Geoscience BC Awards Five Post-Graduate Scholarships

July 3, 2013 - Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Geoscience BC Scholarship Award in Applied Geoscience. The scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are awarded to deserving post-graduate students working on a mineral, oil & gas, coal or geothermal thesis topic directly relevant to exploration or development in British Columbia.

The students were evaluated on their project's technical merit and ability to attract resource development investment to British Columbia as well as their academic qualifications, work experience, and future goals.

"We are pleased to award five scholarships to graduate students working on B.C.-focused projects," said 'Lyn Anglin, President & CEO of Geoscience BC. "Geoscience BC's scholarship program is designed to support the development of our up-and-coming geoscientists, and we are proud to assist them and their research programs to add to the future of resource exploration and development in BC."

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2013 Geoscience BC Post-Graduate Applied Geoscience Scholarship Recipients:

Antonio Celis, University of British Columbia
"PIMS - Porphyry Indicator Minerals from Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposits in British Columbia"

Irene Del Real, University of British Columbia
"The Southeast Zone (Cu-Mo) and Deerhorn (Cu-Au) porphyry deposits; a possible genetic relationship between a calc-alkalic and an alkalic deposit, Woodjam Property, central British Columbia"

Rameses D'Souza, University of Victoria
"Geochemical characterization of the Jurassic Bonanza arc and Tertiary intrusions on Vancouver Island"

Noga Vaisblat, University of Alberta
"The influence of diagenetic process on the petrophysical properties and geochemical composition of the Montney Formation in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia"

Ewan Webster, University of Calgary
"Metamorphic and structural reinterpretation of the Southern Kootenay Arc and Purcell Anticlinorium, Southeastern British Columbia"

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