The PCIGR proposal led by D. Weis was approved for full-funding from both the Leading Edge Fund (LEF) of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in 2009 and the BC-KDF this year.
With the in-kind contributions, PCIGR will receive a total investment of ~$7.5 million to expand and update its geochemical analytical equipment. The centrepiece of the new proposal is a Nu 1700, a large geometry high-resolution multi-collector plasma mass spectrometer, in addition to other cutting-edge instruments.
The Reginald Daly Lecture honors the life and work of Canadian geologist Reginald Aldworth Daly. The lecture is presented annually to a recipient who exemplifies Daly’s work with outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology. The lecture is presented during the AGU Fall Meeting.
Dominique Weis has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union “for the elegance, precision and impact of her geochemical studies of the Earth from large igneous provinces to the environment”.
This rare honour is bestowed on 0.1% of the membership annually.
Katrin Breitsprecher (PhD candidate) was awarded the first-place prize for best student poster at the Mineral Exploration Roundup meeting held in Vancouver from Jan. 18-21, 2010.
Katrin’s poster was entitled “U-Pb (zircon) geochronology of Mesozoic intrusions from the southern Quesnel and Stikine terranes: temporal trends in magmatism of the Nicola Arc.” Co-authors included J.S. Scoates, W.J. Davis, R.M. Friedman, R.G. Anderson and D. Weis.