Geoscience Mixer, Other Events
Get Year Rolling

University of Calgary
Student Contributor


It’s only October, and geology and geophysics students have already taken part in numerous events. On Oct. 13 the Rundle Group, for geology students, and the Geophysics Undergrad Student Society hosted the annual Geoscience Student Mixer.

This event was a big success. A lot of the credit goes to the APEGGA Student Liaison Committee, which helped out a lot.

The main purpose of the event was to give students a chance to mingle with professionals in their respective fields. A lot of professional geologists and geophysicists turned up, along with numerous geologists-in-training. Two professional societies were on hand, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Mix ’Em Up
Geoscience students mingle with professionals at the annual mixer — making valuable contacts while finding out more about what their professional futures hold.

There was plenty of yummy food, which was enjoyed by all. An ice-breaker questionnaire promoted the mingling of students and professionals. Later in the evening, questionnaires were turned in and draws were made for prizes donated by APEGGA, the CSPG and the CSEG. Prizes included geo-related books and tickets to luncheons.

Special thanks go out to everyone who helped make our event a big success!

Career Fair
The Science and Engineering Career Fair was held on Oct. 14 in Mac Hall at the U of C. There were about 30 different companies present, and science and engineering students found it beneficial to visit their various booths — some just to talk, but others to drop off resumés in hope of summer or full-time work.

A special thank you goes out to all the companies that took time to come out and participate. The students really appreciated it and benefitted greatly.

Rock On
The annual Rock for the Gallagher event was held Oct. 23, after deadline for this month’s PEGG. The event is put on by the two students’ societies and is held at the Den, which is our campus bar/restaurant. All proceeds go to help keeping the Gallagher Library of Geology and Geophysics open as long as we possibly can.

This event started last year due to the threat of our library being shut down. It was a big success and the library has remained open so far. We hope to raise a sufficient amount of money again this year. This event is also one of the most fun events of the year.

Students and staff were encouraged to come out dressed as rock stars, and last year we also had some surprise entertainment.

Hockey season is up and running and the geo team is on the move! So far we have had a few wins and a few losses. I will keep you updated.

The squash ladder has also begun, and it seems to keep growing.

Keep an eye out for upcoming sports news in future articles.

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