Geoscience BC Awards Seven Post-Graduate Scholarships

June 28, 2012 -Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Geoscience BC Scholarship Award in Applied Geoscience. The scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are awarded to deserving post-graduate students working on a mineral or oil & gas 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 mineral and oil & gas investment to British Columbia and their academic qualifications, work experience, and future goals.

"We are pleased to award seven scholarships to graduate students working on B.C.-focused projects," said Kirstie Simpson, Vice President, Minerals Research of Geoscience BC. "By supporting students through this scholarship program and other research projects, Geoscience BC is helping to develop the next generation of geoscientists who will play critical roles in the future of mineral and oil & gas exploration in BC."

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2012 Geoscience BC Post-Graduate Applied Geoscience Scholarship Recipients:

Piotr Angiel, University of Western Ontario
"Allostratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleogeography of the Cretaceous Upper Fort St. John Group (Upper Albian-Lower Cenomanian) in northeastern British Columbia"

Thomas Chudy, University of British Columbia
"The Petrogenesis of the Fir Carbonatite System, East-Central British Columbia"

Martyn Golding, University of British Columbia
"Biostratigraphy and Correlation of the Triassic Montney and Doig Formations, Subsurface British Columbia"

Regitze Petersen, Copenhagen University
"A Petrographic, Geochemical and Structural Investigation of the Seel Copper Gold Porphyry Deposit"

Ewan Webster, University of Calgary
"Tectonothermal History of the Southern Kootenay Arc and Purcell Anticlinorium, Southeastern British Columbia"

Avee Ya'acoby, University of British Columbia
"Petrogenesis and Geotectonic Evolution of Carbonatites in the North-Central Frenchman Cap Dome, Southeastern British Columbia"

Neda Zangeneh, University of British Columbia
"Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing in Weak Discontinuous Rock Mass"

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Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.