Ninth Annual Meeting, Edmonton,
Alberta, June 21-22, 1999
with a welcome to NCUT by Thomas Gentzis (Director B. Dawson was unavailable).
The annual meeting was
held at the facilities of the Western Research Centre, National Centre for
Upgrading Technology in Devon, Alberta.
Attendees (Attachment I):
Agenda - approved
- A technical presentation,
by Julito Reyes, was added to the list of presentations prepared prior to
the meeting. The title was "Preliminary report on the pattern and rate
of deposition of elements (anthropogenic impact) within COMINCO smelter
and surrounding areas".
- Judith Potter stated
that CSCOP was asked to provide input to a draft document to be circulated
within the Energy Sector of the Federal Government. The document examined
the impact of the following factors on the energy sector: recent downsizing
in the public service, hiring policy, climate change, sustainable resource
development, and public health and safety. This was interpreted as an indication
of the importance of CSCOP in future initiatives and policies within the
- Membership in the
Canadian Geoscience Council should continue. CSCOP has one vote, similar
to other organizations with larger membership base.
- The term for the
Secretary's position in CSCOP is 4 years and is currently under review.
- The Atlas is advertized
on the web site under "Atlas Project - What we can do?". There is a short
description, ordering information and a table of contents. There is a considerable
amount of potential for the society if members make use of the site (these
minutes will be posted on the site).
- Any feedback,
ideas or problems about the site would be appreciated. Please make your ideas
known to myself or any member of the executive. Remember you can advertize
yourself and demonstrate the expertize and diversity of our membership by
sending in an information profile of yourself (membership profile on membership
page). It's very easy, just fill in a few blanks.
- A total of 300 copies
of the Atlas were reproduced. Until June 1999, the GSC had sold 31 copies
and CSCOP had sold 34 copies, for a total of 65. Eleven copies were still
unpaid. More than half of the copies were sent outside Canada.
- Three complimentary
copies were also given to sponsors: one copy to Grant Mossop (Director-GSC
Calgary) and two copies to CANMET in Ottawa. About $6,100 were raised from
the sale of the Atlas (excluding the unpaid 11 copies) by June 1999.
- A review of CSCOP's
constitution should be conducted.
- The position of "Past
President" should be recognized in the new constitution.
- A constitution "committee"
was struck, consisting of the following members: Lavern Stasiuk, Judith Potter,
Alex Cameron (Past President), and Sharlene Pollock.
- Alex Cameron should
continue to serve on this committee. Other members include Vern Stasiuk,
Cindy Riediger, Jenny Wong, Dave Marchioni, and Peter Hacquebard.
- It was decided that
the deadline for the awards should be January 15 of each year.
- Nominations for the
Hacquebard award should be solicited by the above committee. The Hacquebard
Award is a Medal award whereas the Cameron award is a cash award, worth
- Letters to be sent
out to universities (Geoscience departments), surveys, research institutes,
etc. to solicit names of students eligible for the award. Elizabeth Macey
will help compile the directory prior to sending the letters on behalf of
- We need an active marketing
strategy and advertisement of CSCOP at geological meetings. We also need
to have a review of the Atlas published in international journals (e.g.,
Organic Geochemistry, Fuel, Geological Society of America).
- Allocate some funds
for the review and direct advertising of the Atlas. Also, sell the Atlas
at reduced price (~$100 per copy) if the order is for 6-10 copies. Contact
university bookstores and produce more fliers advertising the Atlas.
- Dave Marcioni will
audit the CSCOP's account.
- The Canadian Carbonization
Research Association will hold its meeting in Calgary in September 1999.
- Carboniferous Congress,
August 1999, Calgary, AB.
- ICCP, Bucharest, September
1999. Vern Stasiuk will attend and give report next year.
- TSOP meeting, September
26-28, 1999, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Millenium Geoscience
Summit, Spring 2000, Calgary, AB.
- International Geological
Congress, August 2000, Brazil. Wolfgang Kalkreuth serves on the organizing
- Joint TSOP-CSCOP (EAOG-European
Association of Organic Geochemists) meeting, 2002, Banff, AB. (Currently,
CSCOP is negotiating with Elsevier Science regarding the EAOG meeting (Organic
Geochemistry and Petroleum) in Banff. CSCOP has submitted a proposal regarding
field trips. 250 people are expected to attend, 12 people are in the organizing
committee including Fari Goodarzi, Judith Potter, Vern Stasiuk, and Martin
Fowler Elsevier will look after the conference logistics. A reply to the
proposal is expected within the next month or two.)
- CSCOP should produce
its own calendar with digital images of micrographs.
- Next year's meeting
will be held in Calgary sometime during the period of May 19-29, 2000.
- Vern Stasiuk and Fari
Goodarzi agreed to host the meeting.
- Technical presentations
- The CSCOP dinner was
held in the evening of June 21 in a restaurant in Leduc.
- Lunch for attendees
on the first day of the meeting was provided by CSCOP.
- Field trip to the
Genesee power station and coal mine was held on June 22.
Alex Cameron (retired
Thomas Gentzis (NRCan,
Fari Goodarzi (GSC
Michelle Hawke (U of
Marcel Labonte (retired
Willem Langenberg (Alta
Geol Surv, Edmonton)
Elizabeth Macey (GSC
Dave Marchioni (Petro-Logic
Sharlene Pollock (U
Judith Potter (J.P.
Julito Reyes (GSC Calgary
Hamed Sanei (U of Victoria)
Lavern Stasiuk (GSC
Maria Tomica (GSC Calgary)
Jenny Wong (GSC Calgary)
contacting the executive
90 Patterson Close
ph: 403-292-7114 or
fax: 403-292-5377 or
Geological Survey of
Bedford Institute of
Box 1006, Dartmouth,
National Centre for
Suite A202, 1 Oil Patch
Devon Research Centre
Lavern D. Stasiuk
Geological Survey of
3303 - 33rd St. NW
1999 CSCOP MEETING
Day 1: June 21
1. Welcome remarks and
2. President's Report
3. Secretary's Report
4. Treasurer' Report
5. Publication Editor's
6. Society Business
7. Consitutional review
- Revenue from Atlas
- Atlas marketing strategy
- Audit of CSCOP books
- CSCOP-CCRA relations
- Members directory
- CGC activities
- Upcoming events
- President's award
- TSOP-CSCOP- (EAOG)
Joint meeting, Banff, 2002
Lunch (provided by
9. Dinner at Nisku Inn
Day 2: June 22
2. Tour of NCUT facilities
3. Depart for field
4. Return to Devon
CSCOP 1999 PRESENTATIONS
Monday, June 21,
anisotropy in the Sydney Mines Formation, Nova Scotia: Willem Langenberg
maturity indicators in sedimentary rocks - a generic approach: Judith
activity today: Dave Marchioni
Mineralogy and trace
element geochemistry of the Genesee Mine, Alberta: Charlene Pollock
Peat as a repository
of atmospheric trace metal deposition: Some preliminary findings: Michelle
on geochemistry of recent sediments from Pigeon Lake, Alberta as related
to the anthropogenic and natural fluxes: Hamed Sanei
in GSC Calgary Organic Petrology:1998-1999: Lavern Stasiuk
The effect of distillation
cut point on the upgrading of Athabasca bitumen to SCO: Thomas Gentzis
Tour of NCUT facilities
(labs and pilot plant)
Departure for Genesee
mine and power station
FOR COAL SCIENCE AND ORGANIC PETROLOGY
- JUNE 1999 - BREAKDOWN OF DEBITS AND CREDITS
(FOR THE PERIOD
August 1, 1998 to June 17, 1999)
$ 2, 827.30
|Judith Potter - CSCOP
expenses (Sep. 28, 1998)
- Costs for printing Glossary (Invoice #14070) (Sep. 30, 1998)
- Costs for printing Glossary (Balance of above invoice) (Dec. 15, 1998)
The Banff Ctr.
For Conf. - CSCOP-EAOG Conf. - *Deposit (March 31, 1999)
of Canada - Membership for 1998/99 (April 1, 1999)
for Canada (Incorporation & Disclosure) (June 19, 1999)
|Government of Canada
- CSCOP Glossary (Sep. 25, 1998)
and sale of Glossary (Sep. 25, 1998)
and sale of Glossary (Oct. 2, 1998)
Sale of Glossary
(Nov. 9, 1998)
Canada ($5,000) and sale of Glossary (Dec. 4, 1998)
and sale of Glossary (Jan. 29, 1999)
term deposit certificate (Feb. 2, 1999)
(Mar. 12, 1999)
and sale of Glossary (May 21, 1999)
and sale of Glossary (June 11, 1999)
A cheque for $113.50 was returned in May 1999
|Credits minus Debits:
Balance on July
on June 11, 1999:
with Canada Trust in Edmonton
- CHEQUING ACCOUNT
(as of June 11, 1999)
Canada Trust in Edmonton
* $ 2,000.00 was
transferred from a certificate to chequing account
Ø It matured on February 2, 1999 and received an interest
rate of 3.7%
Ø It was renewed for 12 months at 3.525%
Ø Interest is credited to chequing account
Prepared on June 17,