Happy December… T’is the season for SNOW, SNOW and more SNOW! I know that many of us will be attending the holiday parties that happen in November and December, so please make sure you play safe and keep your friends and colleagues safe. (Personally, I would prefer to play safe on a beach somewhere…)

Also, if you haven’t yet, please make sure that you vote in this year’s CSEG election. I was reading through all of the candidate bios, and am very pleased with the experience and aspirations of our candidate pool. Thank you to all of you for allowing your names to stand.



Registration for the 39th Annual CSEG Doodlespiel is now open! Please visit the Doodlespiel website at www.doodlespiel. com for entry forms and additional details. This year the Doodlespiel will be returning to Lethbridge on January 21, 22 and 23, 2011. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Doodlespiel curlers at the Lethbridge Lodge (1-800-661-1232 or www.lethbridgelodge.com) and the Coast Hotel (1-800- 716-6199 or www.coasthotels.com). Book early to ensure you get a room and be sure to mention you are with the Doodlespiel to receive discounted rates.

For those interested in sponsoring this year’s event sponsorship forms are available on the Doodlespiel website. Adam Sly and Trent Olson are the 2011 sponsorship coordinators. Sponsorship is always welcome and appreciated!

This year’s event has been capped at 80 teams so register early to make sure your team gets in. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again for what promises to be another exciting year!

– CSEG Doodlespiel Committee 2011

University of Alberta – UAGGS

We, the graduate geophysics students at the University of Alberta, have recently established a new Student Chapter, UAGGS (University of Alberta Graduate Geophysical Society), under the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

The main objective of our organization is to promote interest in, and knowledge of, Geophysics and associated sciences, and to promote friendship and cooperation among those interested in the Geophysical sciences. Our goals aim to incorporate the graduate students’ body as a part of our activities. We are planning to invite speakers from academia and industry to give talks in the Department of Physics, and engage the audience in discussion and debate about the subjects presented. We also want to participate in a Project of Merit subsidized by the SEG. This involves using Geophysics and Geology as a tool to solve a problem in a Community, for instance some environmental issue. We plan to organize mixers for doing an ice-breaking with the members of the Society, and also mixers involving representatives from the industry.

As a new student chapter, one of our main goals is to increase number of members. We are currently recruiting new members from the Department of Physics and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. We believe that diversity of graduate students will strengthen our activities and will be fruitful for both departments. We are currently seeking sponsors, both individuals and companies, to support us financially. We will be happy to put the logo of such sponsor on our website (under construction). To contact us for more information or sponsorship, please contact the president of UAGGS, Idowu Oluwaseyi (oai@ualberta.ca).

Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics

We are excited to announce that the CSEG peer-reviewed journal Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics (CJEG) is being revived under the guide of Larry Lines, Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary and Satinder Chopra, Arcis. An electronic version of the CJEG will be published 1-2 times per year with each issue containing usually 6-12 referenced papers.

A call for papers is happening in 2010, and the first publication is scheduled for June 2011. For those members unfamiliar with the CJEG, you may find electronic versions on the CSEG website at the following address: http://cseg.ca/resources/journal

For information on paper requirements, please contact Larry Lines (lrlines@ucalgary.ca), CJEG Co-Editor.

ARCIS Corporation –New Website Launch

At Arcis we value our clients, and we want to demonstrate our commitment to them in a website with up-to-date, relevant content. Our newly redesigned website is user-friendly, contains industry leading subject matter, and invites you to experience our unique corporate culture. Please take a few minutes and visit us at www.arcis.com. If you like what you see please pass it along to others!

Arcis offers seismic solutions to the energy industry including seismic data processing, reservoir analysis, participation “spec” surveys, geotechnical services, project management, data marketing and access to an extensive data library.



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