Canadian Geological Foundation

November 24, 2014

Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club

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The Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club received $25,000 from CGF (Grant 13-3) to refurbish displays at their Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum. Images of this successful project follow.
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June 17, 2013

Display Case funded by CGF

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The “Petit Musée de minéralogie de  l’UQAC” has reported that the $8000 grant provided to them in 2011 has resulted in the installation of new display cases for their mineralogical displays. They are presently preparing material to display which should be ready sometime this fall, so please visit if you are in Chicoutimi.

June 12, 2013

2013 Grants awarded

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A total of $221,514 was allocated as grants to 22 projects at the Annual General Meeting of the Foundation

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March 26, 2013

Mining Matters Aboriginal Education and Outreach Programs

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Mining Matters was approved June 2012 for annual funding of $20,000 for the years of 2012 and 2013 in support of Aboriginal Education and Outreach Programs, (formerly named Aboriginal Youth Outreach Summer Camp Program). The Aboriginal Education and Outreach Program was developed to engage youth in Earth’s sciences, providing them with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and career information to equip them for the future.
The Aboriginal Education and Outreach Program has four components:
- Mining Rocks Earth Science Camps
- Professional development workshops for teachers in Aboriginal communities
- In-class presentations for students
- Public outreach during community events, career fairs and the Canadian Aboriginal Festival
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October 9, 2012

GAC 2012 Outreach

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Teachers at workshop

CGF provided support to the St. John’s 2012 GAC-MAC Local Organizing Committee for the planning and delivery of the EdGEO Teacher Workshop and Field Trip held May 25-26, 2012 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This two day activity-based program was attended by 38 local teachers and more than a dozen experienced geoscience facilitators. The Newfoundland and Labrador curriculum-linked workshops provided a unique opportunity for educators to discover teaching strategies and tools to make Earth Science topics relevant, engaging and fun! (more…)

June 1, 2012

Coal Age Galapagos book published

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A 2008 CGF grant provided John Calder with the critical seed money to proceed with his book on the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia. The book was published in April 2012.
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Aboriginal Youth Outreach camps

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CGF has provided support to “Mining Matters” Aboriginal Youth Outreach program through a grant in 2011, and a multi-year grant in 2012. This innovative program consists of Aboriginal Youth Outreach Camps that introduce Aboriginal youth to practical geological and mineral exploration activities, including prospecting, claim staking, and mapping, as well as the use of GPS technology and environmental geochemistry.
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2012 Grants

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At the 2012 Annual General Meeting, the directors of CGF approved the award of a total of $149,339 in grants to 12 organizations,
Full grant list

May 31, 2011

2011 Grants awarded

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At the 2011 Annual General Meeting, the directors of CGF approved the award of a total of $206,672 in grants to 22 organizations, the highest amount in the Foundation’s history. This for the first time included two three year grants to the Canadian Geoscience Education Network for the Explore a career in Earth Sciences web site and the National EdGEO Committee in support of EdGEO Workshops and its website.
Full grant list

May 3, 2011

Canmore Geoscience Centre display

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The “Tebbutt Memorial Devonian Reef Display” was upgraded with the aid of a grant of $3000 from the CGF (grant 08 14) to the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre. This display, commemorating the work of outstanding carbonate geologist Gordon Tebbut, describes the genesis and structure of the Devonian reefs that are so important in the geology of western Canada, and provides examples of the reef-building organisms.

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