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Ph.D student, Fateme Hormozzade awarded scholarship from Geoscience BC

Ph. D student, Fateme Hormozzade is one of the recipients of a scholarship from Geoscience BC for 2022. The scholarship program provides a financial boost to ten post-graduate geoscience students working on projects to advance earth science research in British Columbia.

PhD Jade Atkins appointed new Director/Curator of the Joggins Fossil Institute

Jade Atkins has joined the amazing team at the Joggins Fossil Centre as its new Director/Curator. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along the coast of Nova Scotia that has been described as the "coal age Galápagos" due to their wealth of fossils from the Carboniferous period (354 to 290 million years ago). The rocks of this site are considered to be iconic for this period of the history of Earth and are the world's thickest and most comprehensive record of the Pennsylvanian strata. At Joggins, Jade hopes to continue to study the evolution and development of amphibians, as well as broaden her research horizons in new directions. 

PhD student Dana Korneisel receives the Cohen Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

PhD students Dana Korneisel has received the Cohen Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The awards will be announced at their annual conference November 3rd-8th, 2022. The Steven Cohen Award for Student Research is to foster excellent student research in the study of vertebrate paleontology by making funds available to an exemplary student or students. Past winners can be found Here.

PhD Fateme Hormozzade Ghalati wins Geothermal Canada Student Scholarship Award

Fateme Hormozzade Ghalati, who is currently a working on her PhD in Earth Sciences at Carleton University, as won the Geothermal Canada Student Scholarship Award. This award recognizes the "Best student research project that will advance understanding of geothermal resources or resource production based at a Canadian institution". The winners were officially announced at the 2022 Geothermal Canada AGM that took place on June 21, 2022.

Beth McLarty Halfkenny assumes role of President of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES)

The Department would like to congratulate Beth McLarty-Halfkenny on assuming the role of President of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) this past April 2022. Beth has served on the CFES Board of Directors since 2018, as Outreach Director and President-Elect. She hopes to elevate Earth Science education and geoscience communication during the coming year, supporting the efforts of Member Organizations in improving the perception of geoscience for the public good, essential for building a sustainable future.

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