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    Student Travel/Research Grants

    Regular Travel/Research Grants

    Terms of reference

    The Mineralogical Association of Canada awards travel and research grants to assist honours undergraduate and graduate students in the mineral sciences to

    • Present their research at a conference
    • Visit a facility, laboratory, or field area to gather data for their research
    • Pay for analyses or equipment for an independent research project that will complement their main research project.

    The maximum grant value is CAN$1200 per student.  Grants will fund up to 50% of costs incurred for registration, travel and subsistence, and up to 100% of other research costs (e.g., equipment, analyses). Quotations and receipts may be requested for any equipment purchased.


    • Graduate students and honours students at the undergraduate levels in one of the fields covered in The Canadian Mineralogist (mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, economic geology and geochemistry)
    • Following the event, grant recipients must submit a report of their travel or research for possible publication by MAC.

    Deadline for application: January 15, 2018

    A subcommittee of the MAC Council will review all proposals received by January 15 to be awarded by March 31.  The MAC Council reserves the right to make no awards.

    To apply

    • Submit the application form (English/pdf format - English/Word format) (French/pdf format - French Word format) and a CV along with a signed letter of support from your supervisor.  Write brief but thorough statements and be clear as to how the proposed activities will benefit your education or research.  If the space provided for the budget is insufficient, then attach your budget on a separate sheet.
    • If presenting a talk or poster at a meeting, include an abstract of the research that will be presented. Grants will be conditional to acceptation of the abstract for the meeting.
    • If you are requesting a research grant, include a one page research proposal.  This should explain what you propose to study, why the research is important or interesting, as well as a detailed description of how you will do this research (including when you will do it). The research proposal should also explain the independence of the research project and how it will complement their main research project.

    Congratulations to the following students who have received the student travel/research grants


    Jamie Cutts, University of British Columbia, to conduct U-Pb LA-ICP-MS Analyses and participate in the International Eclogite Conference in Sweeden
    Garrett Harris, University of Alberta, to present his thesis at the International Kimberlite Conference in Gaborone, Botswana
    Kelsey Lamothe, McGill University, to conduct analytical work at the Metal Isotope Geochemistry Centre of Yale University
    Rebecca Lynch, University of Victoria, for the use of X-ray spectroscopy at the Advanced Microscopy Facility at University of Victoria
    Svieda Ma, Queen's University, to conduct analyses at the Electron Microprobe/SEM Facility at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Emily Mick, University of Ottawa, to present her research at GAC-MAC 2017
    Rhea Mitchell, Carleton University, to present her research at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Austria
    Kevin Neyedley, Saint Mary's University, to present his research at the European Current Researh on Fluid Inclusions, Nancy, France
    Stéphane Poitras, University of Alberta, to present her research at the International Kimberlite Conference, Gaborone, Botswana
    Marion Saby, Université du Québec, Montréal, to conduct field work in Iceland and New Zealand
    Gavin Tolometti, University of Western Ontario, to present his research at LPSC, Houston, USA
    Connor Turvey, Monash University, to conduct lab work at University of British Columbia
    Ching-Pao Wang, Western University, to conduct X-ray diffraction, Electron probe microanalysis and Secondary ion mass spectrometry at APS, Chicago, USA
    Tianqi Xie, University of Western Ontario, to present her research at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Texas


    Mallory METCALF, Queen's University, Present research at GAC-MAC, Whitehorse
    Abd-Erraouf DJIRAR, University of Western Ontario, Use of lab at Argonne National Labs
    Malcolm HODGSKISS, McGill University, Field work in the Belcher Group, Belcher Islands, Nunavut
    Ty MAGEE, University of Saskatchewan, Analysis of samples at CCIM, University of Alberta
    Brayden McDONALD, University of Saskatchewan, Analysis at Saskatchewan Isotope Lab
    Janina CZAS, University of Alberta, Present research at GAC-MAC, Whitehorse
    Sarah DAVEY, Carleton University, Use Wilfey table at University of Toronto
    Lauren HARRISON, University of British Columbia, Present research at Goldschmidt, Yokohama, Japan
    Brendt C. HYDE, University of Western Ontario, Research at University of Portsmouth
    Rebecca PAISLEY, McGill University, Field work Southern Hemisphere, Chile
    Emily SCRIBNER, University of British Columbia, Present research at GAC-MAC, Whitehorse


    Donnelly ARCHIBALD, University of Adelaide Australia;
    to present research at GAC-MAC/Joint Assembly 2015 in Montreal
    Philippe Maxime BELLEY, University of British Columbia;
    for usage of the electron microprobe at University of Ottawa
    Jaime CAPLETTE, Laurentian University;
    to conduct field work in Trail, British Columbia
    Peter W. CROCKFORD, McGill University;
    to conduct field work in West and South Australia
    Neva FOWLER-GERACE, University of Toronto;
    to present research at the European Geosciences Union conference 2015
    Freya GEORGE, Carleton University;
    for usage of selective fragmentation machine at Queen's University
    Mitchell KERR, Laurentian University; to present research at GAC-MAC/Joint Assembly 2015 in Montreal
    Donald LAKE, University of British Columbia;
    to conduct fieldwork at the Rock Creek emerald discovery in Utah
    Travis McCARRON, University of New Brunswick;
    for usage of electron-probe micro analyzer and mineral liberation analysis
    Cedrick O'SHAUGHNESSY, University of Toronto;
    to conduct analysis of alkali-silicate glasses and melts with Raman spectroscopy in Paris, France
    Annemarie PICKERSGILL, University of Glasgow;
    to conduct fieldwork at three impact craters in Brazil
    Anezka RADKOVA, Queen's University;
    to present research at the 3rd Intl. workshop on Antimony in the Environment in Leipzig, Germany
    Neil SULLIVAN, University of Toronto;
    for usage of XANES at the CLS synchrotron in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Dong Xin YU, University of Ottawa;
    to present research at GAC-MAC/Joint Assembly 2015 in Montreal


    Erin ADLAKHA, University of Ottawa;
    to present research at GAC-MAC, Fredericton, NB
    Thomas BAGLEY, Acadia University;
    to conduct aqua regia/ICP-MS analysis
    Jennifer BENTZ, Queen's University;
    to do field work on the Tibetan Plateau
    Ian BORG, Dalhousie University;
    to do field work and analysis on the possible role of petroleum in the metallogeny of gold in the Touquoy deposit of Nova Scotia
    Michael BRAMBLE, University of Western Ontario;
    to present research at GAC-MAC, Fredericton, NB
    Anna CHANOU, University of Western Ontario;
    for research on Vitric clast-bearing fragmental impactites.in Vienna, Austria
    Shannon B. GILL, Memorial University of Newfoundland;
    to present research at GAC-MAC, Fredericton, NB
    Jessica HAMILTON, Monash University;
    to collect seasonal samples at Woodsreef Chrysotile Mine in NSW
    Breagh LEBERT, University of New Brunswick;
    to collect field and drill core data in Kiggavik field area, central Nunavut
    Julia MCMILLAN, University of Alberta;
    to present research at CSPG Conference in Calgary, AB
    Benjamin MOULTON, University of Toronto;
    to carry out XANES experiments at Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon
    Amy Grace RYAN, University of British-Columbia;
    to present research at the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria
    Sri Budhi UTAMI, McGill University;
    to attend Cities on Volcanoes 8 Conference and field trip in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to sample additional gypsum stalactites and fluid


    Michael Ariel ANTONELLI, University of Maryland
    Thomas Christof CHUDY, University of British Columbia
    Mallory DALSIN, University of British Columbia
    Zach A. DILORETO, University of Windsor
    Andrew FAGAN, University of British Columbia
    Maryam Shahabi FAR, University of Windsor
    Rebecca MACDONALD, St. Francis Xavier University
    Laura MACNEIL, Queen's University
    Krisztina PANDUR, University of Saskatchewan
    Annemarie E. PICKERSGILL, Western University
    Ann C. TIMMERMANS, Carleton University
    Rui WANG, University of Alberta


    Kevin M. CANNON, Queen's University
    Martin D. CLARK, McMaster University
    Dustin DAHN, St-Francis Xavier University
    Nicolle DUPUIS, St. Francis Xavier University
    Yonggang FENG, University of Windsor
    Olivier GAGNÉ, University of Manitoba
    Rebecca MOUMBLOW, McMaster University
    Eric THIESSEN, University of Alberta
    David James TURNER, University of British Columbia
    Deanne VAN ROOYEN, Carleton University


    Donnelly Brian ARCHIBALD, Acadia University
    Neil FERNANDES, University of Alberta
    Evan Robert GLADNEY, St. Francis Xavier University
    Pedro Acosta GONGORA, University of Alberta
    Anna HICKEN, Queen's University
    Steven HOLLAND, McMaster University
    Darren Thomas LEFORT, St. Mary's University
    Rhea MITCHELL, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Kelsey NORLUND, McMaster University
    Daniel A PETRASH, University of Alberta
    Graeme SCOTT, University of British Columbia
    Jared SHIVAK, University of Western Ontario
    Kathleen A. SMART, University of Alberta
    Michelle THOMPSON, Queen's University
    Anne WESTHUES, Memorial University of Newfoundland


    Christine AUSTMAN, University of Saskatchewan
    Michael BABECHUK, Laurentian University
    Kristy-Lee BEAL, University of New-Brunswick
    Alexandra BLINOVA, University of Alberta
    Trevor BRISCO, Acadia University
    Leah CHISTE, Acadia University
    Thomas CHUDY, University of British Columbia
    Tashia DZIKOWSKI, Universith of British Columbia
    Cole T. EDWARDS, Acadia University
    Steven FELLOWS, University of Victoria
    Bradley LAZICH, Laurentian University
    Mao MAO, University of Saskatchewan
    Aleksandra MLOSZEWSKI, University of Alberta
    Tasca Noela SANTIMANO, McMaster University
    Laura SCHMITT, University of Calgary
    Michelle STROPKY, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


    Melissa ANDERSON, Brandon University
    Suzanne BYRON, University of Alberta
    Christopher CHARLES, University of Toronto
    Yee Ping CHAU, University of Calgary
    Colin A. COOKE, University of Alberta
    Taryn GRAY, St Mary's University
    Matthew IZAWA, Western University
    Dawn KELLETT, Dalhousie University
    Shannon LEDGER-PIERCEY, St Mary's University
    Darren LEFORT, Saint Mary's University
    Varina SMITH, McGill University
    Albert STOFFERS, University of Carleton
    Adrian VAN RYTHOVEN, University of Toronto
    Eva R. WADOSKI, University of Maine
    Tingting WANG, Waterloo University


    Nathan BRIDGE, University of Western Ontario
    Gabriela BUDELAN, University of Calgary
    Christopher COUESLAN, University of Calgary
    Mallory DRYSDALE, Queen's University
    Andrew FAGAN, University of Alberta
    Hannah GRANT, Queen's University
    Tania MARTINS, Universidade do Porto
    Sean MCCLENAGHAN, University of New-Brunswick
    Kara-Lynn SCALLION, Acadia University
    Caroline RICHER, University of New-Brunswick


    Kristy BEAL, University of New Brunswick
    Aaron BELL, University of Nevada. Las Vegas
    Nathan BRIDGE, University of Western Ontario
    Christopher CHARLES, University of Toronto
    Brendt HYDE, University of Western Ontario
    Matt IZAWA, University of Western Ontario
    Dawn KELLETT, Dalhousie University
    Marc-Antoine LAPORTE, Université Laval
    Ian POWER, University of Western Ontario
    Dean VAN ROOYEN, Carleton University


    Laurel BASCIANO, Queen’s University
    Beverley COLDWELL, Kingston University
    Skya FAWCETT, Queen’s University
    Nils PETERSON, University of British Columbia
    Geneviève ROBERT, University of British Columbia
    Christina M. SMEATON, University of Windsor, GLIER
    Siobhan A. (Sasha) WILSON, University of British Columbia
    Heather WILSON, University of Calgary
    Heather WOLCZANSKI, Acadia University


    Anetta BANAS, University of Alberta
    Elspeth M. BARNES, University of British Columbia
    Allison BRAND, University of British Columbia
    Fernando COLOMBO, University of Cordoba, Argentina
    Tashia DZIKOWSKI, University of British Columbia
    Heather KAMINSKY, University of Alberta (Clay conference)
    Paul KENWARD, University of Windsor
    Diana LOOMER, University of New Brunswick
    John W. MOREAU, University of California-Berkeley
    Guangrong NING, , University of Western Ontario
    Ian POWER, University of Western Ontario
    Dustin K. RAINEY, University of Alberta
    Michael SCHULTZ, University of Alberta
    J. Gregory SHELLNUTT, University of Hong Kong
    Kimberly Terry TAIT, University of Arizona
    Coby WONG, Sze Chung, University of Hong Kong
    Jingshi WU, University of Western Ontario

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