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Western University

History of Geoscience in Canada

A GAC-MAC session co-sponsored by the Paleontology Division.

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History of Geoscience in Canada
History of Geoscience in Canada

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2021, 9:00 a.m. EDT – Nov 05, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada

About the Event

The Geosciences in Canada have long been a major part of the Geosciences internationally and a leading component of our nation’s scientific community. As early as 1913 Canada hosted an International Geological Congress (President Frank Adams) and our Geological Surveys predate Confederation (William Logan). Geoscience has been vital to Canada’s economic development (the Klondike Gold Rush), our understanding of biological evolution (the Burgess Shale Biota and the early land vertebrates from Joggins), and the globe’s tectonics (the Newfoundland Atlantic Sandwich). Geoscientists from around the world (Charles Lyell, Peter Kropotkin, Simon Conway Morris) have been coming to Canada both to learn from our rocks and our scientists (the Dawsons – John William and George Mercer, A.P. Coleman, Tuzo Wilson).

Abstracts are due July 21. Learn more here.

Learn more about GAC-MAC 2021 here.

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