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Atlantic Universities Geological Conference

2022 Award Winners

The 72nd Atlantic Universities Geological Conference (AUGC) was held October 27 to 29, 2022, at Acadia University

Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic Best Paper Award

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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

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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

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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

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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 Geophysicists (CSEG) Award

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Megan MacDonald

Dalhousie University

Machine-learning Focal Mechanism Inversion for Hydraulic Fracking-induced Earthquakes

Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Environmental Geoscience Award

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Julianna Whelan

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Methane Flux, Source, and Lipid Biomarkers of Serpentinite-hosted Groundwater Springs at Contrasting Sites of Terrestrial Serpentinization