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2013 CSEG Membership Forms
Thank you for your interest in our Society. The CSEG was established in 1949, and today hosts approximately 1,800 members. An estimated 60% of our members are geophysicists actively involved in hydrocarbon exploration. Others are academics, geologists, technical specialists, field specialists and other interested industry personnel.
The objective of the Society is to promote the science of geophysics, especially as it applies to exploration, and to promote fellowship and co-operation among those persons interested in geophysical prospecting.
The CSEG is associated, as a local section, with the SEG -- Society of Exploration Geophysicists -- headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A majority of our professional members are active members in the SEG and also some CSEG members are members of the EAGE -- European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. A majority of our professional members are also registered with APEGGA -- the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta -- which is the licensing body for our profession in Alberta.
Activities of the CSEG are primarily directed toward the exchange of technical information. Each year the society holds 10 luncheon meetings, with invited speakers, with attendance between 400 and 500, and a three day technical convention, generally held in May, with attendance of around 2,500. Attendance at these functions earns points towards APEGGA's Continuing Competency and Professional Career Development. The CSEG also acts to provide feedback on technical matters to various government agencies.
Other activities in addition to the technical aspect, are directed toward social interaction between members. The Society has various committees that arrange activities such as curling, golf, tennis and skiing for the membership.
Volunteering to assist in the operation of the CSEG and it's various functions is a fulfilling and enjoyable way of meeting many of the CSEG members. There are many committees with which you could provide valuable assistance. There are the Annual Joint Convention, Technical Luncheon, RECORDER, Journal, Doodlebug Golf, T-wave Golf, DoodleSpiel, and Doodletrain committees, just to mention a few.
In summary, the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a well supported, dynamic organization providing facility for fellowship and exchange of technical information to its members.
Classes of Membership
Membership in the Society shall consist of Honorary Members, Active Members, Student Members and Corporate Members.
Honorary Membership may be granted by the Executive Committee to any person who in the unanimous opinion of the Committee on Honors and Awards and the Executive Committee is considered worthy of such honor by reason of unusual service to the Society or outstanding work in the field of geophysics. Honorary members shall be elected for life and shall enjoy all privileges of the Society. They shall be eligible to hold any office, to vote on all matters submitted to the membership, and to petition the Executive Committee on any matter.
Active Membership may be granted to any person engaged or interested in the geophysical profession.
Student Membership may be granted to any Student having an active interest in supporting the objectives of the Society. Student members shall enjoy all privileges of the Society except that they shall not hold office, nor shall they endorse applications for any class of membership, nor vote on any matters.
Election to Membership
An applicant for election to Active membership shall submit to the Society an application together with dues for one year. The application shall be endorsed by three Active or Honorary Members of the Society in good standing who are personally acquainted with the applicant. All applications for membership in the Society must be approved by a majority of the Executive Committee. When an applicant has been approved, they shall be notified in writing by the Secretary. The successful applicant shall receive all available issues of the CSEG Recorder for the year in which initial payment of dues are made.
The names of all new members shall be published in the next issue of the CSEG Recorder following approval of their applications by the Executive Committee.
The Executive committee may waive the requirement of references from members of the society for Geographical or other reasons, if the applicant is otherwise eligible and furnishes other satisfactory references. Active and Associate Members of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers may apply for membership in the Society and the requirement of endorsement by three sponsors shall be waived.