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Geoscience BC Receives $5 Million in Bridge Funding to Continue Minerals, Energy and Water Research

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall with Geoscience BC President and CEO Gavin C. Dirom and Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas   Vancouver, BC – May 9, 2019 – Geoscience BC thanks the provincial government for granting $5 million in one-year bridge funding to support earth science research in […]

Geoscience BC Welcomes Brady Clift, P.Geo., Manager, Minerals

  Vancouver, BC – May 6, 2019 – Geoscience BC welcomes Brady Clift to the new position of Manager, Minerals today. Brady is a registered professional geologist with a bachelor’s degree in earth science and an advanced diploma in GIS Application. Reporting to Gavin C. Dirom, President & CEO, and providing technical support to Christa […]

Hitting the Right Spot: New Research to Improve Energy Exploration in BC

Vancouver, BC – April 18, 2019 – A new report released by Geoscience BC today summarizes the results of a multi-year research project examining the complex network of tiny fractures and pores that store and transport gas and liquid hydrocarbons in fine-grained sediments, using samples and data from oil and gas production areas in northeastern […]

Geoscience BC quarterly update: New website and VP Minerals, Photo Contest and Project Updates

Vancouver, BC – April 5, 2019 – This quarterly update from Geoscience BC covers January to March 2019, and features information about new public data from research projects that were recently completed, as well as news about the first of the next round of minerals, energy and water research projects that we are excited to […]

Start Snapping! Geoscience BC’s Annual Photo Competition is Now Open!

Vancouver, BC – April 3, 2019 – Geoscience BC has launched its annual photo competition, and is asking everyone working on any Geoscience BC-funded project this summer to share photos that tell a great geoscience research story! Anyone working on a Geoscience BC-funded project is eligible for this contest, including principal investigators, students (including scholarship […]

Geoscience BC Plans Project to Identify Mineral Deposits on Northern Vancouver Island

Vancouver, BC – March 29, 2019 – Geoscience BC has announced that it is planning a new airborne survey to help identify mineral potential on northern Vancouver Island. The airborne survey will use helicopters equipped with sensitive instruments that measure the properties of bedrock to help identify potential mineral deposits across an area including Port […]

Making Data Easy to Access: Practicum Student Audits and Updates Databases

Vancouver, BC – March 13, 2019 – Since Geoscience BC was created in 2005, we have generated and compiled thousands of square kilometres of geophysical data to help visualize the earth beneath our feet. Now, practicum student Matrika Koirala is auditing the data to make sure it is easy to access through our Earth Science […]

New Report Shows Effects of Thawing Permafrost on Landscape and Hydrology

Vancouver, BC – March 7, 2019 – New Research funded by Geoscience BC provides vital information about the impact of thawing permafrost in northern British Columbia and southern Northwest Territories, and will help communities and the resource sector to make more informed decisions about water management. Islands of boreal forest in the region are subsiding, […]

2019 Scholarship Program Now Open: Calling Graduate Geoscience Students Working in BC

Vancouver, BC – March 4, 2019 -Geoscience BC opened its annual scholarship program today and is now seeking applications for up to ten awards of $5,000 each to support research examining our strategic focus areas of minerals, energy and water in British Columbia. Geoscience BC has invested $520,000 since 2007 to increase geoscience literacy and […]