October 19-22, 2023

The Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference 2023


Welcome to the 73rd Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference at Memorial University October 19-21

The Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) is the oldest geology conference in Canada, with the exception of the Geologic Association of Canada. Every year the AUGC hosts a conference where undergraduate students have the opportunity to present their current work, learn about local geology, meet members of the Atlantic geologic community and enjoy the company of like-minded students.


Event Program

AUGC Constitution and Prizes

Attached here is the AUGC constitution. This document details important information on the conference that may be helpful.

Article III lists Acadia, Memorial, Dalhousie, St. FX, UNB, and St. Mary's University as AUGC Member institutions

Article V states that the host society (mainland) will sponsor 6 delegates from Memorial University and 3 delegates from the other mainland Article III institutions. This sponsorship is in the form of subsidized meals, accommodations, and transportation to and from the conference. The individual institutions (i.e., NOT the host) are responsible for booking transportation etc. and will be reimbursed after submitting an expense claim with the host University. When Memorial University is the host they will sponsor 3 delegates from each of the mainland Article III members. The maximum amount for this sponsorship will be calculated based on the cost of transportation, accommodation, registration, and meals for 3 attendees. Each mainland society can spend up to that amount, and will be reimbursed upon providing receipts to the host society. Each mainland society also commits to sponsoring 3 attendees from their institution for conferences hosted at Memorial University.

Appendix A lists information on prizes and awards presented at AUGC. These awards consist of a monetary prize and often a plaque that will reside at the student's university until the 2023 AUGC. The named awards are:

The Science Atlantic Best Paper Award given for the best overall student paper on any geoscience topic ($600)

Imperial Oil Best Poster Award given to a student presenting the best overall poster on any topic ($250)

Canadian Energy Geoscience Association Award (Formerly the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Award) given to the best petroleum geology-related paper ($500)

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Award given to the student who presents the best overall geophysics-related presentation or poster ($600)

Frank S. Shea Memorial Award in Economic or Applied Geology for the best economic or applied geology presentation ($500)

Atlantic Geoscience Society Environmental Geoscience Award for best talk or poster involving environmental geoscience ($250)

AUGC Constitution

Talks & Posters

Poster Guidelines

  • Poster boards are 44.5” x 90”, so anything smaller is acceptable. Academic posters are often 36" x 48".
  • Posters will be displayed on poster boards and can be set up after 8:00 AM on Saturday October 21
  • Posters will be judged by volunteers from industry and academia

Presentation Guidelines

  • Talks are 15 minutes. There will be an additional 5 minutes for questions and time for changeover to the next speaker (i.e., 20 minute slots)
  • Presentations will be judged by volunteers from industry and academia


Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum - Newfoundland and Labrador Branch

Altius Minerals




New Found Gold Corp.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada




Imperial Oil

Peter Price

Canadian Geological Foundation

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists



Atlantic Geoscience Society

Latitude Uranium

Atlas Salt Inc.

Vulcan Minerals Inc.

Government of Nova Scotia - Geological Survey

NL Prospectors Association

Deakin Industries

Coleman's Market

Ground Truth Exploration

Geological Association of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Section



Memorial University of Newfoundland

9, Arctic Avenue St. John's, NL Canada, A1B 3X5

Registration period

September 11, 2023 - 12:00 AM until October 21, 2023 - 11:30 PM

Submission period

September 11, 2023 - 12:00 AM until October 13, 2023 - 11:30 PM

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact moneill21@mun.ca .

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