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Renewal of Scholarship program for 2019/20

Based on recent and anticipated donations and income from endowments, the Foundation expects to renew its core scholarship program for the coming academic year (2019/20) at a level comparable to the current year (19 scholarships totaling $18,000).

In addition, the Foundation expects to renew the award of the recently established Collett Graduate Scholarship and the Collett Distinguished Lectureship for 2019/20, and likely seek proposals for research endeavours that would be funded via the Collett Research Fellowship.

Renewal of the scholarship program (including the Collett Graduate Scholarship) was formally announced in early February, accompanied by emailing of updated poster and application information to all relevant university departments.

Jim Macnae's visit to Canada: EM Interpretation short course and other appearances March 1-30

As recently announced by the KEGS Foundation, Dr. James Macnae, the inaugural Collett Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Geophysics, will be presenting a one-day short course on EM interpretation (March 7) at the UofT (advance registration requested; see PDF with details, and link to online registration). While in Toronto and hosted by the Earth Science Dept at the UofT (March 1-15), Jim will also be presenting a talk on AEM data and analytics at the KEGS Geophysical Symposium on Saturday March 2, with a reception at the Foundation's 'After Pary', and on Tuesday March 12 at the UofT on airborne EM measurements of IP-like effects. After leaving Toronto, Jim will present additional lectures at Laurentian (Friday March 15), USask (Tuesday March 26) and Vancouver (March 29), with details to be announced in the near future.

Foundation Board meeting (March 3) and AGM (March 5)

The Foundation will hold its annual full Board meeting on Sunday AM (March 3) and the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday March 5 in conjunction with the annual KEGS Breakfast.

Upcoming KEGS Special Lecture: March 1 at Western

Ted Urbancic, President of Meta Consulting and founder of ESG, is scheduled to present a talk on advances in seismic monitoring at UWO on Friday March 1.

Reunion Party and Reception, March 2, following KEGS Symposium

The KEGS Foundation is again arranging an informal Reunion Party following the KEGS Symposium on March 2 at Grace O'Malley's, which will also serve as a reception for Jim Macnae at the start of his distinguished lectureship. See poster with details, including requested advance registration.

Other relevant future geoscience meetings and events

For information on relevant future geoscience meetings, seminars, conferences and other events, please consult appropriate websites for the KEGS, B.C. Geophysical Society, CSEG, AEMQ, PDAC, CGU, GAC, SEG and university departments. For an overview of future geoscience talks and events in the greater Toronto area, including KEGS, TGDG, CIM MES and UofT ESD, please check out the GTA GeoEvents Calendar.

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