(Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation)
The SEGCF (Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation) was established in 2000 to facilitate charitable contributions by Canadians and Canadian corporations to support innovative research and education in economic geology by students at Canadian institutions.
The SEGCF is modeled on the SEG Foundation (the US entity), which, since it was founded in 1966, has provided nearly US$2.5 million in support of SEG’s worldwide programs for student research and educational activities in economic geology. Although the US entity has supported Canadian students over the years, the SEGCF was formed to allow Canadian donors to contribute directly to the education of Canadian students engaged in economic geology at Canadian universities and, in the process, receive tax receipts for their contributions.
The goal of the SEGCF is to raise sufficient funds in Canada to finance a meaningful program of research grants in economic geology for Canadian students. In an era when governments are cutting back on funding for such research, individuals and corporations can direct their charitable contributions to the SEGCF and be assured that their contributions will flow through to support graduate students engaged in cutting edge research in economic geology and thereby further their development as skilled economic geology and minerals exploration professionals. As the fund grows, we want to significantly increase the level of support for graduate student research and to undertake a broader array of research and educational activities, such as field trips, short courses and symposia organized by SEG Student Chapters at Canadian universities, and other innovative projects that support education and research in economic geology.
What the Grants Support
In the eleven years since its inception, the SEG Canada Foundation has raised $530,000 in contributions from individuals and corporations. Of that amount, $373,300 has been awarded to support graduate student thesis research in economic geology and $176,000 has funded a DVD, produced by the SEG and dedicated to the memory of Hugo Dummett that contains a fully searchable archive of the entire first 100 years of papers published in the journal, Economic Geology. The Foundation has also supported the activities of SEG Student Chapters at Canadian universities.
SEG Student Research Grants
Students from universities anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for SEG Student Research Grants, although the SEGCF predominantly supports students at Canadian universities or Canadian students studying abroad. The Grants are designed to support graduate student thesis research leading to Master’s or Doctoral degrees in Economic Geology, and are typically directed towards field expenses or analytical work related to the thesis project. In 2012, our Student Grant Review Committee (John Morganti, Gerry Ray, and Laurie Curtis) approved 16 grants for a total of $67,950.
SEG Graduate Student Fellowship Program
Students who have been accepted into a graduate program leading to a Masters or Doctoral program at a recognized Canadian university are eligible to apply for SEG Graduate Student Fellowships. Fellowships provide general support for qualifying students during the current year of studies. In 2012, the Student Fellowships Review Committee, under the leadership of Steve Piercey, awarded five Fellowships for $30,000.
SEG Undergraduate Scholarships
New in 2012, the SEGCF is awarding fifteen $1,000 scholarships to support field or laboratory work related to a senior thesis in Economic Geology. To be eligible, a student must be either entering or in their fourth year of study at a recognized Canadian university. The deadlines for application are April 30, 2013, for third year students entering fourth year, and September 30, 2012 for fourth year students. For more information, contact Gerry Carlson at email@example.com.
||Gerald G. Carlson
||VP Exploration, Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
||Executive VP and CFO, Aurizon Mines Ltd.
||Investment Strategist, Sprott Asset Management LP
||President and CEO, Copper North Mining Corp.
|Antonio Arribas R.
||President, Society of Economic Geologists
|Brian G. Hoal
||Executive Director, Society of Economic Geologists
||Vice President - Exploration, Hecla Mining Company
||President, Haliburton Mineral Services Inc.
||PetraScience Consultants Inc.
Your Support is Needed
The SEGCF needs your financial support to thrive and accomplish its goals. We can also use your ideas and volunteer efforts. To participate, please contact Ted Reeve, Chairman, Fundraising Committee at +1 (416) 447-7524 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gerry Carlson, Foundation President at +1 (604) 816-3012 or email@example.com. Alternatively, contact any of the Foundation Directors. We look forward to hearing from you!
Two Ways to Contribute
Make your cheque payable to SEG Canada Foundation and mail it to:
SEG Canada Foundation
P.O. Box 48113, Bentall Centre, 595 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1N8
Donate Listed Securities to (Indicate that the Shares are a Donation)
Account #: 025-4239-7
Account Name: Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation
Broker Firm: PI Financial Corp, 1900-666 Burrard St, Vancouver, V6C 3N1
Brokers: Monte Chartrand and Helen Mason
Telephone: +1 (604) 718-7526
Historical Summary of Student Awards and Fellowships SEGCF and SEGF (US Entity) at Canadian Universities
||SEGCF (Canadian $)
||SEGF (US $)