern, 10 am to 130 pm Pacific

    Register here

    QUEBEC SHOW – NOVEMBER 22-25, 2021 

    The Quebec show 2021 will again be virtual, no in person KEGS breakfast. More info to be announced.

    Nominations for a new KEGS executive member is open now! 

    KEGS executives are excited to announce that they are looking for a new executive member to join the team. Please nominate yourself or if you know of anyone who is willing to volunteer some of their time to KEGS, please nominate them by sending an email to: robert.hearst@sgc.com.au 

    Announcement Presentation of Inaugural Award Bourse des pionniers de la géophysique québécoise to Adrien Dimech, Ph.D. Candidate, UQAT KEGS-Québec 5-à-7 Event (KEGS-Quebec Virtual Cinq-à-Sept Get-Together and KEGS Foundation Scholarship Awards)


    To be held on the ZOOM on-line platform on Friday 26 November, from 5-7 PM. Virtual Cinq-à-Sept  will feature talks by Marc Boivin, at MB Geosolutions, and Adrien Dimech, UQAT, the Inaugural KF “Bourse des Pionniers de la Géophysique Québecoise” scholarship winner, and will include virtual presentations to the 2021 KEGS Foundation student scholarship winners from the province of Quebec.  An informal chat amongst fellow geophysicists will follow the meeting.

    French announcement:
     
    KEGS-Québec :  Réunion Virtuelle 5-à-7 Géophysique et Remise des Bourses de la Fondation KEGS
    Date : 26-novembre, 2021 de 17h à 19h.

    Cher(e)s collègues et ami(e)s géophysiciens et géophysiciennes québécois(es) et franco-canadien(ne)s,
    L'année 2021 a été une autre année très différente pour nous tous, mais heureusement les choses reviennent petit-à-petit à la normale.

    À défaut de se rencontrer encore une fois cette année au déjeuner du KEGS-Québec ou dans le cadre d'un autre congrès, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nouveau à un 6@7 Virtuel Géophysique.


    En même temps, nous ferons la remise des Bourses de la Fondation KEGS aux récipiendaires universitaires québécois pour l’année 2021.

    Ce sera une belle occasion de se voir le moment de conférences, de célébrer la future relève étudiante et de faire une petite santé de fin d'année, tous ensembles.  

    Cette année nous avons deux conférenciers : Pour débuter, M. Adrien Dimech, candidat au doctorat de l’UQAT, et le récipiendaire inaugural de la Bourse des Pionniers de la Géophysique Québécoise, nous fera une courte présentation sur sa recherche doctorale.

    Ensuite, notre conférencier principal sera M. Marc Boivin qui nous présentera sa conférence intitulée : « L’aimantation rémanente en exploration minérale».  


    Conférencier
     Marc Boivin MB Géosolutions
    Titre
     L’aimantation rémanente en exploration minérale

    Sommaire :
    Le phénomène de l’aimantation rémanente est connu depuis très longtemps, mais a souvent été considéré comme marginal du point de vus de l’exploration minière. Cependant, plusieurs gisements métallifères sont directement associés à réponses d’aimantation rémanente.Des liens directs peuvent être faits entre l’aimantation rémanente la mise en place de certains types de gisement métallifère et pourraient même servir d’outil en exploration minière. Cette présentation fait un survol rapide de ce concept à partir de réflexions personnelles et d’exemples..


    Biographie :
    L’auteur, M. Marc Boivin est géophysicien consultant avec MB Géosolutions depuis 2006. Il a travaillé comme chef géophysicien pour SOQUEM entre 1993 et 2006, géophysicien d’exploration pour WMC entre 1990 et 1993 et géophysicien de terrain pour Sagax Géophysique entre 1985 et 1990.M. Boivin a étudié aux études supérieures à l’École Polytechnique de Montréal en géophysique entre 1984 et 1985, après avoir complété un B.Sc. en géologie à UQAM en 1983. Il est membre de l’OGQ, PGO et APEGNB.

    Par la suite, comme l’année passée, nous espérons que vous pourrez rester en-ligne pour une réunion (virtuelle) entre amis(es).
    Joignez-vous à nous le 26 novembre prochain de 17h à 19h  ET. Le lien ci-dessous vous mènera vers la visio-conférence (ajoutez le à vos calendriers):

    Zoom Meeting
    https://ulaval.zoom.us/j/69852040385?pwd=Rmx4VSthU0FGeFJTOXp3MUNZUS9CQT09
    Meeting ID: 698 5204 0385

    Passcode: 878574

    On vous attend en grand nombre!
    Sincèrement,
    Jean Legault, Circé Malo-Lalande et Christian Dupuis.
    Comité Organisateur KEGS-Québec

    Check 
    here for more info about this seminar.


    Check here for the full announcement of Bourse québécoise
    .

    KEGS Foundation Update

    The full KEGS Foundation Update can be found here. Update includes:
     
    KEY ITEMS:
    • Announcement of inaugural award of Bourse québécoise: Version française here
    • Presentation of Scholarship Awards
    • Bourse Québécoise: 5 à 7 event
    • Fundraising
    • Seeking Corporate Donations
       
    Additional details can be on the Foundation’s website www.kegsfoundation.org.
     


  • 25 Oct 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bringing together people and ideas for the love of geoscience

    ​Friday November 19, 2021

    1 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern, 10 am to 1:30 pm Pacific

    For more info and registration please click here



  • 25 Oct 2021 4:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sander Geophysics (SGL) has permanent, full-time positions of Geophysicist/Data Analyst open. The position is most suitable for recently graduated or early career applicants. We would expect extensive international travel from the successful candidates. See the careers section of the SGL website, sgl.com,  for more information. If interested and qualified, please send a resume to careers@sgl.com. Be sure to include the job title in the subject line of the email.  We look forward to a gaggle of energetic, enthusiastic new employees to join our current staff of energetic, enthusiastic geophysicists!

  • 25 Oct 2021 4:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations for a new KEGS executive member is now open!

    KEGS executives are excited to announce that they are looking for a new executive member to join the team. Please nominate yourself or if you know of anyone who is willing to volunteer some of their time to KEGS, please nominate them by sending an email to: robert.hearst@sgc.com.au


  • 22 Oct 2021 5:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    KEGS is pleased to announce that the PDAC 2022 Symposium is planned for Saturday March 5th 2022.

    The format of the KEGS PDAC 2022 symposium will be announced within the next two weeks. Virtual participation will be available for those who cannot travel to the PDAC due to international travel restrictions.

    Theme

    At this time, KEGS is soliciting abstract submissions on the following topics:

    • Integrated Case Histories
    • Artificial Intelligence in Geophysics
    • New Developments (processing, techniques and equipment)
    • Environmental
    • Near Surface
    • Under cover
    • Borehole Geophysics

    Abstract Submissions

    Short abstracts (400 words) are due Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Please  to submit your abstract to Farzaneh.Farahani@rmgeoscience.com, with "KEGS 2022 Symposium Abstract" in the subject line.

    Thank you for your submission.


  • 1 Oct 2021 12:32 PM | Kanita Khaled (Administrator)
    KEGS October talk

    Please register for our October talk from link above.

    Date:  Tuesday October 12th at 4:00 PM EST

    Title Yaouré Gold Mine 3D seismic case history and recent hard rock processing and interpretation
    developments

    SpeakerAndy Dyke
    Authors
    Andy Dyke, Kevin Jarvis and Greg Turner

    Abstract3D seismic reflection is gaining acceptance as a tool for accelerating the discovery of additional resources within mineralized environments. In this talk we will show how this is being achieved at the Yaouré Gold Mine in Côte d’Ivoire. In addition, we will show some of the new approaches that are being applied both to:
    1.  Obtain higher fidelity images which more clearly and accurately represent the subsurface geology; and
    2.  Derive more intuitive volume-based interpretations showing the 3D distribution of key rock units.

     

    Biography:  
    Andy Dyke – Business Development Manager – North America , HiSeis
    Andy has spent the last 33 years involved in deploying seismic technology all over the planet , 24 years with Schlumberger in the UK, Libya , South Africa , USA , Venezuela, Australia and Canada. 5 years with TGS Canada in a variety of multi-client roles and now with HiSeis in a BD role based from Canada with North America as his area of responsibility. Andy graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Geological Sciences from Leeds University in 1988.

    Dr Greg Turner – General Manager Technical Services , HiSeis
    Greg has a Bachelor of Earth Science, BSc(Hons) 1987 from Monash University. He has also completed doctoral studies at Macquarie University being awarded a PhD in 1994. Prior to joining HiSeis, Greg was Geoscience Manager at WMCs Technology Group and he was also a co-founder of geophysical services company, Geoforce. Greg has been a Principal Geophysicist and Director of New Business Development at HiSeis prior to his appointment to the position of General Manager Technical Services

     KEGS near future event survey!

    Special thanks to those of you who have already replied to our KEGS near future events survey. If you didn't have a chance to answer the survey yet, please do so to help KEGS executives plan better for the up coming events including KEGS 2021 Christmas party (Only happening with a limited number of attendees and following the City of Toronto's Public Health protocols), KEGS 2022 Symposium and KEGS 2022 Breakfast. Please find the survey: Here

    Mark your calendar for KEGS future talks!
    KEGS is pleased to announce a list of confirmed talks going forward:

    November 9 – Jean-Philippe - Deep Learning as an alternative to downward continuation filters for structural interpretation

    Find out about more geo scientific events in GTA Geoscience calendar here
     Free access to SEG | AAPG Annual Meeting IMAGE '21 Exhibition Hall: Significant benefits.

    Whether you're joining in person or online, the IMAGE ’21 exhibition will showcase leading products, services, and innovations for our geoscience and energy industry. IMAGE '21 combines all the great elements from each society's previous annual meetings and exhibitions to offer more science, more collaboration, more opportunities, and more value for the industry.
    Join the Ultimate Geoscience Exhibition, 26 Sept –1 Oct 2021 • Denver, CO and Online. Download your FREE exhibition guest pass here

     EMinar Season 2 starting!

     Re-starting the EMinar series of webinars!  For Season 2 has quite a diverse range of topics.

    You can see the line-up on the MTNet EMinars web page here

    The first three presentations are scheduled and are:

    06 Oct 2021 16:00 UT: Mark Everett - The theory of EM Induction in the Earth
    Registration 
    here

    13 Oct 2021 14:00 UT: Jeffrey Love - Mapping a magnetic superstorm
    Registration 
    here

    20 Oct 2021 14:00 UT: Alan Jones - Anatomy of an Anomaly: The North American Central Plains conductivity anomaly from initial discovery to understanding, and from craton to grain scales
    Registration 
    here

    Organizers willing to hear any suggestions you may have of topics and speakers.
     

    Modular course on Exploration Geophysics

    Every second December, The Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University presents a modular course on Exploration Geophysics. This year the course will be held December 8-17 in the Executive Learning Centre, room FA-386 of the Fraser building on Laurentian’s Sudbury campus.  The course can be taken by graduate students for credit towards their degree programs, or by professionals, in which case it can be counted towards the hours required for continuing education by professional registration organizations like the PGO.  This year, professionals can sign up at a reduced rate if they participate in the lectures remotely and on-line. 

    The course is intended for geologists and geophysicists and will cover all aspects of geophysical methods: theory, instrumentation, acquisition, processing, display and interpretation.  The methods covered and the case histories presented will be focused on mineral exploration. 

    More details about the course and links to a brochure and a registration form can be found Here

     Retention in Geoscience Survey by Women Geoscientists in Canada

    For a long time, there's been talk about leaky pipelines, the need for diversity, and thinking about the future of geoscience. But finding data has been tricky. WGC has created a survey to gain insight on retention in the geosciences.
    Although this survey has been put forth by the Women Geoscientists in Canada, it is intended to explore the factors involved in retention, regardless of gender and location, so please share widely with your friends and colleagues, especially if you know people that have left the geoscience profession.
    Give your opinion here


    More information from WGC events here
     

    Nominations for a new KEGS executive member is open now! 
     

    KEGS executives are excited to announce that they are looking for a new executive member to join the team. Please nominate yourself or if you know of anyone who is willing to volunteer some of their time to KEGS, please nominate them by sending an email to: robert.hearst@sgc.com.au 
     

    KEGS Foundation Update

    The full KEGS Foundation Update can be found here. Update includes:
     
    KEY ITEMS:
    • Presentation of Scholarship Awards
    • Michael and Patricia Carson Geophysics Scholarship for Indigenous Students
    • Bourse Québécoise: Inaugural lauréat; donations encouraged
       
     UPDATE:
    • Presentation of Scholarship Awards: The Foundation announced in August the awarding of 27 scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2021\22), comprising 12 awards to undergraduates, 7 to M.Sc. students and 8 to Ph.D. candidates), totaling a record $38,000. On September 21, the following awards were presented in person at the special KEGS Ottawa meeting hosted by Sander Geophysics:
      o    Kaitlyn de Morée van Lierde – B.Sc., Carleton University – WAMIC Scholarship
      o Taylor Tracey Kyryliuk – M.Sc./Ph.D., University of Ottawa – KEGS Foundation Scholarship


      During the upcoming KEGS Meeting (on Oct 12), four University of Toronto students will be awarded their scholarships:
      o    Ryan Wang – B.Sc. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
      o    Daniel Kahn – B.Sc./M.Sc. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
      o    Erkan Gun – Ph.D. – KEGS Foundation Scholarship
      o    Tianshi Liu – Ph.D. – Len and Genice Collett Graduate Scholarship in Geophysics

      Presentation of the remaining scholarship awards will be coordinated with various meetings and events across Canada this fall. Stand by for additional announcements.

       
    • Michael and Patricia Carson Geophysics Scholarship for Indigenous Students: At the abovementioned KEGS Ottawa meeting, Ray Guerard, B.Sc. student at the University of Manitoba, participated via Zoom and was presented the inaugural Carson Scholarship for Indigenous Students to an in-person and online audience of supporters and K-O members. Ray discussed his interest in the geosciences since childhood and the current research programs he is involved in. Patricia Carson gave a moving speech regarding the reasons why she and her late husband Mike decided to establish the scholarship. She and Paul Strandberg shared remembrances of Mike, who passed away in August. Details of the award to Mr. Guerard are attached here

      To honour Mikel Carson, more than thirty friends and family have donated to the endowment for the Carson Scholarship for Indigenous Students. We thank them for their extraordinary generosity and support of the Carson family and legacy.
       
    • Bourse  des  pionniers  de  la  géophysique  québécoise: The inaugural award of this scholarship will soon be presented to Adrien Dimech, Ph.D. candidate at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. We encourage further donations to the endowment, especially by those who want to sustain a vibrant geophysical community in the province and/or to honour the many pioneers from the academic and industry cohorts.
       
      Additional details can be on the Foundation’s website www.kegsfoundation.org.


  • 24 Sep 2021 8:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please help KEGS executives plan for the up coming events by answering this Survey: Here

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