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AUGC Award Winners

The 72nd Atlantic Universities Geological Conference (AUGC)
October 27 to 29, 2022, hosted by Acadia University

Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic
Best Paper Award

Claire Gullison

University of New Brunswick

Microplastic in beach sediment from Marys Point, Shepody National Wildlife Area, southeast New Brunswick 

Imperial Oil Best Poster Award

Leila Rashid

Saint Mary's University

Documenting recent human influences using remote sensing techniques on the Tekes River alluvial fan, Xinjiang, China

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Award

Nikita Lakhanpal

Saint Mary's University

Survey of porewater geochemistry within deep marine hydrocarbon seep sediments of the Scotian Slope, Canada 

The Frank S. Shea
Memorial Award in Economic Geology

Taylor Mugford

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mineralogy of the Boundary Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) deposit of the Tally Pond group, Victoria Lake Supergroup, Newfoundland Appalachians 

The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics Award

Megan MacDonald

Dalhousie University

Machine-learning focal mechanism inversion for hydraulic fracking-induced earthquake  

Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Environmental Geoscience Award


Julianna Whelan

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Methane flux, source, and lipid biomarkers of serpentinite-hosted groundwater springs at contrasting sites of terrestrial serpentinization 

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