2020 Annual Spring Meeting

Monday February 17th to Tuesday February 18th, 2020
Johnson GEO Centre, Signal Hill

Johnson GEO Centre

The Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC NL) is pleased to announce that our next annual Spring Technical Meeting will take place on February 17th and 18th, 2020, at the Johnson GEO CENTRE.

For those of you who haven’t attended previous meetings, the Spring Technical Meeting is an opportunity for members of the geological community of NL and beyond to present their research in a relaxed, relatively informal setting. Students (both undergraduate and graduate) are especially encouraged to attend and present, and prizes for the best student presentations will be awarded.

This year’s meeting will include two sessions:

  1. A General Session open to presentations from all geoscience disciplines, whether based in NL or elsewhere.
  2. Tectonics and mineral potential of Proterozoic orogenic belts - a special session in recognition of the contributions of C.F. Gower to our understanding of the Precambrian geology of Labrador.

This session welcomes any contribution related to the study of orogenic belts, including but not limited to petrological, geochronological, geophysical, and structural studies. The session will highlight work related to Proterozoic orogens in Labrador and elsewhere in Canada, but studies of more recent and/or distant examples of orogenic systems are welcome.

The program also includes a public lecture (TBA) and a social evening where attendees can meet and discuss geoscience over food and drinks.

Please find a detailed abstract submission guidelines here. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and submitted in MS Word format if possible. Abstracts can be sent to Jared Butler jaredbutler@gov.nl.ca, and should be submitted by Friday, January 31st, 2020. Talks are welcome from anyone interested. If you have any questions, please contact me or Facebook page for updates as our plans develop.

Registration for the meeting will be $50 for professionals, and students can register for free. To register, please contact Jared Butler jaredbutler@gov.nl.ca using the this registration form with your name, contact information and whether you plan to attend lunches on either day (cost of lunches are $10 each, with proceeds going to the Alexander Murray Geology Club). Payments can be sent to Jared Butler (address in registration form) 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 with cash you may do so on site at the registration desk. However, please send us the registration form (attached) so we are prepared.

Please feel free to post this poster in your workplace or forward to those who you think may be interested.

Jared Butler
GAC NL Branch Technical Program Chair