|Topic:||Annual General Meeting and Dinner|
|Keynote:||Prof. Dr. John Clague P.Geo., FGC
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University
|Date:||Wednesday January 27|
Annual General Meeting: 5:00 pm
||The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver|
Prof. Dr. John Clague spoke on:
A geologist's quest to understand our 'blue planet'
Dr. Clague outlined that Geology, or "earth science" – the commonly used term today – provides essential context for some of the big and complex issues that we face today, for example climate change, resource limits, sustainability, and natural hazards. Aided by slides and scientific data graphs. Dr. Clague presented several geological "vignettes" – studies that he has done in some of Earth's beautiful and remote places in order to understand how our planet works.
His lifetime quest to understand the workings of our "blue planet" has been driven by a hope that humans can collectively chart a path to a sustainable future. Examples of dynamic earth crust plate tectonics were used to illustrate the development of continents, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and ocean tsunamis across the globe. Special attention was given to potential developments along the American north-west coast line affecting our region, illustrated with spectacular slides.
Slides, diagrams and pictures of various geological models used in the presentation:
Continental Drift 3.3 Billion Years (Youtube)
Earth 100 Million Years From Now (Youtube)
The event was attended by 33 members and guests.
|Dr. John and Lexie Clague with members
Matthew Walton-Knight (ICE) and
Alan Wood (IET)
|Dr. John Clague and Cecilia Bernabe|
|Committee members and guests at dinner|
|Douglas Yee (ICE) and Arul Raja in discussion|
|Gr. Clague explaining|
|Dr. Clague illustrating major land shifting in western Europe|