AUGC History 2018-12-11T16:22:08+00:00

History of the AUGC

The Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) was inaugurated in 1950 at Dalhousie University. This conference is completely student organized and is the oldest geologic Conference in Canada, with the exception of the Geologic Association of Canada. Every year, the AUGC provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their current work, learn about local geology, meet members of the Atlantic geologic community and enjoy the company of like minded students.

Typically, about 150 undergraduate students take part in conference activities, which include field trips, lectures by prominent geologists, and a competition for the best undergraduate research project.

Currently, all universities in Atlantic Canada that have a geology department are members of the AUGC. The members include Fletcher Geology Club from Acadia University, Alexander Murray Geology Club from Memorial University, Dawson Geology Club from Dalhousie University, Fairbault Geologic Society from St. Francis Xavier University, Bailey Geological Society from the University of New Brunswick, and D. Hope-Simpson Geology Club from St. Mary’s University.

The AUGC has been used as a model for several other geologic conferences by organizations in Canada and the U.S.

Science Atlantic is a major sponsor of the AUGC, and the Earth Science Committee is one of the key organizers.

AUGC Constitution (.pdf)