Happy Spring! Calling all volunteers! I have been sitting on the CSEG Foundation Board for a number of years as the Communications Director, and have always been impressed with the dedication and professionalism of our volunteer base. Without all of you, we couldn’t facilitate our programs. Our volunteers solicit for funds and grant scholarships, work with university students and the public, advocate on behalf of the geosciences to government, and create opportunities to raise funds for the Foundation through our society’s social committees. We do need help though. Our biggest portfolio is the Outreach Committee, which oversees everything from university/school outreach programs, mentorship programs, GIFT, the Junior Geophysicist Forum and Emerging Professionals Program, and the Challenge Bowl. We can only run programs if we have volunteers, so if any of those outreach or Foundation activities interest you, please reach out… we would love to have you! Laurie Weston (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the current CSEGF Chair and Alyssa Middleton (email@example.com) is our CSEGF staff liaison and either would love to talk volunteerism with you.
Brian Schulte is currently working on his MBA with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University where he hopes to get a MBA in Business Analytics. He is also working with Tesseral Technologies as a Vice President and is working with David Gray and Renjun Wen on a paper for the CSEG RECORDER which is a mixture of an evangelical and technical paper for predictive modeling.
Fellows of Geoscientists Canada
The Geoscientists Canada Fellowship (geoscientistscanada.ca) honours individuals who have given noteworthy service to the geoscience profession. Each year it honours those individuals who have contributed significantly to the profession, by election of Fellows of Geoscientists Canada.
Congratulations to Annette Milbradt for achieving this recognition for 2023!
Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI)
Congratulations to OptiSeis Solutions Ltd. and Andrea Crook for winning the HETI Energy Ventures Pitch Competition at CERAWeek! Andrea is the honoree of the upcoming CSEG Symposium.
GeoConvention 2023 will be held from May 15-17, 2023 and is back in-person at the Telus Convention in Calgary to showcase your colleagues’ work and allow for knowledge-sharing with a broad audience of earth science and energy professionals in a variety of in-person events and speakers.
The Calgary GeoScience Data Managers Society would love for you to check them out. Membership in the society is FREE, and comes with access to FREE professional talks ranging from data science to professional coaching to seismic acquisition to seismic processing 101 to emerging technologies and more. Past presentations are available on thewww.CGDMS.cawebsite.
Save the Date! The Doodlebug will be happening on August 25-26th at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course and the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Sponsorship opportunities are available.