Past Banquet Speakers

  • 2020. Danielle Serratos, Director and Curator, Fundy Geological Museum “Not all those who wander are lost”
  • 2018. Deanne van Rooyen, Cape Breton University “Furs, folds and flies: Adventures in Northern research”.
  • 2017. Randy Miller, Emeritus NB Museum, UNB Adjunct “Maybe I could try geology”.
  • 2016. Gerald Gloade, Program Officer, Mi”kmawey Debert Cultural Centre
  • 2015. Jenna Boon, Executive Director, Joggins Fossil Centre (speaker cancelled by snowstorm – presentation by Jeff Ollerhead on Alex Colville mural and history of Mt Allison University substituted).
  • 2014. Sandra Barr, Acadia University: “Fifty years of Atlantic Geology“.
  • 2013. Grant Wach: “Burning Rocks: The History of the Petroleum Industry in Canada and the Maritimes”.
  • 2012. Bob Grantham: “Adventures in Geoscience Interpretation”.
  • 2011. Jim Franklin: “Future Mineral Resources Discoveries: New Knowledge Needed for Discovery”.
  • 2010. Daniel Lebel, Environment Canada (Atlantic Region) and GAC President: “Canadian Geoscience: Charting New Territory in the 21st Century”.
  • 2009. John Spray, UNB: “Deep Impact and the Phoenix Effect”.
  • 2008. Dr. Godfrey Nowlan, GSC (Calgary), “Earth to Canadians: Communicating Earth Science in the International Year of Planet Earth”.
  • 2007. David Piper, GSC (Atlantic), “Apprenticeship in Geology: A Second Look”.
  • 2006. David Mosher (GSC-Atlantic), “To the Heart of the Tsunami: the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Offshore Survey (SEATOS – Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Offshore Survey)”.
  • 2005. Joe Kelly, “Landslides and eroding glacial bluffs: a problem common to New England and the Maritime Provinces”.
  • 2004. Djordie Drujic, Dalhousie University, “Journeys in the Kingdom of the Flying Dragon: Mountains, people and geology of the Bhutan Himalaya”.
  • 2003. Steve Blasco, Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), “Diving to the Titanic”
  • 2002. Gordon Fader, Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), ” Multibeam bathymetry: a revolution in marine geology”.
  • 2001. Scott Swinden, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, “Geoscience in a dot.com world – living in a time of change”.
  • 2000. Ian Hutcheon, President of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, “CO2 emissions and hydrocarbons: a geochemist’s perspective”.
  • 1999. Mike MacDonald, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, “Adventures in Mongolia”.
  • 1998. Godfrey Nowlan, Geological Survey of Canada (Calgary), “Public Perception of Science”.
  • 1997. Graham Williams, Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), “A Serious History of the AGS”.
  • 1996. Emlyn Koster, Ontario Science Centre, “Prospectives on the Why? How? And When? In the Public Awareness of Science”.
  • 1995. Alan Ruffman, Geomarine Associates, “Earthquakes and tsunamis of eastern Canada: cause for concern?”
  • 1994. Frank Blackwood, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy
  • 1993. Jack Garnett, Consultant, “Turning 21”.
  • 1992.
  • 1991. Jim Franklin, Geological Survey of Canada, “Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems and Massive Sulphide Deposits”.
  • 1990. Dirk Templeman Kluit, Geological Survey of Canada, “Geologists and the Environment”.
  • 1989. Graham Williams, “The AGS – Past and Present”.
  • 1988. –
  • 1987. Bill May, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, “Employment Prospects for Geologists in the Current Economic Climate”.
  • 1986. Alan Coope, “Geological Free Trade”.
  • 1985. John Maher, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, “Geo-economics and Politics from an Oil Finder’s Point of View”.
  • 1984. Chris Barnes, Memorial University, “Greater Cooperation and Better Communications between Industry and Academia”.
  • 1983. Hugh Morris, “Federalism, Provincialism and Separatism”.
  • 1982. Ray Price, Director, Geological Survey of Canada
  • 1981. Nean Allman, “The Role of Women in the Mining Industry Throughout History”.
  • 1980. No Banquet
  • 1979. No Record
  • 1978. Roger Macqueen, Geological Survey of Canada
  • 1976. Charlie Smith, Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada
  • 1974. John Smith, Nova Scotia Department of Mines