Earth Science Week: October 10-16, 2021

Earth Science Week 2021 is just around the corner. Take the opportunity to join in some of the activities! Wednesday 6 October – Preview of Geoscience Australia’s Science Strategy. 11am – 12noon. Online (register here from Thursday 30 September) Geoscience Australia’s CEO James Johnson and Chief Scientist Steve Hill will preview Geoscience Australia’s new Science

Women in Leadership Scholarships

This is the final call for women working in the science sector to access leadership development scholarships in 2021. The final date for expressions of interest has been extended to September 24. Partial scholarships of $1000-$5000 per person are available for women in the science sector. The scholarships will be used to assist women to undertake

JORC Code Training

July – August 2021 AIG’s informative, popular and affordable JORC Code training program is again being presented through a series of webinars during July and August. (commencing 28th July). The seminars are run at times to suit attendees anywhere in the world. The webinar content is continuously updated to ensure that training benefits from attendee

Porphyry and epithermal copper gold mineralisation short course

Greg Corbett and Stewart Hayward are presenting their popular porphyry Cu-Au and epithermal Au-Ag exploration course in Sydney, Australia, 13-15 September, 2021. 13 & 14 September, Chatswood Club, 11 Help Chatswood (5 mins walk from Chatswood train station) lunch, morning and afternoon teas provided. Two days of PowerPoint lectures focus upon mineral exploration for epithermal

AIG launches its Mentoring Programs for 2021

AIG’s Mentoring Programs began in 2015 as an initiative of the National Graduate Committee to connect undergraduate students, MSc/PhD Candidates and early and career geoscientists with experienced geoscience professionals to seek practical advice, direction and feedback on their future careers.  In 2020 the AIG opened up the program to all members (with a good response)

Education requirements for AIG membership

AIG has responded to recent changes to geoscience degree undergraduate curricula at some Australian universities by introducing educational requirements for institute membership. Over the last two decades the AIG has observed a trend for several Australian universities to move away from offering geoscience courses in favour of broader earth science programs.   In recent months this trend

Frank Arnott Next Generation Explorers Award 2021 Finalists

The Frank Arnott-Next Generation Explorers Award committee is very pleased to announce the six finalists for the first NGEA contest to be presented and judged at the PDAC convention early March. Nineteen teams submitted entries to this year’s Next Generation Explorers Award challenge, with our judges selecting six teams to advance to the finalist presentations at

AGC Indigenous Geoscience Scholarship

The Australian Geoscience Council is offering a scholarship to provide financial support of $5000 per annum for a full-time student to finish their undergraduate degree.

Pioneering WA Geoscience teacher named Western Australia local hero

Perth geoscientist Suzy Urbaniak has been recognised as the Western Australia local hero in this year’s Australian of the Year awards Ms Urbaniak pioneered taking geoscience out of the classroom into a hands-on, in-the-field experience – particularly for remote area schools. The ‘Local Hero’ award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community

Funding for Women’s Leadership Development Available

Women and Leadership Australia have funding is available to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s science sector.  The initiative is providing women with grants of between $2,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in one of three programs that cover such things as reinforcing resilience and wellbeing, engaging with challenge and conflict, creating future