2013 British Columbia Geological Survey Open House, and Canadian Tectonics Group Workshop Nov. 14-16
Each year in Victoria, the British Columbia Geological Survey holds an open house co-sponsored with the Pacific Section of the Geological Association of Canada. For 2013, the event will be held jointly with the annual Canadian Tectonics Group Workshop.
Marriott Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
728 Humboldt St., Victoria
Thursday, November 14
BCGS Open House featuring presentations focused on the Cordillera by our staff and researchers from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (University of Victoria) and the Pacific Geoscience Centre (Geological Survey of Canada).
Friday, November 15
Canadian Tectonics Workshop (Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada), with talks and posters by researchers from across Canada.
Deadline for submission of abstracts to CTG workshop: October 14.
Submit abstracts to Stephen Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating if submission is for a talk or a poster
Saturday, November 16
Field trip, Tectonics of southern Vancouver Island: A foot traverse along Victoria’s southern coast.
Please register using the attached form [download]. Attendees are encouraged to register by November 1.
Registration ($75.00 for professionals; $25.00 for students) includes coffee breaks, and a social event on Thursday, November 14. It does not include lunch.
Field trip registration ($50.00 for professionals; $15.00 for students) includes coffee, snacks, lunch, transportation and guidebook. Please make payment onsite, once space has been confirmed.
Please submit registration forms by email, fax, or regular mail.
BC Geological Survey,
PO Box 9333 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9N3
attn: Janet Hughes
Fees can be paid by cheque and mailed to the above address. Please make cheques payable to Pacific Section, Geological Association of Canada.
Highlights will include:
- a special session to honour Richard Lisle
- a technical discussion on Fracking, chaired by Ernie Rutter and Zoe Shipton.
Final Registration 30th November.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department. Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research as well as demonstrated ability in leadership and administration. They should also be eligible for a faculty position, normally at the level of full professor. The successful candidate will lead the academic and research vision for the Department, be responsible for the relationship between the Department and the broader university academic community, and play a leading role in the academic planning and management process within the Faculty of Science.
The Department has 21 full-time members of faculty, 6 research faculty members, 29 staff, 90 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows and research associates and ~200 Honours undergraduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences related programs. In addition, the Geological Engineering program, with ~100 students, is shared with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Undergraduate studies are available in both a Co-operative Education and Regular format. The Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $15 million in annual research, houses a CERC Chair and 2 CRC’s (Tier 1) and initiated the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (>$55 million) and the Canadian Water Network. The Department attracts outstanding Canadian and international applicants to its graduate programs. Collaborative research programs that are global in scope are currently active with members of the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics and Engineering and the Water Institute. The Department is interested in strengthening these transdisciplinary initiatives and expanding ties within the national and international academic communities.
The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 300,000) in southwestern Ontario, about one hour west of Toronto.
Applications and nominations should include a detailed resume, the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references, and a statement of capabilities and qualification. For full consideration, applications should be received prior to September 15, 2013. Send applications or nominations to:
Professor Terry McMahon, Dean
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Canada N2L 3G1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, men, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities.
Phone: (519) 888-4591 Fax: (519) 746-2543
University of Waterloo
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. We are seeking candidates who will complement and enhance our existing strengths in a department with growing and dynamic teaching and research programs. We are especially interested in candidates who are involved in applied aspects and field-oriented studies using multidisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in areas of stratigraphy, clastic or carbonate sedimentology, petroleum geology, and/or Earth history, tectonics and courses at the introductory level and to supervise honours thesis projects. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program and graduate student supervision. The position is a three year term appointment, with the possibility for extension to five years pending budget availability.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has well-funded and diverse teaching and research programs currently involving 22 full-time faculty, six research faculty, numerous research staff and over 140 undergraduate students in the Earth Sciences and about 95 students in Geological Engineering. Further information about the Department can be accessed at https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-environmental-sciences/.
The position is to begin September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. Review will begin July 1, 2013 and continue until position is filled. A P.Geo. and/or P.Eng. eligibility would be an asset. A complete application must include a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining the nature of the research program and teaching philosophy, up to five recent publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation preferably from professorial references to be sent to the Search Committee as given below.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native people and persons with disabilities. Enquiries and applications should be directed to: Ms. Lorraine Albrecht, Administrative Assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada or electronically to: email@example.com.
Congratulations, Toby. Many thanks to those who read papers and submitted nominations. Without your work this award would not be possible.
John W.F. Waldron, Chair SGTD
All those who have an interest in structural geology and tectonics in Canada are welcome to attend. Voting is restricted to members of the SGTD of the GAC - that means you checked the SGTD box when you joined or renewed GAC membership, but we welcome input from all. There are a number of things that we urgently need to discuss this time around, and we hope you will attend, whether or not you are a voting member.
At present, the working agenda is as follows. Please let me know if you wish to add anything to this agenda.
1. Minutes of last meeting at CTG, Ottawa (Secretary)
2. Matters arising, not covered below
3. Financial report (Treasurer)
4. Awards (Waldron)
5. Election of new chair and councillors (Nominating Committee)
6. CTG fall meeting 2013: Need a proposal and venue: western Canada
7. Bylaws update (Waldron)
The PhD thesis prize goes to: David Moynihan, University of Calgary for the thesis: Metamorphism and Deformation of the Central Kootenay Arc, Southeastern British Columbia, supervised by D. Pattison
The MSc thesis prize goes to: Holly Steenkamp, Dalhousie University for the thesis: A metamorphic history of supracrustal rocks on Harøya and Finnøya, Nordøyane, western gneiss region, Norway, supervised by R.A. Jamieson
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who have assisted in the review and evaluation process. We had an unusually large number of submissions this year; without your hard work we would not be able to make these awards.
Congratulations to both winners!
I am looking for talented and motivated students to undertake M.Sc. thesis projects with me in the area of structural and lithostratigraphic controls on ore deposits.
Two of the three theses will deal with structural controls and fluid-structural relationships of unconformity-style uranium deposits in the Athabasca (Phoenix/Wheeler River deposit) and Thelon basins (Kiggavik and associated deposits), respectively. The third thesis will deal with structural and lithological controls on gold mineralization in the Glennie domain of the Trans-Hudson orogen, Saskatchewan (Seabee deposit area).
I would appreciate it if you could post the attached notice in your department and/or personally direct interested students to me.
A document providing more comprehensive descriptions of each thesis is also attached.
Dr. Kathryn Bethune
University of Regina
Directeur / Head
Département de géologie et de génie géologique
Faculté des sciences et de génie, Pavillon A.-Pouliot
1065 avenue de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 Canada
tél.: 418 656-2131 poste 3139 ; fax: 418 656-7339 ; http://www.ggl.ulaval.ca/
Please find attached a job ad which had been forwarded to me by Annie Babic (Annie.Babic@debeerscanada.com). If you additional questions about the position, please contact her.
Students: apply for a grant to attend GAC-MAC in Winnipeg
CTG/SGTD will once again provide support of up to $1000 to enable one or more students to attend the GAC-MAC annual meeting. Priority will be given to a student or students who are presenting talks or posters, and who wish to attend either of the sponsored field trips. If you haven't submitted an abstract yet, there is still time as submission has been extended to February 1. For further details, see the GAC MAC website at: http://gacmacwinnipeg2013.ca
Deadline: March 15th 2013.
Students should contact the chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), attaching a copy of a submitted abstract, together with a short cover letter and:
• A budget of the costs associated with attendance, including travel, and other sources of funding available;
• A statement indicating why you wish to attend the meeting and how you expect to benefit from it;
• A transcript or transcripts of your academic record.
Sponsored field trips
• C3. The Volcanological and Structural Evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Flin Flon Mining District: The Anatomy of a Giant VMS System
• C4. Metamorphosed Alteration Zones and Regional Metamorphism: Examples from the Trans-Hudson Orogen
The following message is forwarded at the request of John Spray. - John Waldron
I am seeking a new PDF position and it is in structural geology. See attached pdf file. The position is for 2 years at $50 k/year. I am looking for a strong structural geology background in faulting and folding (not in impact cratering; we can teach the latter).
All the best from Fredericton
For those of you coming to the CTG meeting in Ottawa, at the end of October, and needing hotel accommodation, please see below.
I have made a reservation for a limited block of rooms, some singles ($104+tax) and some doubles ($109+tax) at the nearest hotel to the Geological Survey building:
the Best Western Macies Hotel
1274 Carling Avenue
Tel: (613) 728-1951 or 1-800-268-5531
This is probably the best deal around, and this reservation stands until October 1 (under "Canadian Tectonics Group").
If you want to save a few more dollars, the Webb's Motel further up Carling will be a bit cheaper (Tel: (613) 728-1881 or reservations 1-800-263-4264).
You are responsible for making your own hotel booking, following above information or at any other hotel of your choice. The end of October is barely a month away and I suggest you may want to fix up accommodation in the near future. Please refer to the earlier email below for further information.
Interested applicants should submit a signed letter of interest, a curriculum vitae (including e-mail address) and the names and contact information for three referees, no later than September 30th, 2012 to: Dr. Andrew Hynes, Chair Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences 3450 University Street Montreal, Quebec H3A OE8 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 514-398-4680 McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply but Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Elena Konstantinovskaya and Jacques Malavieille: Thrust wedges with décollement levels and syntectonic erosion: A view from analog models. Tectonophysics 502 (2011) 336–350.
is the 2012 recipient of the Dave Elliott prize for best paper published in 2011, selected by the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada.
Many congratulations to both the authors.
Chair, Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
I am happy to announce the winners of this year's Jack Henderson prizes for best theses, from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada
The PhD thesis prize goes to: Grégory Dufréchou, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre - Eau Terre Environnement
for the thesis:
Origine et implications tectoniques de structures transverses profondes interprétées à partir de données de champ potentiel, Province de Grenville, Canada
Supervised by Lyal Harris and Louise Corriveau
The MSc thesis prize goes to: Chris Yakymchuk, Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering, Queen's University
for the thesis: Tectonometamorphic evolution of the Greater Himalayan Sequence, Karnali Valley, Western Nepal
Supervised by Laurent Godin
Congratulations to both winners!
Meeting 2012 May 28 4.40 pm
Salon D Delta Hotel St. John's, NL
1 Minutes of last meeting
2 Matters arising (not covered below)
3 Election of new council member(s)
4 Treasurer report
5 Jack Henderson best thesis awards
6 Dave Elliott best paper award
7 Student travel award
8 CTG fall 2012
9 Other business
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The current issue of the Main Thrust - the newsletter of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canadaca - be downloaded here:
This is additional information for the The 30th Annual Canadian Tectonics Group meeting to be held in Penticton, BC, October 15-17.
If you are planning to attend, and have not yet notified me (firstname.lastname@example.org), please do so asap.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: October 10.
The meeting will be held at the Days Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Penticton (http://www.daysinnpenticton.ca/index.asp).
The cost of the meeting, including hotel rooms, food and transportation is $400.
The Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada will provide grants to enable students to attend the annual Canadian Tectonics Group meeting. Grants will be made up to a maximum total of $1000 (maximum $500 per eligible student).
The closing date for applications is October 8, 2010, two days prior to the abstract submission deadline. Read More...
Download the pdf.
The meeting turned out to be a classic, where young graduate students were warmly welcomed and complimented by Mariette Henderson and her late husband Jack. Even the CTG logo was somewhat futuristic - and never repeated again.
When saying goodbye, Frank gave the UNB students a box of sandwiches left over from lunch for their long way back. ‘’These sandwiches are not even a week old!” commented a non-disclosed insider tongue-in-cheek. And this all happened a year before - to our knowledge - the first geological email attachment was sent from coast to coast across Canada. Read More...
The combined Field Trip Guide/Program with Abstracts of the 29th CTG/SGTD workshop is now available for download. The meeting was held in Pine Falls, Manitoba, 2-4 Oct 2009. The field trip led into the Rice Lake greenstone belt. Thanks to the guys from the Manitoba survey for a very enjoyable 2 days.
Field Trip GAC/MAC 2011: Late Neoproterozoic-Early Devonian peri-Gondwanan Ganderia in the Northern Appalachians
If you are interested in attending this fieldtrip, please email Cees van Staal.
Welcome to Calgary!
Just in time for our semi-annual business meeting, we finally have the whole online business completely re-organised by functionality:
1. Our blog is now the homepage: http://gac.esd.mun.ca/sgtd/
2. It contains a new interactive feature: Comments can be added
3. Our Facebook page has a whopping 16 subscribers, the number is growing annually.
4. I would like to point out the practicality of the RSS feeder:
The semi-annual meeting of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division will take place at the GeoCanada meeting in Calgary at 5.30 pm on Wednesday May 12. Rather than hold this in the expensive convention centre, we have located a convenient hostelry, the Unicorn at 304, 8th Avenue SW, which has a room ('the Library') suitable for our meeting. Beer and food will be available from the bar on a cash/card basis. You are encouraged to order drinks or snacks before the meeting; I'd suggest arriving at 5 or 5.15 in case there is a line-up.
Canadian Structural Geologists:
The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) has recently released an open file report by Dinu Pana on rocks of the Canadian Shield of northeastern Alberta, which may be of interest to all structural geologists working in strained terrains, because it includes a good documentation of rocks, which have previously been described as deformed meta-sediments, but could also include sheared granite protoliths. The rocks of the low-grade Waugh Lake Complex are possibly of similar origin as the rocks of the San Antonio Assemblage of the Rice Lake Greenstone Belt of northern Manitoba visited during CTG 2009.
The report can be down-loaded from: http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications/abstracts/OFR_2009_22.html. Be patient, the download of the PDF (92 MB) could take between 1 and 3 minutes as it is dependant on your Internet connection.
Dinu Pana (email@example.com) will be interested to hear your opinions on these controversial rocks.
The GeoCanada 2010 Field trip to Turtle Mountain is the official SGTD sponsored field trip for this conference. The field trip will visit outcrops of the Turtle Mountain Thrust and the main Kootenay Formation coal seam and is completely different from the CTG 2006 field trip.
Good outcrops of thrust faults in the Canadian Rockies are relatively scarce; this field trip offers an opportunity to put your hand on a splay of the Turtle Mountain Thrust and observe fabrics related to the thrust movements.
We hope to see many members of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division (SGTD) of the GAC on this trip next May.
2009 CTG workshop, Pine Falls, Manitoba. Photos by Jürgen Kraus and Willem Langenberg.
GeoCanada will serve as the Annual Convention for:
• The Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
• The Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
• The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
• The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG)
• The Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS)
• International Association of Hydrogeologists - Cdn. National Chapter (IAH-CNC)
The following sessions may be of particular interest to our division members.
General Structure and Tectonics
Cratons, Kimberlites and Diamonds
Interplay between Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Deformation in Metamorphism
Paleoproterozoic tectonic Assembly of the W. Canadian Shield: New Findings &
Implications for Paleocontinental Reconstruction
Cordilleran Magmatism, Tectonics and Resources
Cordilleran Fold and Thrust Belt Structural Geology and Geophysics
Early Crust Evolution
Geological Processes over time in Central Canada
Stress, Strain, Anisotropy and Natural Fractures
Several field trips may also be of interest CTG/SGTD members
CSPG02FT Structures and Hydrocarbons in the “Undeformed” Southern Plains
Leader: Marian Warren. Dates: May 4 - 5, 2010.
GAC010FT Barrovian and Buchan Metamorphism and their Tectonic
Juxtaposition, southeastern British Columbia. Leader: David R.M. Pattison, David
P. Moynihan & Christopher R.M. McFarlane. Dates: May 13 - 16, 2010.
CSPG13FT Turtle Mountain (Crowsnest Pass) Structure trip “The Rise and Fall
of Turtle Mountain” Leader: Willem Langenberg & Tim Hartel. Dates: May 14
(pm) - 15, 2010
CSPG16FT From Turner Valley to the Calgary Landslide: Three Ages of
Deformation Laramide, Pleistocene and Present. Leader: Peter Jones. Dates: May
Additional information and registration are available on the GeoCanada Web site at