EGS Supports ATLAS

The Edmonton Geological Society supports ATLAS, the graduate student society of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.ca. ATLAS has a weekly Friday noon hour talk series. All are invited to attend. Schedule of talks.

EGS' Latest Publication

John Allan: The Founding of Alberta’s Energy Industries

by Willem Langenberg and Dave Cruden

This book is a must for everyone interested in the history of the discovery and development of Alberta's geological resources and the roots of Alberta's vibrant geoscience community.

Dr. John Andrew Allan (1884-1955) played a foundational role in the discovery and development of Alberta's geological resources. He was the first Chairman of the Department of Geology and Engineering at the University of Alberta, first Director of the Alberta Geological Survey, founding member of the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta (now Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists (now CSPG). He was instrumental in documenting and reporting on many aspects of the geology of Alberta, and through his research and mentoring inspired generations of geoscientists and engineers to help shape the future of this province.

The main body of this book consists of 82 archival photographs (selected from more than 7000) taken by or of John Allan. They allow us to get glimpses of John Allan’s roots and relations, his work at the University of Alberta and in the field at various locations in Alberta and British Columbia. The book pays tribute to John Allan, the educator, scientist, explorer, colleague, friend, husband, and father. At the same time it portrays some of Alberta's fascinating geology and beautiful scenery, as well as its richness in geological resources, the formation and distribution of which John Allan set out to explore, understand, and document throughout his career.

The book can be purchased from the Edmonton Geological Society for $20/copy. Bulk order discounts and wholesale pricing are available upon request. The book will also be available at various Edmonton bookstores in the near future.

To order, or for more information, contact the EGS publications manager.

A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles in the Edmonton Area

This easy-to-use, accordion-folded, weather-resistant field guide is illustrated with full-colour, high-quality images and brief descriptions of locally-found pebbles characteristic of the Edmonton area and Alberta Plains region. The short text provides general information on rock-forming processes and the classification of rocks and tells the story of how pebbles are shaped through weathering, erosion, and transport.

Aimed at amateur geo-enthusiasts of all ages, this 11-panel, pocket-sized (9”x4.5”) field guide is an ideal companion for anyone wanting to explore the river valley and ravines and find out more about pebbles. It also can serve as a useful resource for educators teaching earth science curriculum units in schools.

The production of this guide was made possible through financial support from the Canadian Geological Foundation and CVEdGeo.

The field guide can be purchased from the Edmonton Geological Society at a cost of $7.50/copy.

It is also available at Audreys Books on Jasper Avenue, The Science Shop in Southgate Mall , and Ghossein Rocks and Fossils in West Edmonton Mall.

To order, or for more information, contact the EGS publications manager Matthias Grobe:

Phone: (780) 427-2843
Email: egs.publications@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Virtual Book Launch for "The Scenic Geology of Alberta: Roadside Touring and Hiking Guide" by Dale Leckie

CALGARY virtual book launch for "The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Touring and Hiking Guide",  hosted by Shelf Life Books, is on May 25, 7 PM.  @shelflifeyyc  Register with Eventbrite.  Calgary, May 25  http://ow.ly/IBaF50Ey1rX 

 EDMONTON virtual book launch for "The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Touring and Hiking Guide",  hosted by Audrey’s Books, is on May 27, 7 PM. @shelflifeyyc  Register with Eventbrite. Edmonton, May 27  http://ow.ly/du8z50EEPwD

Recent Events

Geology-Themed Holidays Crafts at the UofA Museum

When: December 7th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

details:Geology-Themed Holiday Crafts at the UofA Museum

Mill Creek Ravine Walking Tour

Where: Mill Creek Ravine

When: September 28th, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

details:Mill Creek Ravine Walking Tour

Gold Panning Picnic

Where:Emily Murphy Park

When: September 15th, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

details:Gold Panning Picnic

EGS Annual General Meeting 2019

Where: Kelly's Saloon, Fort Edmonton Park

When: April 27th, 6:00 PM  to 11:30PM

details:EGS Annual General Meeting 2019

ATLAS Symposium

Where: University of Alberta

When: March 10-11

details:ATLAS Symposium

Explore the world of extinct isotopes in terrestrial rocks

with Dr. Hanika Rizo

Where: University of Alberta, Faculty Club, Saskatchewan Room

When: Friday, March 15, 7pm - talk is at 7:30pm

details: Explore the world of extinct isotopes in terrestrial rocks with Dr. Hanika Rizo

Evening at the Museum – Royal Alberta Museum

When: 28 Feb 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Royal Alberta Museum

details: Meetings and events

EGS Afternoon at the Museum – University of Alberta

When: 09 Dec 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Basement of Earth Science Building, UofA campus

Urban Geology Tour of Downtown Edmonton

When: 24 Jun 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Meet at Frank Oliver Park, Hotel Macdonald

EGS 2018 AGM and Pub Talk

When: Saturday, April 28, 6 pm - 11:30 pm
Where: Clerks' Quarters, Fort Edmonton Park
Talk: An Albertan New Years’ Day Icebreaker – Analysis of Cryoseismic Events at Central Alberta Lakes on January 1-2, 2018 by Laurence Andriashek


Keynote speaker: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University
Public Lecture: Paleoclimatology: Is What's Past, Prologue?
When: Friday, April 6: 5-6 pm
Where: U of A, Earth Sciences Building 3-27

Grace Anne Stewart Speaker Series: Understanding Variability in Glacier Behaviour in a Changing Climate

by Ellyn Enderlin
When: March 31, 2017, Noon
Where: 3-36 Tory Building, U of A


Koko Warner, United Nations Climate Secretariat
When: April 6 & 7, 2017

Where: University of Alberta

CSPG Western University Lecture Tour: What does a Geologist working in the oil sands do?

by Nadine Pearson, P. Geo,  Chevron Canada Resources
When: March 24, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: 3-36 Tory Building, U of A
Free pizza and pop


Continental Drift philatelic exhibit

by Jim Taylor, P. Geol.
When: March 25-26, 2017
Where: Central Lions Recreation Centre, 113 St & 111 Ave

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