BY AFSHAN KABA
University of Calgary
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
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!
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
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.
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
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