Solid Earth Students

To post Solid Earth student events and activities, and graduate or post-doctoral opportunities, please contact the Solid Earth Secretary

Solid Earth Best Student Awards

This award was started in 2010, and is based on student presentations given at the annual meeting. No extended abstract is required. It consists of a $750 prize and a commemorative plaque.

The winner for 2022 is Michael King from the University of Newfoundland for "Reconstructing the southern North Atlantic Ocean back through time using deformable plate tectonic models", presented at the 2022 joint (virtual) CMOS-CGU-ESC conference. Congratulations Michael!


Past winners

2022Michael KingUniversity of Newfoundland
2021Erkan GünUniversity of Toronto
2019Clément EstèveUniversity of Ottawa
2018Xiaowen LiuUniversity of Alberta
2017Jesse HutchinsonUniversity of Victoria
2016Andrew Gagnon-NandramQueen's University
2015Joshua GuerreroUniversity of Toronto Scarborough
2014Ruijia (Jairy) WangUniversity of Alberta
2013Amin Baharvand AhmadiUniversity of Saskatchewan
2012Robert GrayUniversity of Toronto
2011Agnieszka PawlakUniversity of Calgary
2010Catherine AlexandrakisUniversity of Calgary

The CGU has several student awards for which Solid Earth student members are eligible. See the Awards page for details

Student Conferences

The CGU-SES offers sponsorship support of up to $250 to regional Canadian graduate student scientific meetings with geophysical content. Requests should be sent by meeting organizers to the Solid Earth Secretary (Claire Currie) and these will be assessed by the criteria of geophysical content and the possibility of generating matching funds for the meeting from other sources.

Past sponsored conferences:

2015Advances in Earth Sciences Research Conference (AESRC)Queen’s University27-29 March 2015

Check out the main CGU Jobs page for more student opportunities.