AGS Environmental Geoscience Award

Sponsored by: Atlantic Geoscience Society

Award value: $250

Award description: Awarded for the best project (talk or poster) involving a significant component of environmental geoscience. 

 

Science Atlantic Best Paper Award

Sponsored by: Science Atlantic

Award value: $600

Award description: Given for the best overall student paper on any geoscience topic presented orally at the annual AUGC. The award is judged primarily on the basis of the scientific quality of the topic, the amount of original work done by the student, and their understanding of the subject. Evaluation criteria include:

  • Abstract – Clear statement of problem, objectives, principal findings
  • Presentation – Clarity, visual aids, organization
  • Scientific merit – Experimental design, innovative approach, and interpretation of data
  • Understanding – Overall knowledge and response to questions

 

The Frank S. Shea Memorial Award in Economic Geology

Sponsored by: Mining Society of Nova Scotia

Award value: $500 for the winning student and $100 for the geoscience club that the student represents. 

Award description: Awarded to the student with the best presentation regarding an aspect of, or with implications for, economic or applied geology. If the winner of the Science Atlantic Best Paper Award gives an economic or applied geology presentation, then this award will go to the economic or applied geology presentation judged to be next best. 

 

The Imperial Oil Best Poster Award

Sponsored by: Imperial Oil

Award value: $500

Award description: Given to the student presenting the best overall student poster on any topic at the annual AUGC. The award is judged primarily on the basis of scientific quality of the topic, the amount of original work done by the student, and their understanding of the subject. Evaluation criteria include:

  • Abstract – Clear statement of problem, objectives, principal findings
  • Poster design – Clarity, organization, visual appeal
  • Scientific merit – Experimental design, innovative approach, and interpretation of data
  • Understanding – Overall knowledge and response to questions

 

The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics Award

Sponsored by: Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics

Award value: $500

Award description: Given to the student who presents the best overall geophysics paper at AUGC. Typically awarded for an oral presentation; however, poster presentations are also eligible. Geophysics is a diverse discipline with many different areas of study, and this award could be awarded to any student whose work falls under this broad category. 

 

The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Award

Sponsored by: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists 

Award value: $500

Award description: Awarded for the best presentation of a petroleum geology-related paper. If the winner of the Science Atlantic Best Paper Award gave a petroleum geology-based presentation, then this award will go to the petroleum geology-based paper judged to be next best.