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Digging Deep: Geoscience BC’s Evolution – An Update – November 2022

Geoscience BC is building a sustainable model to attract investment, deliver on economic development and tackle environmental and social challenges. With your help it can succeed.   By: President and CEO Gavin C. Dirom Our society needs more critical minerals and metals; more clean energy; and more proven opportunities to geologically capture and store carbon […]

New Research Ages Rocks; Updates Maps to Guide Exploration for Critical Minerals and Metals

Vancouver, BC – November 1, 2022 – Geoscience BC has published new public geoscience for an area between Greenwood and Trail in the Kootenay Boundary Regional District that can be used to guide mineral exploration – including potential new critical minerals and metals opportunities. The new research includes six revised geological maps and a report […]

Geoscience BC Quarterly eNews | Updates on Geoscience BC projects, research, membership, and more.

Vancouver – October 18, 2022 – This quarterly update from Geoscience BC covers the July to September quarter and provides updates on Geoscience BC projects, research, membership, and more. View Quarterly eNews Update About Geoscience BC Geoscience BC generates independent, relevant, public earth science research and data about British Columbia’s minerals, energy and water resources. […]

Digging Deep: Collaborative Water Research – October 2022

By: Randy Hughes BSc, Manager Energy & Water Water Data to Inform Decisions To better inform decision-making on water use in British Columbia’s Northeast Region, additional data is needed regarding water quality and quantity. This is being addressed by the Pilot Collaborative Water Monitoring Program, NortheastBritishColumbia program. Three integrated studies use climate, surface and groundwater […]

Geoscience BC Welcomes New Technical Advisory Committee Members

Vancouver, BC – October 6, 2022 – The appointment of six new volunteers to Geoscience BC’s Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) will help to further widen the expertise of groups that identify, plan, develop and review our independent, relevant, and public minerals, energy and water research in British Columbia. Dr. Mary Ann Middleton (EDI Environmental Dynamics […]

Geoscience BC Welcomes Doug Donaldson to Board; Thanks Parting Directors

Vancouver, BC – September 27, 2022 – Geoscience BC welcomed former BC cabinet minister Doug Donaldson to the Board of Directors at its 17th Annual General Meeting on September 22nd, 2022, and Board Chair Stephanie Killam stepped down from her position after four three-year terms as a Director. Donna Phillips becomes Chair of the Board, […]

BC Budget Consultation; Municipal Leaders Voice Support for Geoscience BC Funding Model

Vancouver, BC – September 22, 2022 – Municipal governments and an all-party committee have recommended funding support for Geoscience BC – an essential step in building a sustainable funding model with contributions from provincial and federal governments, industry and others to meet changing demands for public geoscience in British Columbia. The recommendations come from a […]

Making the Most of Geophysical Data to ‘See Through’ Glacial Sediments in the Search for Critical Minerals

Vancouver, BC – August 18, 2022 – A new project is underway to use existing geophysical data to help identify new mineral exploration target areas in BC’s North Central Region. The search for new deposits of critical minerals and metals is an important part of BC’s move toward its Net Zero and green economy goals. […]

New Energy Research is a ‘Significant Step Forward’ in Improving Induced Seismicity Knowledge in Northeast BC

 Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2022 – New research examining the relationship between natural gas development and earthquakes (induced seismicity) in British Columbia’s Northeast Region has identified three key factors that determine earthquake strength, as well as making monitoring data publicly available. Focussing on the region’s Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area (KSMMA), where much […]

Digging Deep – QUEST: 15 years of Attracting Investment and Advancing Mineral Exploration | July 2022

By: Christa Pellett, Vice President, Minerals 2022 marks the 15-year anniversary of the QUEST Project, Geoscience BC’s first major regional, multidisciplinary, multi-partner minerals research program. QUEST introduced a new model for Geoscience BC-supported public geoscience and has had broad and long-reaching effects on geoscience data in the Province of British Columbia. Fifteen years after the […]

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