BY AFSHAN KABA
University of Calgary
It’s that time again. Classes have just started and
already the work is piling up. Yes, the feeling of doom mixed
excitement is here, as the Department of Geology and Geophysics
begins another year of classes.
The new executives of both the Rundle Group, for geology students,
and the Geophysics Undergrad Student Society are trying to
get the year-opener events underway, while balancing already
A lot of students have returned from various field schools.
This year I was part of the only geophysics field school we
have, and it was held at three locations.
We spent one week at the Castle Mountain Ski Resort in Southern
Alberta doing some seismic work along the Lewis Thrust Fault.
We also did some work at the ski lodge trying to locate the
nearby water table.
The Bush People
students conduct seismic work on the Lewis Thrust Fault,
over the summer.
We spent a couple days up in Kananaskis doing some electromagnetic
work. And we did some archaeological geophysics at Fish Creek
Park, using ground-penetrating radar.
Students learned a lot from all three sections and especially
liked being away for a week at Castle Mountain.
This was the first year in a long time that the geophysics
field school was held in a camp-like setting. Previous years
featured day trips, mainly to Kananaskis.
Students were welcomed back from all field schools to a “back
from the bush” attitude adjustment party, held Sept.
15. This was our first social event of the school year, and
students and staff look forward to many more to come!