Mount Meager Research Opportunities: Oct 13 in Vancouver

As a researcher or industry professional who has worked on or has a particular interest in Mount Meager volcano and/or geothermal systems, The Vancouver Volcanology Studies Group and Geothermal Canada invite you to participate in a symposium entitled: Mount Meager Research Opportunities, being held on October 13th from 8:30 am to 5 pm in SFU’s Harbour Centre campus,  downtown Vancouver. For those of you who cannot make the trip down, we will be setting up a web conferencing solution and doing our best to accommodate you from afar! 


 The main objective of this day is:

1) Bring the community up to speed on the latest/ongoing work being done at Mount Meager both in terms of geothermal exploration and research into hazard assessment and volcanological history. 

2) Brainstorm collaborations going forward, including projects that could make use of access to the deep wells on the Meager geothermal lease (currently owned by Polaris Infrastructure  & managed by Aenergy Capital).


 The format of the day will broadly consist of:

Morning talks (with coffee and light breakfast) aimed at setting the scene and providing context for the day’s discussions, followed by lunch and networking session around noon (possibly at Steamworks, TBD), followed by afternoon talks on topics related to ongoing Meager research, and finally, the day will end with a coffee break and brainstorming session for collaborative research work going forward. 

Afternoon talk slots are set at 15 mins. If you would like to present something in the afternoon, please let Glyn or Nathalie or Cathie know.

To help plan catering needs, Please RSVP by October 8th to Nathalie Vigouroux: vigourouxcaillibotn@douglascollege.ca 

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones (Professor & Co-Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at Simon Fraser University; glynwj@sfu.ca)

Dr. Cathie Hickson (President, TuyaTerra Geo Corp. and President, Geothermal Canada; ttgeo@telus.net)

Dr. Nathalie Vigouroux (Instructor Douglas College and Adjunct, Simon Fraser University; nathalie.vigouroux@gmail.com )

Geothermal Canada Honours Three Geothermal Pioneers

Geothermal Canada Honours Three Geothermal Pioneers

June 19, 2018 marked a special day in Vancouver for Geothermal Canada members and those interested in geothermal energy in Canada. The Association, founded in 1974, chose to honour two founding and one long-time member of the Canadian geothermal community by granting them honourary lifetime memberships in the rebranded association, Geothermal Canada, that they helped found more than 40 years ago.

Yellowknife Geosciences Forum - Nov 20-22, 2018

The 46th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum will be held in Yellowknife, NWT from Tues Nov. 20 - Thurs Nov. 22, 2018. Of the several sessions covering a range of topics, including the Energy in Canada's North sessions, which is co-chaired by Kathryn Fiess, Manager, Petroleum Geosciences, Northwest Territories Geological Survey and David Mahon, Manager Energy Projects –Infrastructure. 

BC Royalties Proposal- Comments Requested

British Columbia’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (EMPR) is considering the development of a royalty regulation under the Geothermal Resources Act.  At this time EMPR would like to obtain input from the geothermal industry and interested parties on the proposed royalty framework and regulation. The attached paper outlines the proposed royalty policy p; if you have comments or input you would like to be considered by EMPR please submit your comments by July 15th, 2018.  If you have questions regarding the attached proposal, or would like to discuss the proposal please contact the Ministry of EMPR. 

Email: GeothermalTitles@gov.bc.ca

March 12, 2018 Newsletter

Geothermal Canada has just launched the first newsletter! This issue includes upcoming events like Resources for Future Generations (RFG) 2018 which Geothermal Canada directors will be presenting at, announcements such as Calls for Abstracts and Calls for Session Proposals, and Geothermal Canada updates.

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