About Halifax 2022

Halifax 2022 is a joint meeting of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC), the International Association of Hydrogeologists – Canadian National Committee (IAH-CNC), and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). The hosting society is the Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS). Several other groups will also be providing content and coordinating with Halifax 2022.

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Other Information:

For general enquiries contact (halifaxgeoscience2022@gmail.com) or members of the organizing committee:

Local Organizing Committee

CommitteeChairOther members
General ChairSandra Barr 
MAC Vice/Co-chairRob Raeside 
CSPG representativeCarla Skinner 
IAH RepresentativesGavin Kennedy, Barret Kurylyk
General SecretaryLynn Dafoe  
FinanceNikole Bingham-Koslowski
Accommodations/TransportationErin AdlakhaLexie Arnott (Dalhousie)
ExhibitsJacob HanleyRandy Corney
Field TripsAmy Tizzard Jason Loxton, John Waldron
FundraisingDave LoweTaylor Campbell, Geoff Baldwin, Lilian Navarro, Mike Power
OutreachLouise LeslieAnn Timmermans, Tracy Webb, Alicia Hennessey, Denise Brushett
PublicationsDenise Brushett Peter Horne, Mitch Maracle
Publicity/websiteDonnelly ArchibaldKathleen Gould (social media), Sheree Armistead, Deanne van Rooyen (website), Kirsty Malay, Shae Nickerson
Abstracts and RegistrationDawn Kellett Alex Plourde, Deanne van Rooyen, Shawna White
Short CoursesDeanne van Rooyen 
Special Events/Social EventsLexie Arnott Bob Ryan
Technical ProgramJim Walker
Jim Walker, Carla Skinner, Barret Kurylyk, Louise Leslie, Donnelly Archibald, Deanne van Rooyen
Technical ServicesJohn GosseMitchell Kerr, Deanne van Rooyen
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion,
Early Career Events
Ricardo Silva, Dawn Kellett Carla Skinner, Ryan Threndyle, Nicole Leroux
AGS LiaisonIan Spooner 
CCUEN RepresentativeAlysha Griffen 
Safety OfficerMorgan Snyder 
Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons