Geoscience BC Announces 2019 Scholarship Program Recipients

Vancouver, BC – June 26, 2019 – Geoscience BC has selected ten post-graduate geoscience students to receive a prestigious scholarship award.

The students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for their applied geoscience research related to either minerals, energy or water resources in British Columbia.

Applications were reviewed and evaluated by a panel of experienced geoscientists representing industry and academia. The scholarships are awarded to students based on their project's technical merit as well as their interest in natural resource development and management, and academic standing.

Geoscience BC scholarships are awarded each year to students who are registered and have started in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science or geoscience. Since 2007, Geoscience BC has invested $570,000 into the scholarship program.

Gavin C. Dirom, Geoscience BC’s President and CEO said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients. Geoscience BC’s scholarship program is a key part of fulfilling our commitment to support post-graduate students and the next generation of geoscientists in BC.”

Geoscience BC 2019 Post-Graduate Applied Geoscience Scholarship Recipients:

Drew Branson, Queen’s University
Project: Geophysical prospecting for Antimony (and Chromite) in the southern Quesnel Terrane, British Columbia, Canada

Theron Finley, University of Alberta
Project: Stress and fault kinematics in southeastern BC; Implications for fault permeability and geothermal energy resources

Chantalle Gervan, Thompson Rivers University
Project: Invertebrate response to mine reclamation: The effects of reclamation age and soil amendment treatment on arthropod assemblages  

Patricia Gonzalez Hernandez, University of Alberta
Project: Sedimentology, chemostratigraphy and stratigraphic architecture of the Lower Triassic Montney Formation in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, British Columbia

Pablo Lacerda Silva, University of British Columbia
Project: Petroleum system analysis of the Triassic Doig Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin  

Rebecca Morris, University of Victoria
Project: Skarn mineralization along pluton-carbonate wallrock contacts in the Wrangellia Terrane, Vancouver Island (NTS 92L034, 92F083)  

Cameron Peddle, University of Alberta
Project: Structural evolution of the Brucejack Intermediate-Sulphidation Epithermal Deposit, Stikine Terrane, Northwest British Columbia  

Marco Roth, Ruhr University Bochum
Project: Velocity structure imaging and source parameter inversion based on seismological observations near injection sites in northeast British Columbia, Canada

Ashley Van Acken, University of Victoria
Project: Evaluating the hydro-geothermal setting at Sloquet Thermal Springs, British Columbia  

Paulina Wozniakowska, University of Calgary
Project: Tool for determination of factors controlling geological susceptibility to induced seismicity in the Montney Formation

Visit the Geoscience BC website to learn more about the 2019 Scholarship Award winners or click to access the web page directly.

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