Geophysical Industry Field Trip

2020 Geophysical Industry Field Trip (GIFT)

2017 Geophysical Industry Field Trip (GIFT)

What is it: The Geophysical Industry Field Trip (GIFT) brings 40 geoscience students from across Canada to Alberta for a 3.5-day crash course in industry geophysics. It includes:

  • A live demo of modern seismic acquisition equipment
  • An industry software training session
  • Workshops on seismic processing and interpretation
  • A guided geological hike in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

When: May 27th – 30th
Where: Calgary, AB and an out of town location
Cost: $195 per student (includes all meals for 3 days, and transportation / accommodation out of town)



Travel grants are available from the CSEG Foundation and can be found on Apply as early as possible for this grant. Note that grants are also likely available from your university faculty.

Any company or individual interested in sponsoring or providing a venue for this student event, please fill out the form(s) below and email to Cody Good ( or Mathieu Boudreau ( 

GIFT Sponsorship Opportunities | GIFT Venue Host Application

Please contact Cody Good or Mathieu Boudreau if you have any questions about the field trip or sponsorship.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

2018 Geophysical Industry Field Trip Sponsors