Alexander Murray Club
The Alexander Murray Geological Club is Memorial University's Earth Sciences undergraduate student society. Located in the Alexander Murray building, room ER-4068, The Murray Club is a happening society room, complete with foosball tables and comfy sitting area. It is a place where students can sit, have lunch, and relax between classes. The room is shared with Computer Science society, and mixers are held alternating Fridays of each week. The executive consists of 8 members; president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, academic rep, social rep, sports rep, and student rep.
The Murray Club holds many social events that involve both students and faculty members. Along with biweekly mixers, we also host bar nights, boat tours and other fun things out and about. We also sponsor field trips to interesting places in Newfoundland, in Fall 2010 we took a field trip to the world famous Edicaran fossil site at Mistaken Point. We are very involved in the intramural sports at Memorial, and we participate in volleyball, soccer, basketball, track and field, water polo, badminton and hockey.
Earth Sciences students are actively involved with the geosciences community. We take part in and volunteer for events with the local Canadian Institution of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and Geological Association of Canada (GAC). Each year GAC-NL runs an open field trip in Newfoundland. There are two major conferences that the group fundraises to attend; Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Trade Show and Conference, in Toronto in March, and Atlantic Universities Geosciences Conference(AUGC) in October. Memorial University is the host of the 61st AUGC in Fall 2011.