2022 project funding
The list of recently funded projects is now live on the 2022 grants page. We congratulate all recipients!
CGF board has approved new project funding
The board met on 09 June, and approved funding totaling CAD183,397 to 15 new projects! Thanks to everyone who submitted such strong applications this year. We are looking forward to learning about their progress, and to hear about ideas for new projects.
recently completed CGF-funded projects
Geoscience Education in Action (GEA, https://geoaction.wordpress.com/about/ ) is collaborating with various universities in Quebec to provide kits to schools and integrate geoscience into their teacher training programs.
The “Below BC” Geological Association, see https://bbcga.com/ , has continued to build their online offerings, including modules for online field experiences during COVID lockdowns.
The project “Learning Resources to connect Earth Sciences and Aboriginal Knowledge” at Simon Fraser University identified existing educational materials and developed new resources and activities to support teachers in connecting Earth science with Indigenous knowledge.
Deadline for new proposals is in a few days!
The complete listing of grants for 2020 is now available. Despite the pandemic we received strong applications and are supporting 12 new (and 2 multi-year) projects.
The complete listing of grants for 2019 is now available
2018 grant awards announced
The 2018 grant awards are now available on-line
2017 grant awards announced
At the recent board meeting held in conjunction with the GAC meeting in Kingston, 22 grants were approved, totalling $209,500
New publication supported by CGF
Palaeontographica Canadiana No. 35 is the first of three volumes supported by CGF Grant 15-5 ($15K total, $5K for each volume).
FURONGIAN (UPPER CAMBRIAN) TRILOBITES FROM THE MCKAY GROUP, BULL RIVER VALLEY, NEAR CRANBROOK, SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA. 2016. Brian D. E. Chatterton and Stacey Gibb, 275 p., 84 plates, 19 text-figures.
This volume describes upper Cambrian trilobites from a number of localities near Cranbrook in southeastern British Columbia. A total of 59 species in 31 genera are illustrated including 22 new species and 5 new genera. The trilobites, many preserved as articulated exoskeletons, are pictured in the 84 plates. In addition to taxonomic description, a number of biostratigraphic biozones are recognized. Comparisons to other faunas shows that these faunas are similar to faunas from South China and Korea, which suggests geographic proximity between that region and Laurentia during the late Cambrian.
A total of 21 grants were funded ($164,200) in 2016.