August 18-21, 2024

Canadian Quaternary Association and Canadian Geomorphology Research Group Biennial Meeting 2024

Welcome to the CANQUA-CGRG Biennial Meeting!

We are excited to invite you to join us for the CANQUA-CGRG Biennial Meeting at the University of Regina in 2024!

It has been almost four years since we last met as group and with that in mind we have strived for an exciting conference with several keynote presentations and a diversity of topics that matches our membership. We will have theme session in areas of Quaternary mapping, paleoecology, geoarchaeology, dating methods, all capturing our common interest in understanding the past 2.6 million years.

As of November 1, we have put out a call for special sessions that you will see on the website and hope you will consider organizing or contributing to a session. Ultimately the meeting is ours to build and the topics covered will reflect our collected efforts.

We hope to see you in Regina!

Keynote Speakers

Don't miss these presentations, more information here

  • Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

    Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

    Lakehead University

    Jessica Metcalfe has an MA in Biological Anthropology and a PhD in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently an assistant professor of Anthropology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her research focuses on using biogeochemical methods to reconstruct large mammal diets, migration, and human-environment interactions. As a settler anthropologist, she believes she has a responsibility to contribute to restorative justice for Indigenous people in Canada. Her work with Tsattine knowledge-keeper Victoria Wanihadie on the SSHRC-funded ‘Dene Bison Hunting and Migrations project is a first step in that direction.

  • David Sauchyn

    David Sauchyn

    University of Regina

    Dave Sauchyn is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the U of R and Director of the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative. His research interests are variability in prairie hydroclimate over the Common Era, and planned adaption to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change. Dave has given more than 500 invited talks on aspects of climate variability and change. He can trace his prairie roots back to the 1910s when his grandparents arrived from eastern Canada and from Ukraine.

  • Sophie Norris

    Sophie Norris

    University of Victoria

    Dr. Sophie Norris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. She received her PhD from the University of Alberta and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University. Her research combines geochronological and geomorphic techniques to reconstruct past global climate change and how this affected the timing and nature of ice dynamics in polar regions over the Quaternary period. Most recently, her research has been focused on Western Canada, reconstructing the response of the Laurentide Ice Sheet to rapid warming during the last deglaciation and the impacts the ice sheet had on the landscape and wider climate system.

  • Tyler Murchie

    Tyler Murchie

    Hakai Institute

    Tyler J. Murchie is a palaeogenomics research scientist at the Hakai Institute in British Columbia studying palaeoecology in northwestern North America during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Other ongoing research efforts of his are focused on ancient environmental DNA from the Canadian high arctic, and southern Ontario, with previous research in Mediterranean archaeology, the northern Canadian plains, and subarctic Yukon. Tyler completed his doctorate and post-doctoral research at McMaster University, along with master's and bachelor's degrees in archaeological science at the University of Calgary.

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We are grateful to our sponsors who made this conference possible.

  • Canadian Quaternary Association
  • Canadian Geomorphology Research Group


University of Regina

3737, Wascana Parkway Regina, SK Canada, S4S 0A2

Registration period

January 8, 2024 - 12:44 until April 30, 2024 - 21:00

Submission period

January 1, 2024 - 12:44 until April 1, 2024 - 21:00

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