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Earth Science | Past AUGC Winners

Science Atlantic Best Paper Award

2019

Miguel Vaccaro, Acadia University

Petrology, age, and tectonic setting of the Gunshot Brook pluton, eastern Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia

2018

Liam MacNeil, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

Reconstructing Paleoproductivity in the North Water Polynya Employing Diatom Microfossils

2017

Ariel Greenblat, Dalhousie University

A high resolution record of sediment deposition, in the Gulf of Aqaba

2016

Sean Murphy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Three-dimensional morphological characterization of the trace fossil Parahaentzschelinia ardelia, Atoka Formation, Oklahoma

2015

Katie McCulloch, Acadia University

Petrology and geochemistry of the Jeffers Brook Pluton, western Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia

2014

Jillian Leigh Kendrick, Dalhousie University

The fate of olivine in the lower crust: the petrology of coronitic metagabbro in the Western Grenville Province, Ontario

2013

Lisa Mundry, Acadia University

Petrological comparison of sills and dykes in metasedimentary rocks of the Meguma terrane, Nova Scotia, and the Harlech Dome, Wales

2012

Mariana Joury, Memorial University of Newfoudland

Influence of Native Newfoundland Sea Cucumber Cucumaria frondosa on Sediment Mineralogy and Texture

2011

Dewey Dunnington, Acadia University

Tracking late-Holocene environmental change at Long Lake, New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border region, Canada

2010

Travis McCarron, St. Francis Xavier University

The origin and composition of polyphase inclusions in tourmaline from the Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia

2009

Matt Stimson, Saint Mary's University

Evidence of Fossil Horseshoe Crabs from the Joggins Fossil Cliffs

2008

Luke Hilchie, Dalhousie University

Chloride in kimberlites? Constraints from diamond oxidation experiments

Imperial Oil Best Poster Award

2019

Andrew Wagner, Saint Mary’s University

Characterization of apatite-hosted silicate melt inclusions in magmatic rocks associated with the Cantung (W-Cu-Au) skarn deposit, Northwest Territories

2018

Mattea McRae, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Comparing CO2 sequestration experimental methods and investigating CO2 sequestration using Type I and Type II serpentine groundwaters

2017

Mariah Williams, Saint Mary's University

Discriminating multiple mineralization events of the diatremeassociated Cu-Mo-W-Au occurences at the Revenue Deposit, Dawson Range, Yukon Territory, Canada

2016

Christopher Williams, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Rifted margin and sedimentary structure of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, outboard of Goban Spur, southwest Ireland

2015

Glen Hodge, Saint Mary’s University

Fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of gold formation in the Lavoie-Maisie Gold District, northwestern New Brunswick

2014

Haley LeBlanc (centre), Saint Mary’s University

Polymetallic Co-Ni-As-Bi-Sb-Ag veins in the Southern Slave Province, Northwest Territories

2013

Siobhan McGoldrick, Dalhousie University

Petrology and Geochemistry of ca. 2680 Ma Pillowed Lavas at Sharrie Lake, Southern Slave Province, NWT

2012

Tara Forstner, Dalhousie University

Bedrock incision and surface uplift rates of the western Hangay Dome, Mongolia

2011

Mariella Nalepa, Acadia University

Investigation of the form and age of the Bloody Creek Crater, southwestern Nova Scotia

2010

Nor Afiqah Mohamad Radzi, Acadia University

Petrography of stratigraphic units in the subsurface in the Phetchabun Basin, Thailand

2009

Mary Leaman, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Lateral Permeability Differences in the Elgol Sandstone Formation

2008

Morgan Quinn, Dalhousie University

Mineralogical and chemical characteristics of alteration in the Afton copper-gold porphyry, Kamloops, British Columbia

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Award

2019

John Mishael Dooma, Saint Mary’s University

Paleoenvironment reconstruction of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary of Western Newfoundland using petroleum biomarkers and carbon isotope chemostratigraphy

2018

Brant Gaetz, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Geophysically constrained microplate fragmentation model, and terrane-controlled evolution of Mesozoic basins – Rifted North Atlantic borderlands, offshore Newfoundland, Canada (Thesis Progress).

2017

Max Chipman, Acadia University

The Bountiful Coprolites of the Joggins Formation

2016

Erin Anderson, Dalhousie University

Diagenetic effects and fluid flow along erosional boundaries in the Triassic Wolfville Formation at Rainy Cove, Nova Scotia

2015

Daniel MacLeod, St. Francis Xavier University

Evaluation of Nexen interest and competitor land throughout the Corner Property, northeastern Alberta

2014

Dillon White, Saint Mary’s University

Variation in style of overpressure in Scotian Shelf wells, Scotian Basin

2013

Daniel Niquet, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Permeability and Porosity of Collapsed Cone Structures Associated with Ophiomorpha Trace Fossils in Offshore Newfoundland Cores

2012

Lianabel Selviz, Memorial University of Newfoundland Oil production enhancement strategy by using integrated simulation and well log data

Norne Field, Norway

2011

Derrick Midwinter, Dalhousie University

The Depositional Regime of Early Triassic Sedimentation in the Bjorne Formation on the Eastern Margin of the Sverdrup Basin, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

2010

Frank Ryan, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Early Jurassic Gordondale Member — Shale gas potential and XRD, wireline log, and TOC analysis

2009

Jordan Nickerson, Dalhousie University

Architecture and Geometry of a Braided Channel Complex in the Wolfville Formation

2008

Darren Lefort, Saint Mary's University

Character of the mafic trigger of the Kos Plateau Tuff eruption

The Frank S. Shea Memorial Award in Economic Geology

2019

Natalie McNeil, Saint Mary’s University

The mineralogy, paragenesis, and petrogenesis of the polymetallic (Co-Ni-As-Au) veins of the Nictaux Falls Dam Occurrence in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

2018

Kali Gee, Saint Mary's University

Origin of epithermal-style gold mineralization in the eastern Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia: constraints from S isotopes and pyrite trace element chemistry

2017

Kate Woods, Dalhousie University

An experimental study of the effect of water on chromite saturation in komatiites

2016

Taylor Chew, Acadia University

Geological setting of Au-Cu-Ni-Pb occurrences in the Second Gold Brook area, southwestern Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia

2015

Corwin Trottier, Saint Mary's University

Polymetallic Ni-Co-As-Bi-Ag-U veins with co-precipitating bitumen at Copper Pass, southern Slave Province, Northwest Territories

2014

Nikolett Kovacs, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Carlin-style gold mineralization in the Yukon Territory, Canada: Venus zone, Einarson property

2013

Travis White, University of New Brunswick

The Early Devonian, Evandale Porphyry Cu-Mo-(Au) deposit, Southern New Brunswick: Petrologic, Geochemical, Geothermobarometric, and Geochronologic Characterization of the Host Rocks and its Origin

2012

Aaron Bustard, University of New Brunswick

Evaluation of the Controls on the Distribution of Scheelite and Wolframite within Mineralized Zones at the Sisson Brook W-Mo-Cu deposit, west-central New Brunswick: a Petrogenetic Analysis

2011

Erin Adlakha, Saint Mary’s University

Constraining hydrothermal and magmatic processes beneath the Merensky Reef and UG2 Chromitite, Bushveld Complex, RSA

2010

Sarah Gordon, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

The petrogenesis of calc-alkaline lamprophyres from Mali, West Africa

2009

Darren LeFort, Saint Mary's University

Fluid Inclusion Evidence for an Epithermal-Porphyry Cu-Au System, Quesnel Terran, British Columbia Canada

2008

April Coombs, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Provenance of Ophiolite to Arc Transition in the Peri-Laurentian realm, Central Newfoundland Appalachians

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Best Geophysical Presentation

2019

Alex Bugden, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Detailed seismostratigraphy and well log analysis of the Saglek Basin, offshore Labrador, using regional seismic reflection profiles and intersecting wells

2018

Jacob Newman, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Numerical and experimental observation of nonlinear responses from the interaction of two progressing waves at an interface

2017

Joey Pittman, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A geophysical characterization of a Bog in Gullbridge, Newfoundland

2016

Nickolas Lynch, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Geophysical detection of reducing springs: a new approach

2014

Andrew Blagdon, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A ground penetrating radar study of bogs and lakes in the Howley Basin, Newfoundland

2013

Taylor Campbell, Dalhousie University

Seismic Stratigraphy and Attribute Analysis of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic of the Penobscot Area, Offshore Nova Scotia

2012

Lianabel Selviz, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oil production enhancement strategy by using integrated simulation and well log data, Norne Field, Norway

2011

Andrea Christians, Saint Mary’s University

Re-examining Pleistocene tunnel valleys on the Scotian Shelf and their implications for slope sediment delivery

2010

Matthew Vaughan, Dalhousie University

High resolution seismic stratigraphy (GPR) of braided channel complexes in the Triassic Wolfville Formation — controls on reservoir heterogeneity

2009

Byron Kelly, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Offshore Correlation of the Transform Fault Zone Seperating Cyprus and Hellenic Arcs in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

2008

Nicole M. Peters, Dalhousie University

Seismic and Core Stratigraphy of a Glaciated Lake, Dartmouth NS

Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Environmental Geoscience Award

2019

Kayla Lawrence, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Examining CO2 sequestration potential and subsequent mineral carbonation in ultramafic rocks from the Baie Verte, NL area1

2018

Kazuhito Mizutani, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Effects of solid-to-solution ratio on copper (II) and zinc (II) adsorption onto natural sediment: an experimental and modeling study

2017

Fiona Henderson, Dalhousie University

Predicting zones and potential sampling methods for elevated metal concentrations in urban soils, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2016

Kirklyn Davidson, Acadia University

Spatiotemporal assessment of metal concentrations of pre-effluent estuarine sediments in a freshwater kraft pulp mill tailings pond using paleolimnological methods

2015

Kayla Lawrence, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Examining CO2 sequestration potential and subsequent mineral carbonation in ultramafic rocks from the Baie Verte, NL area

Challenge Bowl

2011

Ky Hughson and Mike Richards

University of New Brunswick

2010

Matthew Vaughan and Anne Belanger

Dalhousie University

2009

Leah Chiste and Alex Kaul

Acadia University