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Earth Science Division

The Earth Science Division co-ordinates educational activities and conferences for students in the Earth and Geology Departments in the Atlantic Universities. 


The 73rd Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) will be held at Memorial University, St. John’s campus, between October 19 and October 21, 2023.

The registration period is open from September 11, 2023 until October 13, 2023.

Undergraduate students who wish to submit an abstract have until October 13, 2023.

More information can be found on the AUGC 2023 conference website.

Field trip and speaker information will be posted on the website as it becomes available.

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Every year the AUGC hosts a conference where undergraduate students have 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.”

AUGC 2023 Conference

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Science Atlantic is a co-sponsor of an annual speaker tour with the Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS).

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Thanks to the support of our generous conference sponsors, each year AUGC recognizes the achievements of some of Atlantic Canada’s top undergraduate and graduate geoscience students through a variety of awards. There have been over 60 AUGC conferences hosted since 1962.


Science Atlantic was originally established in 1962 and through the decades has seen growth across scientific and provincial boundaries. Science Atlantic’s Earth Science Division was created in the early 1990’s.

The Earth Science Division coordinates educational activities for students in the Earth Science and Geology departments in the Atlantic universities, often involving provincial and federal geoscience organizations. It assists with the organization of the Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) and coordinates a speaker tour for the member universities.


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Committee Chair

Deanne van Rooyen
Acadia University

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