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  • 11 Aug 2021 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The KEGS Foundation announce that, thanks to a substantial donation by Michael and Patricia Carson, it is establishing a scholarship to be awarded annually to an Indigenous student who is pursuing post-secondary studies in geophysics or geophysical technology at a Canadian university or college. It forms part of the Foundation’s evolving efforts to advance geophysical education in Canada.

    In making this important donation, the Carsons wish to establish a scholarship for Indigenous students is to help ensure they have opportunities to study geophysics and develop careers, bringing needed Indigenous perspective into this field. More about the scholarship and the first recipient:  here

    Unfortunately Mike passed away peacefully of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease on August 5 2021, his family at his side. Michael spent more than 35 years in the resources exploration industry working in over 45 countries in the Americas, Australia, Africa, Europe and Middle East.

    He studied geophysics at Western, and also completed The Executive Program at Queen’s University. He enjoyed a lengthy and productive career, beginning as a field geophysicist with Geoterrex in Ottawa in 1972, rising to a manager at Geoterrex and its various successor companies, including CGG and Fugro. After the formation of Fugro Airborne Surveys in the early 2000’s, Mike was appointed President & Regional Manager, Americas and he led the successful effort to integrate many formerly competitive companies into a single worldwide airborne geophysical company. Please read his full obituary here

    KEGS executives extend their deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he rests in peace. 

  • 19 Jul 2021 12:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SS-12 Geophysical imaging of the paleo- and present environment Convenors: Ian Ferguson (University of Manitoba), Phil J.A. McCausland (University of Western Ontario) Geophysical methods image many important aspects of our environment including: soil stratigraphy and aquifers; anthropogenic features such as landfills and archeological sites; hazards including voids and tunnels; and saline, organic, and radioactive contaminants. Paleo and rock magnetic methods provide information on the paleoenvironment including: paleolatitude; sediment provenance; depositional conditions; and diagenetic processes. In this session we welcome a broad range of contributions related to geophysical sensing of the environment and paleo-environment, including, but certainly not limited to, environmental geophysics, archeogeophysics, hydrogeophysics, urban geophysics, and environmentally-focused paleo- and rock magnetic studies. Sponsored by: GAC Geophysics Division. More information: here
    Abstract submissions close on July 22nd (so this information will only be valuable if it can be distributed in the next week). The GAC-MAC meeting itself is in London, Ontario and will run in hybrid format from Nov 1-5. Details can be found here

  • 6 Jul 2021 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    KEGS July Beer Bash! Register here  

    Please join us on July 14th for a  Beer Bash! Registrants will receive 12 beers from Junction Craft Brewery.  Cost for the event is $34.96 plus tax.  The event will start after a presentation by Bill Morris titled "Rock Magnetic Properties - Why Bother?". What better way to reflect and ponder the reasons to "bother" than with 12 Junction Craft Beer to select from.  

    Delivery zone is roughly Hamilton to Whitby. Before registering, please confirm you are in the delivery zone by clicking hereFor delivery purpose, please send the following information to or her mobile 647 401 8758Name, Address INCLUDING UNIT NUMBER and BUZZER (PEOPLE IN CONDOS) and Cell phone number.

    If you are based in Richmond Hill, please contact Robert Hearst at to pick-up your order.

    Registration closes soon so book now.  Register before Friday, July 9th at midnight.

    For more information on Junction Craft Brewery, click here.

    The 12 beers included are:

    • Junction Craft Pilsner
    • Junction Hazy IPA
    • Junction Pale Ale
    • Junction Nitro Pilsner
    • Junction Halftime Hazy Session IPA
    • Caribru IPA
    • Caribru Lager
    • Conductor’s Craft Ale
    • JCB x LOOP Pineapple Hoppy Sour
    • JCB x LOOP Lime Gose
    • JCB x LOOP Strawberry Berliner Weisse
    • Junction Tmave Pivo Czech Dark Lager

     Hope you can join us!

    KEGS Exec

  • 29 Jun 2021 9:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please find the 2021 ETD tables in the zip file below: 


  • 8 Jun 2021 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cameco is looking for an entry level exploration geophysicist to join their team in Saskatoon. More information available here 

  • 12 May 2021 4:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sander Geophysics (SGL) is hiring a Geophysicist/Data Analyst. More information: Geophysicist_Data Analyst.pdf

  • 19 Apr 2021 2:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MTNet EMinar presentation series: Nadine Veillette, Geophysicist, Business Development, Abitibi Geophysics;  speaking on "A career as a geophysicist : a cumulation of unplanned opportunities".

    This presentation is being co-sponsored by KEGS Foundation, as one of their Special Lectures to geophysics students and academia across Canada, and by Women Geoscientists in Canada. The presentation will be on Zoom: May 5, 2021 15:00 UTC.  Visit the MTNet EMinar website to register.

  • 1 Apr 2021 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Don Salt award for 2020-2021 winners

    Don Salt scholarship is in memory of a Canadian geophysicist named Don Salt, working for Falconbridge - now Xstrata - died tragically young about 50 years ago, and the company, in conjunction with his family, endowed a scholarship in his name to encourage students into geophysics, especially exploration geophysics  awarded annually to 4th year students (and possibly 3rd year, if criteria are met) at the University of Toronto. Suitability of applicants is judged on the basis of the overall demonstrated interest and ability of the student, insofar as these factors apply to a career in geophysics.

    KEGS is happy to announce the winners of this year's DON SALT scholarship. This year, three scholarships, are endowed in memory of the geophysicist Don Salt,

    This year's winners are: 

    Charlotte Erb - Bachelor of Applied Science - Mineral Engineering

    Anran Xu - Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

    Stefano Girardo - Bachelor of Applied Science, Mineral Engineering

    Please join us to meet and congratulate them virtually, on April 13th at KEGS talk.

  • 28 Mar 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hundreds of attendees viewed the finalist presentations, interviews and live awards of the inaugural Frank-Arnott - Next Generation Explorers Award at this year's virtual PDAC 2021 convention!

    It was a nail-biting finish, but the judges returned with their decision and the first-place winner and recipient of the $5000 award was the Inca Team!
    Inca worked on the Yukon Plateau Dataset and featured students from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru, the University of Tasmania in Australia and Brigham Young University in the USA.

    Team UWA from The University of Western Australia placed second and will receive the $3000 award, and the CSM Exploration Initiative from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter placed third and will receive the $2000 award.
    Congratulations Inca, UWA and CSM!!
    Inca also snagged the Audience Choice Award, however, Platypus Xplorer from UniLaSalle was very close behind!
    The Next Generation Explorers Award Association would like to thank all the finalists and contending teams for participating. We're proud of everything you've accomplished!

    Please visit to view all the teams and their resumes, and stay tuned for updates on the 2022 NGEA - we'll be launching at the end of the month!

    Inca Team - 1st Place

    Victor Torres Pacheco (University of Tasmania), Sylvie Littledale
    (Brigham Young University), Orlando Bazan Santa Cruz,
    Juan Carlos Bazan Sotomayor, Saul Romero Enriquez,
    Fernando Herrera Pinedo and Yaldri Bravo Meza
    (San Marcos University)
    Yukon Plateau Dataset

    Team UWA - 2nd Place 

    Tasman Gillfeather-Clark, David Nathan,
    Luke Smith and Lu Li

    CSM Exploration Initiative - 3rd Place

    Liam Clegg (CSM), Sharlotte Mkonto (Queen's University, Canada),
    David Campbell Camblor (CSM), Cyprien Niyigena (CSM),
    Xuyang Meng (Laurentian University), Charlie Hicklin (CSM),
    Chetan Soni (CSM), Leoni Strobl (University of Utrecht),
    Oscar Ryan (CSM), Josh Grattage (CSM), Alda Chimuco (CSM),
    Ayub Mhina (Manitoba University, Canada), Alexandra Hutchings (MSC) and Alex Jenkins (University of Bristol)
    Quesnel Trough Dataset

    Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support of the award! 
    A special thanks goes out to the Decennial Mineral Exploration Conferences (DMEC) who generously covered the cost for 49 of our NGEA students to attend short courses during the convention. If you were one of these students, please reach out to DMEC with your appreciation!
    To learn more about sponsoring the award or to view the full list of sponsors, please visit our website.

  • 9 Feb 2021 6:39 PM | Kanita Khaled (Administrator)

    Americas: 12 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 EST

    Europe and Africa: 19 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 CET

    Asia and Oceania: 26 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 AWST

    Series: Critical Minerals Forum

    Organized by the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia, and the United States Geological Survey

    Sponsored by the World Community of Geological Surveys and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute

    More information available here.


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