Shannon Gill and Will Bradford, both graduate students with the Department of Earth Sciences, have been awarded graduate fellowships from the Society of Economic Geologists with funding from the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation (SEGCF). In the 2013 competition, only 32 fellowships were awarded globally.
Ms. Gill, a MSc. Student, is working on the Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit in central Newfoundland, while Mr. Bradford is a MSc. student working on the isotope geochemistry of trace minerals associated with volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mineralization in the Wolverine deposit, Yukon.
The goal of the both the SEGF and SEGCF is to raise sufficient funds in Canada to finance research grants and student fellowships in economic geology for Canadian students. SEG Graduate Student Fellowships provide general support for students during their first year of graduate studies.
Under its Graduate Student Fellowship Program, the SEGF has awarded one-year fellowships ranging from US$2,500 to US$15,000 each year since 2007 to students who intend to pursue a course of study in economic geology leading to a Professional Master’s, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and/or Ph.D. degree.
Students from throughout the world with an expressed interest in pursuing graduate studies in economic geology are encouraged to apply. Awards are competitive and based on merit and qualifications of the applicant.