I’d like to introduce myself as the new chair of CTG. I would also like to welcome Dazhi Jiang as the new vice chair. Dazhi and I were appointed during the business meeting in Whitehorse last month, and we are looking forward to contributing to the Canadian tectonics community over the next few years! I took minutes for Dan at the meeting, and have attached the results here, but understand that they won’t be approved by the membership until fall, so I assume they should not be posted publically until then. However, we did approve the fall 2015 meeting minutes, so those can now be posted to the website.
I’ve also attached an excel file with the updated 2016-2017 executive and councillors – notice that Laurent and Dan have been appointed as councillors, largely so that they are not off the hook for answering Dazhi and my questions about how this all works.
In the meantime, I don’t think there is too much to do at present (correct me if I’m wrong, Laurent!). I will get in touch with Fried, Toby and Dennis regarding their progress in planning the fall trip, and I will follow up this summer with Kathy about the likelihood of hosting the 2017 workshop at Seabee mine, Sask.
Andy and Juergen, I’m looking forward to getting to know you via email, and hopefully in person one day. Thanks for your ongoing dedication to the CTG.
All the best,
Dawn Kellett, PhD
Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada – Atlantic Division
Adjunct Professor, Queen’s University and UBC Okanagan
Subject Editor, FACETS
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada 1 Challenger Dr., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia email@example.com / 902-426-3413
I would just like to announce that we have decided to extend the Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum (SGTF) registration and abstract deadline to May 30th. Please consider registering and presenting at this very fun and collegial event.
Also, I want to announce the inclusion of one more field trip: Active Tectonics of the North Coast. Leaders: Carol Prentice and Steve DeLong (USGS).
If you want to learn more about that trip or any of our other trips and short courses check out the SGTF webpage: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/structure/2016-Forum/index.html
Just a reminder: The SGTF going to be from August 1st through 3rd, which field trips and short course two days before and after, at Sonoma State University (about an hour north of San Francisco).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you in Rohnert Park.
Department of Geology
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Office: (707) 664-2002
Please circulate to any potential students:
Recent work in the Himalaya has outlined a number of fault structures within the high-grade metamorphic core. These faults are generally inconspicuous in the field and typically identified through differing P-T-t paths for rocks on either side. Quartz crystallographic fabric analyses has also shown promise in identifying these structures and characterizing the deformation (shear sense, deformation temperatures) associated with them.
This M.Sc. project will investigate the quartz fabrics and microstructures across the Khumbu thrust, a disputed structure that has variously appeared on maps of the Everest region over the past 20 years. There is also potential for in situ Ar/Ar dating of dynamically recrystallized mica if necessary/possible to constrain the timing of deformation. This M.Sc. work will be carried out in concert with a PhD project investigating the metamorphic history of the rocks in the same field area.
This project will be supervised by Dr. Kyle Larson at the University of British Columbia's, Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. Fieldwork for this project will take place in October/November this fall (2016). Please contact Dr. Larson (email@example.com) ASAP if you are interested.
Kyle Larson, PhD
Assistant Professor | Structural Geology and Tectonics
Earth and Environmental Sciences | IKBSAS
University of British Columbia Okanagan
FIP353 - 3247 University Way | Kelowna, BC, Canada V1V 1V7
p. 250.807.8564 | f. 250.807.8001
firstname.lastname@example.org | about.me/klarson
The thirty-sixth workshop of the Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) will take place on the weekend of October 21-23, in the Muskoka Lakes region of central Ontario. The oral and poster sessions (all day Saturday, October 22) will be held in the Quality Inn Bracebridge, venue of Muskoka’ 2016. There will be two geological excursions, (i) an informal two-hour tour focusing on good outcrops of variously strained granitoids within the town (mid afternoon on October 21) and (ii) the principal field trip starting on Sunday morning (October 23), with special emphasis on major lenticular structures (foliation mega-boudins?) in the Muskoka domain of the Grenville orogen.
The workshop dinner and CTG business meeting will be held on October 22, in the Seasons- by-the-River restaurant at the Quality Inn. A block of rooms which attendees may book directly with hotel staff has been set aside by the Quality Inn Bracebridge, until September 21. More details will be in our second circular. In addition, there are some 15 motels in Bracebridge and its close vicinity, offering accommodation at a variety of late-autumn rates.
Northern Airport Passenger Services provides convenient, twice daily bus transportation between Pearson International Airport (Toronto) and the Muskoka Lakes region (www.northernairport.com). Ontario Northland Transportation (www.ontarionorthland.ca) also provides bus service to Bracebridge from terminals in downtown Toronto and the Yorkdale shopping centre (northwest Toronto).
At this time, the workshop organisers (Toby Rivers, Fried Schwerdtner and Dennis Waddington) need a preliminary estimate of the approximate number of workshop and field trip participants to start preparing for Muskoka’ 2016. Please send an e-mail note to Fried email@example.com if you are planning to attend the workshop, whether you might be making an oral presentation or displaying a poster, and particularly to let us know your expected numbers and probable mode of travel to the venue (independent vehicle or public transportation). The organisers look forward to welcoming you to the Muskoka Lakes region and its magnificent Precambrian rocks.
We invite qualified candidates to apply for the position of Laboratory Coordinator in the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University. The competition closes on Feb 29, 2016. Candidates should have: a Master of Science Degree in Earth Sciences, Geosciences or Geology; three to four years of relevant Earth Sciences laboratory, field and/or research experience; and teaching experience.
For information about the department please see the website at
For a job description and instructions about how to submit applications to Carleton’s Human Resources department see the following link.
The Winter 2016 CTG Newsletter that has just been sent contains, among other information, the announcement for Student support to attend the GAC meeting in Whitehorse - Deadline March 16 2016 (please submit to Laurent Godin: firstname.lastname@example.org).
*** Correction ***
Dear CTG member,
Happy New Year to all!
Please find attached the January 2016 newsletter for our Division.
In it, you will find, among other information, announcements for:
1) Call for submissions for the Jack Henderson best MSC and PhD thesis awards - Deadline February 19 2016 (please submit to Dan Gibson: email@example.com)
2) Call for submissions for the Dave Elliott Best Paper award - Deadline February 19 2016 (please submit to Laurent Godin: firstname.lastname@example.org)
3) Student support to attend the GAC meeting in Fredericton - Deadline March 16 2016 (please submit to Laurent Godin: email@example.com)
We invite you to participate in the “Tectonics of accretionary and collisional orogens” session that will take place at the GAC-MAC Annual Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon from June 1-3, 2016.
This session will explore the structural, magmatic, metamorphic, sedimentary, and geophysical expressions of accretionary and collisional orogens from the Precambrian to the present day. We welcome papers on any aspect of terrane accretion and continental collision with the intention of providing a modern view of accretionary and collisional tectonics from a broad range of perspectives and expertise. Presentations combining multi-disciplinary approaches or comparing different orogenic systems are encouraged.
Abstract submissions are now open. The abstract deadline is January 31st, 2016.
Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Plate Tectonics, 17-22 July 2016, Locarno, Switzerland
The question "Why does Earth have plate tectonics?" stands among the top ten research questions shaping 21st-century Earth Science (National Academy of Sciences). Coming on the 10 year anniversary of the Penrose workshop "Why did plate tectonics begin", this conference will bring together international experts in Earth's geological history, geophysics and geodynamics and introduce students and young researchers to this interdisciplinary research topic in an informal setting conducive to establishing ties with new colleagues and advancing this potentially transformative topic. The discussions will be organized around four themes:
- When did plate tectonics start?
- How did plate tectonics start?
- What was before plate tectonics?
- Broader Impacts: Why do we care?
and there will be a one day field trip to the Alps.
Main organizers: Bob Stern (U. Texas, Dallas), Paul Tackley and Taras Gerya (ETH Zurich)
Full information about the workshop is now online at: http://jupiter.ethz.ch/~plates/index.html Read More...
All information about the workshop can be found at: http://ctw2016.weebly.com/
** Please note the following two key dates: **
1. The NEW abstract deadline is Friday January 15, 2016.
2. The registration deadline is Friday February 5, 2016. Read More...
Group photo at CTG workshop in Cape Breton, Oct. 2015
Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny
The Department of Earth Sciences (DES) and Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University invite applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny that integrates ore system research with broad scale tectonic processes. The Chair will enhance research and teaching in the field of ore deposit geology and tectonics, and advance the position of Laurentian University as a centre of excellence in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology. The Chair will be a scientific leader of METAL EARTH, a proposed Canadian $55 million R&D program led by Laurentian University. With funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, METAL EARTH will transform our understanding of metal endowment and the genesis of base and precious metal deposits during Earth’s Evolution (merc.laurentian.ca).
Tier I CRC Chairs are funded by the Canadian government on a renewable 7-year term and the position will be filled at the tenure-track or tenured, Associate to Full Professor level (see www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The successful applicant must submit a full proposal for funding to the CRC program, with the support of Laurentian. We seek an innovative individual with an outstanding record of research and publication, who will provide leadership for national and international collaborative research and become a focus for integration of research initiatives involving DES/MERC, the Ontario Geological Survey/Ontario Geoscience Laboratories (located in the same building), and the mining industry. The Chair will be expected to contribute to our BSc, MSc, and PhD programs and assist in maintaining our position as a leading centre in the world in the study of mineral deposits, mineral exploration, Precambrian crustal and supracrustal rocks, and tectonics. The successful candidate will have access to excellent geochemical analytical equipment, including facilities for LA-ICPMS, FLINC, XRD, SEM, EPMA, WD-XRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, and EBSD. Additional information about the Department and MERC can be found at des.laurentian.ca.
The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, and supervise both Master’s and Doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate level metamorphic petrology, igneous petrology, mineralogy and tectonics, as well as breadth courses.
For additional information about this position, see http://www.sfu.ca/earth-sciences/ Read More...
The 2016 Cordilleran Tectonics Workshop (CTW) will take place Saturday-Sunday, February 20-21, 2015 at the University of Victoria. There will be an informal gathering on the Friday evening before.
The abstract deadline is Friday January 8, 2016.
The early-bird registration deadline is Friday February 5, 2015.
Registration fees are $50.00 for students and $175.00 for professionals. The registration fee includes: Abstract Booklet, Friday Night Drink and Appetizers at Bard and Banker, Breakfast (Sat/Sun), Lunch (Sat/Sun), Coffee/Snack Breaks (Sat/Sun), Saturday Night Drink and Appetizers at Bard and Banker
Registration, abstract submission and other relevant information will be available on the CTW website ctw2016.weebly.com.
Abstracts can be submitted via the CTW website ctw2016.weebly.com. Abstracts must be <300 words and contain no diagrams. Questions or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster and talk guidelines, and suggestions for accommodations, are also posted on the website.
Please feel free to pass this email on to others you think would be interested.
The 2016 CTW committee
For the first time ever, the CTG workshop will visit Cape Breton Island. This year’s workshop will be held on October 2 – 4, 2015.
The workshop will be based out of Sydney and include our customary day of presentations and posters, and a field trip around the Cabot Trail featuring terrane boundaries, faults of all kinds and some great intrusive rocks. Since the field trip day is likely to be a long day, we will run the field trip on Saturday, with talks and posters scheduled for Sunday to be finished mid- afternoon. On Friday evening there will be an informal gathering and a few scheduled talks about the geology of Cape Breton Island. On Saturday night there will be a conference dinner and poster session. We will be based at the Holiday Inn Waterfront in downtown Sydney, close to pubs and restaurants. All the talks will be held at the hotel.
Block bookings are now available and will be held until September 4th. To take advantage of the conference rate ($145 with buffet breakfast included on all booking days) book online (Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront) or by phone (1800 565 1001) and mention “Canadian Tectonics”.
To register for the workshop please complete the attached registration form by September 4th and email it directly to me (email@example.com). Abstracts will be accepted any time (200 – 400 words) up to Monday, September 14th.
Both Air Canada and WestJet have flights into Sydney. Flying into Halifax and driving to Sydney (~5 hours) is also an option. There are multiple shuttle companies that offer rides between Halifax and Sydney.
Hope to see you in October!
DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
Seeking recent graduate in Petroleum geology or related field for Banting PDF/Faculty Position at Carleton
I would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate this email to your colleagues, PDFs, graduate students and related network.
see: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.html). Internal deadline for a letter of intent in mid June.
Applicants to the 2015–16 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:
• between September 23, 2012 and Augu Read More...
The following two students have been awarded $600 to subsidize their participation at GAC and the Field trip “Anatomy of Ordovician volcanic arc and forearc basin in the southern Québec Appalachians”
For the first time ever, the CTG workshop will visit Cape Breton Island. This year’s workshop will be held on October 2 – 4, 2015.
The workshop will be based out of Sydney and include our customary day of presentations and posters, and a field trip around the Cabot Trail featuring terrane boundaries, faults of all kinds and some great intrusive rocks. Since the field trip day is likely to be a long day, we will run the field trip on Saturday, with talks and posters scheduled for Sunday to be finished mid‐ afternoon. On Friday evening there will be an informal gathering and a few scheduled talks about the geology of Cape Breton Island. On Saturday night there will be a conference dinner and poster session. We will be based at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sydney, close to pubs and restaurants. All the talks will be held at the hotel. Block bookings will be available in Jun Read More...
The GAC-AGU Joint Assembly is rapidly approaching. For those in the neighbourhood, please plan attending our Annual Business meeting:
Date & Time: Monday May 4, 2015 at 4 pm
(Following last afternoon talk of Session T13A – Crustal evolution in large hot orogens)
Location: Room T511E (same room as session T13A)
The agenda and minutes of the last business meeting (to be approved at the meeting) are attached/appended. Read More...
I am happy to announce the recipients of the Jack Henderson and David Elliott awards for 2014. These awards will be presented to the winners at the upcoming CTG Business Meeting in Montreal on May 4th. Please join me in congratulating the winners:
Jack Henderson Prize for Best PhD:
Reid Staples, Simon Fraser University
Title: Diachronous Deformation, Metamorphism and Exhumation in the Northern Canadian Cordillera: Revealed from Pressure-Temperature-Time-Deformation Paths of Former Mid-Crustal Rocks
Co-supervised by Dan Gibson, Maurice Colpron, Jim Ryan and Rob Berman.
Jack Henderson Prize for Best MSc
Tyler Ambrose, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Title: Ductile extrusion, underplating, and out-of-sequence thrusting within the Himalayan Metamorphic core, Kanchenjunga, Nepal
Supervised by Kyle Larson and Carl Guilmette
David Elliott Best Paper Award
How was the Iapetus Ocean infected with subduction?” authored by John Waldron, David Schofield, Brendan Murphy, & Chris Thomas, published in Geology, volume 42(12), 1095-1098 (2014).
The Committee wishes to highlight two other papers that deserve honorable mentions:
Geometry and kinematics of the Main Himalayan Thrust and Neogene crustal exhumation in the Bhutanese Himalaya derived from inversion of multithermochronologic data, by Isabelle Coutand, David M. Whipp Jr., Djordje Grujic, Matthias Bernet, Maria Giuditta Fellin, Bodo Bookhagen, Kyle R. Landry, S. K. Ghalley, and Chris Duncan, published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(2), 1446-1481 (2014).
Midcrustal discontinuities and the assembly of the Himalayan midcrust, by Kyle Larson and John Cottle. Tectonics, 33(5), 718-740 (2014).
Thank you to all those who submitted theses and papers to the competition; it was an impressive selection to evaluate. It is heartening to see the excellence of research involving structural geology and tectonics in Canada!
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all those who have assisted in the review and evaluation process. Without your hard work we would not be able to give out these awards.
Laurent Godin Chair, Canadian Tectonics Group, GAC
Laurent Godin, Ph.D.
Structural Geology & Tectonics
Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering
K7L 3N6, CANADA
web page: http://geol.queensu.ca/faculty/fac-godin/Laurent_Godin/Introduction.html
We are looking for a PhD student for a project on the structural and metamorphic controls on low-sulphide PGE mineralization in Sudbury. The project will be done with the Ontario Geological Survey, which is located on the Laurentian campus. Two project geologists from the OGS will be involved which will provide great opportunities for field interactions and discussions. The field crews will be staying in Sudbury and commuting to the field area every day. Read More...
The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a two-year term appointment in mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, and structural geology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2015. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, and structural geology at the second- and third- year levels, and to co-supervise undergraduate Honours student research projects and independent studies. The position requires a Ph.D., with evidence of research in a field related to mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, structural geology or economic geology, evidence of expertise in field geology, and evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Read More...
Please circulate this announcement amongst your students.
Happy New Year to all!
Please find attached the January 2015 newsletter for our Division. In it, you will find, among other information, announcements for: Read More...
We are writing to inform you of a session that we are convening at the upcoming AGU-GAC-MAC Joint Assembly in Montreal, May 3rd to 7th, 2015. The session is entitled "New developments in the Appalachian-Caledonide orogen: a tribute to past studies and a look to the future". The session is co-sponsored by IGCP 597 (Origin of Pangea). Read More...
Interested candidates must apply through the Yukon Government online recruitment portal, accessible from the above link. The competition closes on December 24, 2014. Read More...
Stephen Read More...
Riding the Wave: A conference to showcase current research and ideas in Structural Geology and Tectonics
22-27 November 2015 Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
- Orogens, oroclines, and continental deformation
- Chronostratigraphy and terrane analysis
- Pressure oscillations in orogens: depths vs. overpressure
- Deformation mechanisms and microstructures
- Fluid flow, structure and resource
- Structure and reactivation of basin margins
- Challenging paradigms
This year’s workshop will be in Sudbury, hosted by Bruno Lafrance and Dazhi Jiang. More information coming soon.
2015 Canadian Tectonics Group Workshop, Cape Breton, early October
Deanne van Rooyen is organizing the 2015 workshop, including an excursion in beautiful Cape Breton.
Location: Room Toole Hall 3 (same room as session SY2) Read More...
Two important communication items below:
1) The vote results on the proposed changes to the name, constitution and bylaws of the Division are now in. The voting members of the formally known Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada have overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the Division name to : Canadian Tectonics Group. Furthermore, the proposed changes to our constitution and by-laws have all been ratified by the membership. These changes are now automatically in effect. For those in need of a reminder, these changes are attached to this email.
With deadlines coming up in less than one week (May 2), I'll remind you once more about the upcoming third biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, June 16-18, 2014, with field trips and short courses two days before and after.
Please see our updated website with session, field trips and short course information and dates:
With links to:
Session topics, workshops, & field trips
(click on links on left side of the page, or within the pages)
Abstract and registration deadline on May 2, 2014
This Forum is funded by the National Science Foundation and a donation by the GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, and registration for the Forum including field trips/short courses is therefore for free(!) and some funding is available to support the attendance of participants from the US with no or limited access to travel funds and/or from underrepresented groups.
The Forum will provide an informal and interactive venue for discussing important frontiers, new ideas, and current research in structural geology and tectonics. The Forum will also provide opportunities to discuss effective teaching of structural geology and tectonics, including integrating research with teaching. The three-day Forum will be bracketed by two optional days of workshops and field trips. Although the Forum is aimed at professional geologists, we encourage advanced graduate students to attend.
We hope to see you in Golden!
Yvette and the organizing committee
Yvette D. Kuiper
Assistant Professor, Structural Geology
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street
Golden CO 80401
Congratulations to Reid and co-authors.
Honourable mention goes out to Rajesh Goteti, Christopher Beaumont and Steven J. Ings for their paper Factors controlling early stage salt tectonics at rifted continental margins and their thermal consequences, which appeared in Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(6), 3190-3220.
Many thanks to those who read papers and submitted nominations. Without your work this award would not be possible.
The bylaws as they stand are quite antiquated: they require, in theory, that notices of meetings and elections be sent out by Canada Post, something that would be prohibitively expensive and impractical today; they refer to the leader of the group as "chairman," though most recent occupants of this position have styled themselves "chair."
Many have expressed dissatisfaction with the name of the division ("SGTD sounds like some disease") that contrasts with the relatively catchy name of our sister group, the Canadian Sedimentology Research Group (CSRG).
Many people are confused about the roles of the SGTD and the CTG (Canadian Tectonics Group). The latter was founded as an independent meeting, an annual get- together with no constitution, rules, or bank account. The CTG meeting's contribution to Canadian Tectonics has been a major one, and over the years the activities and objectives of the SGTD and the CTG meeting have converged to the point where the two organizations are difficult to distinguish. The SGTD communicates with its members using the "CTG-list," admirably maintained by Frank Fueten, and the SGTD has become responsible for finding an organizer for the CTG meeting each year, while its parent organization (the GAC) provides insurance coverage for the CTG field trip for free.
We therefore propose to change the name of the SGTD to "Canadian Tectonics Group," recognizing in name what is already the case in practice.
Last fall we circulated a proposed set of changes to the GAC Council, who responded positively, suggesting a couple of refinements, which have been incorporated in the version attached here. (Everything in the bylaws of a division has to be consistent with the parent organization, so this was an important first step.)
What will happen next? We will submit the proposed changes to the membership for a ballot. For consistency with the practice of the parent organization, the GAC, we will do this by email to the voting members.
The proposed changes are attached in pdf format. Their main impacts are listed below. We look forward to putting this proposal to you, the members, as we think it is important for the continued role of the division and the CTG meeting as an effective voice for the structural geology and tectonics community in Canada.
John Waldron, Laurent Godin Read More...
Geological Association/Mineralogical Association of Canada
May 21-23 2014
Properties, Processes and Phenomena of Strain Localization in the Lithosphere: From Mantle Shear to Volcanic Eruption
Convenors: J.C. White, University of New Brunswick
L.A. Kennedy, J.K. Russell, University of British Columbia
The aim of this symposium is to encourage interaction between the various earth science fields interested in the rheological behavior of earth materials under stress. Contributions are invited from process-related field and experimental research on strain localization in the crust and mantle, independent of traditional discipline. Areas of interest include brittle-ductile transitions in earth materials, magma shear and fracturing, the influence of aseismic deformation on seismic rupture, physical properties controlling localization, controls on fault rupture (fluids, melts, gels), landslide initiation, localization of magma emplacement and volcanic extrusion.
Post-meeting Field Excursion
Minas Fault Zone, Nova Scotia, Canada Friday May 23 to Sunday May 25, 2014 (2 days)
Leaders: Joe White and Noah Phillips, University of New Brunswick
The excursion will examine the geometry, kinematics and processes associated with localization of deformation within a mature transpressional fault zone. The Minas fault zone has a protracted history encompassing the late Devonian through early Mesozoic. A range of crustal levels and lithologies enables examination of aseismic through seismic responses.
This is an occasional message welcoming new members and giving information on the CTG mailing list. If you recently joined the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division (SGTD) of the Geological Association of Canada, or attended a CTG meeting, you may be receiving this information for the first time. If you are a long-time member of the CTG-List I hope you may still find this general information useful.
The CTG mailing list is an informal, unmoderated mailing list that is useful in spreading the word about events and news of interest in the community of Canadian tectonics. It is the main means of communicating to members of the SGTD. Any member can post a message to the list. You don't have to ask an officer to post it for you.
Like all email lists, there are two different email addresses:
To send a message to all 700-plus members of the list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To join or be removed from the list, send email to the manager email@example.com
Different mail programs behave differently with respect to list email - in some programs it is very easy to hit 'reply' and send a personal message to all members of the group by mistake. Please be careful, but also recognize that occasionally this happens; if you see a personal message or a remove request inadvertently sent to the whole list by someone else, please resist the temptation to send your complaints or advice to the whole list, which only makes the problem worse. Bear in mind that the list is run by volunteers (thanks for your continuing efforts, Frank) so there is no checking or filtering of individual messages.
The SGTD is one of the divisions of the GAC - members of the GAC can be part of the SGTD for a small additional annual fee (zero for students). The money raised goes to support student awards and student attendance at our meetings,
The CTG is an annual field meeting which the SGTD supports.
We hope you will find the mailing list a useful source of information and/or a means of communication. For further information about the CTG, and the SGTD please visit our web site at: http://gac.esd.mun.ca/sgtd/
You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to the list via the web site.
For further information, please contact us:
Laurent Godin (firstname.lastname@example.org) (chair SGTD)
Dan Gibson (email@example.com) (vice-chair SGTD)
Frank Fueten (firstname.lastname@example.org) (list manager)
Jürgen Kraus (email@example.com) (secretary and webmaster)
Laurent Godin (chair SGTD)
*** Please note my new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org ***
GAC-MAC JOINT ANNUAL MEETING, FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA, MAY 21–23, 2014
The Geological and Mineralogical Associations of Canada Annual Meeting is coming to Fredericton in 2014.
We invite you to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of GAC-MAC to be held on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick, May 21-23 2014. The meeting is co-organized by the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Atlantic Geoscience Society, and the University of New Brunswick.
Fredericton, the Provincial capital of New Brunswick, is within easy reach of major centres in eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. and a short hop from Halifax Nova Scotia. The region has a long history of earth science education and exploration, beginning with Abraham Gesner, who was appointed the government geologist for New Brunswick from 1838 to 1842, the first such position in Canada. The 2014 GACMAC slogan reflects in part the 175 years of geoscience in the region inspired by Gesner and his discoveries.
We are centrally located only a short distance from the world's richest Pb-Zn-Ag deposits in the Bathurst Mining Camp, rare-metal intrusion-related deposits such as Sisson Brook and Mt. Pleasant, and spectacular exposures of hydrocarbon-bearing Carboniferous maritime basin sediments. A variety of pre- and post-conference field trips will examine Appalachian collisional processes, exquisitely-preserved Devonian volcanic sequences and fossil beds, a range of ore deposits and hydrocarbon reservoirs, as well as quaternary and coastal geology of the Province.
A diverse scientific program has been developed including a MAC-sponsored short course of cathodoluminescence applications in geoscience and GAC-sponsored workshops on remote sensing and structural geology of ore deposits, and lithogeochemistry. Also, check out the field trips!
JOIN US IN FREDERICTON
TO CELEBRATE 175 YEARS OF GEOSCIENCE DISCOVERY
FROM MAY 21–23, 2014
|Dave Lentz(GAC Chair)||Chris McFarlane|
|Department of Earth Sciencesdlentz@unb.ca|
University of New Brunswick
|Department of Earth Sciences|
University of New Brunswick
Colorado School of Mines – Golden, CO
Technical Program - June 16-18, 2014
Field Trips and Workshops - June 14-15 and 19-20, 2014
This is the 3rd biennial Structural Geology and Tectonic Forum after two successful meetings in Madison, WI, in May 2010 and in Williamstown, MA, in June 2012. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to identify and discuss important areas of research, but there will also be opportunities to discuss successful ways of integrating research with teaching. The Forum is aimed at professional geologists, although advanced graduate students are encouraged to attend. We will be offering short courses and fieldtrips during the two days before and after the meeting.
Schedules for the previous two forums are posted here: http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~struct/mtg2012/
The 2014 Forum will be held on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Accommodation will be available on campus and downtown Golden is only a ten minute walk away.
Yvette Kuiper and Chuck Kluth (Colorado Shool of Mines)
Forum Organizers/Steering Committee
Paul Karabinos (Williams College) and Basil Tikoff (University of Wisconsin)
Wes Buchanan and Ben Frieman (Colorado Shool of Mines)
Mary Carr (Colorado Shool of Mines)
Barb Tewksbury (Hamilton College)
Katherine Boggs (Mount Royal University) and Christie Rowe (McGill University)
Technical Session Coordinators
Eric Erslev (Colorado State University)
Field Trip Coordinator
John Weber (Grand Valley State University)
Short Course/Workshop Coordinator
Questions? Please direct questions to Yvette Kuiper (email@example.com) or Chuck Kluth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See you in Golden!
Yvette D. Kuiper
Assistant Professor, Structural Geology
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street
Golden CO 80401
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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sent from my iPad
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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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