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AGCC 2018 – first circular and draft program released
The AusIMM Geoscience Society is one of the member societies of the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) which organised and hosted the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane in 2012. The 35th IGC was held in Cape Town in South Africa in 2016 and similar conferences are planned to continue at four-year intervals. A new conference, the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018) is planned for Adelaide in 2018, midway between the international IGC conventions, to Read More
Earth Science Week 2017: 8-14 October
Here is a selection of events and activities that are taking place during Earth Science Week 2017: Reboot of AGC's photographic census of Australian geology - snap a picture of a rock near you and share via #OzRockStocktake on Twitter and/or Facebook. In Canberra, join an adult's only tour of Geoscience Australia's Education Centre, or take a tour of the National Mineral and Fossil Collection the week after Earth Science Week. And there's always the Earth Science quiz! Perth's Read More
34th IGC Travel Grant Scheme
The AGC/AAS Travel Grant Scheme is now open for applications for 2018. The deadline is 31 October. Information can be found on the AGC website, including a link to an online application form for this year. Visit http://www.agc.org.au/index.php/grants/154-igcfund.   Read More
Notes from the AusIMM Geoscience Society Chair
Hello fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society members, This issue of our newsletter delivers a range of articles from the first half of the year, including the official launch of the Exploring Earth and Environmental Science textbook, conference reports from the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending, Gold 17 and the 40th Sydney Basin Symposium, and an update on the development of big issues and ideas for the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018). In other news, the Read More
Sixth Australian University Geoscience Educators Network (AUGEN) Conference
5-6 August 2017, University of Sydney The most compelling aspect of this conference was the enthusiasm (often passion) and positivity exhibited by the presenters, complemented by the strong interest and encouragement of the audience (approximately 70-80 participants). There were 22 oral presentations and three poster/interactive demonstrations. The major themes providing the architecture for the conference were: creating opportunities for work-integrated learning (WIL) in Earth Read More
Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending recap
The Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WSCB8) was presented by AusIMM and CSIRO in Perth in May. It was a very successful conference and the dinner was a landmark occasion, announcing the eighth winner of the Pierre Gy award. Prof Richard Minnitt FAusIMM was awarded the Pierre Gy Sampling Gold Medal at the conference for Excellence in Teaching and Application of the Theory of Sampling. Prof Minnitt is the JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at the University of Read More