2019 Annual Spring Meeting

Monday February 18th to Tuesday February 19th, 2019
Johnson GEO Centre, Signal Hill

Johnson GEO Centre

The Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the Geological Association of Canada is pleased to announce that our annual Spring Technical Meeting will take place on Monday February 18th and Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at the Johnson GEO Centre on Signal Hill.

Meeting Theme

This year we are planning to group presentations into four broad themes, which will showcase as much of the interesting and varied research going on in the province as possible, whether based in Newfoundland and Labrador or involving work carried out further afield:

  • Solid Earth: Covering all aspects solid earth geoscience research, including geophysics, igneous and metamorphic geology, sedimentology and crustal tectonics
  • Environmental Challenges: Including studies on climate change and the past evolution of the earth’s climate, how the ecosystem responds to environmental change and how we can better utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts
  • Economic Resources: All aspects of economic geology and geoscience, particularly studies into the mineral and petroleum resources of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Geoscience and Society: Investigating how geoscience and society interact, with a special focus aspects of Geoheritage, Geotourism and Geohazard Management in Newfoundland and Labrador

The GAC NL Annual Technical Meeting provides a great opportunity for you to present your research in a relaxed and informal environment, and we encourage presentations from all parts of our geoscience community, whether you are just starting out on your geological journey or you have many years of experience and knowledge you would like to share with future generations.

If you are interested in presenting please contact James Conliffe

Other Events

Lunches will be available on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th at the GEO CENTRE, and will be catered through the Alexander Murray Geology Club. The cost will be modest ($10) and will support the ongoing activities of the club. However, numbers are limited to 60 people each day due to logistical constraints.

We are also planning a social evening, giving everyone the chance to relax and let their hair down. Check this website for updates as our plans develop.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can be sent to James Conliffe and the abstract submission deadline is the 1st of February, 2019. As always talks are welcome from anyone who is interested, including students, academics, government and industry. For additional information and questions contact the GAC NL Branch Technical Program Chair James Conliffe.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and submitted in MS Word format if possible. Please do not include multiple font styles, sizes, bullets or numbered lists. If we receive abstracts that require extensive editing, we will ask you to resubmit them.


Registration for the meeting will be $50 for professionals, and students can register for free. To register please contact the GAC NL Branch Technical Program Chair James Conliffe with your name, contact information and whether you plan to attend lunches on either day.

Payments can be made to Annie Parrell or at the GAC main office in Memorial University (attention of Eleanor Penney). Cheques should be made payable to “GAC Newfoundland”. If you would prefer to pay cash you may do so on site at the registration desk. However, please send us the registration form so we are prepared.