Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia

Goldschmidt 2008 “from SEA to SKY” July 13 to July 18 Vancouver, BC

Gold08-posterThank You !!

As I hope you all agree, the Vancouver Goldschmidt meeting was a true success. I would like to take the opportunity here to thank all of you for coming, participating in the meeting and helping making it a success as well as a fun event.

The International Program Committee had established a very stimulating scientific program, covering a large breadth of research interests, from “Sea to Sky”, and extremely attractive for the whole of the community. Your participation until the last talks on Friday afternoon confirmed the quality of their work, which provided an outstanding structure for the conference.

A series of pictures taken during the week has been posted on the Goldschmidt website: Cambridge Publications selected a posting format allowing for easy download. Please enjoy!

Dominique Weis
For the Vancouver Goldschmidt team.


The 18th Annual Goldschmidt (Geochemistry) Conference was successfully held at the University of British Columbia Campus, Vancouver, Canada in the summer of 2008, July 13 – July 18.

More than 2200 abstracts had been submitted. This international meeting was organized by D. Weis, together with a team from UBC (D. Hanano, C. Li, H. Dale-Johnson) and Cambridge Publications.

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Visit of the Crown Prince of Belgium

Vancouver, March 13, 2008

On Thursday March 13 2008, UBC was honoured by the visit of the Crown Prince of Belgium, HRH Prince Philippe. One of the goals was to visit the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR) at the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

HRH Prince Philippe first met with UBC President Pr. Stephen Toope accompanied by the Ministers de Donnea and Ceysens, the Belgian Ambassador Lint and the Canadian Ambassador Glasgow, G. D’Hoop, Serge Jaumain (VP International, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles) and Craig Klafter (VP International, UBC). This was followed by a stop at the Anthropology Museum and then by an extended visit of the PCIGR, with Dr. Dominique Weis, CRC Tier I (Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle). The Crown Prince was accompanied by a large press entourage, as well as bodyguards and numerous official representatives.

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