Officers & Council

Officers of the Geological Association of Canada
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GAC President 2016 – 2017


Graham Young

Graham Young
Manitoba Museum

Graham Young has been Curator of Geology and Paleontology at the Manitoba Museum since 1993. At the Museum, Graham is responsible for carrying out research, building  collections, dealing with public inquiries, and preparing exhibits. His research focuses on Paleozoic environments, ecosystems, and unusual fossils such as jellyfish and horseshoe crabs. Most of his field research is on sites in northern Manitoba.

Graham has a B.Sc. in biology from the University of New Brunswick, an M.Sc. in geology from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of New Brunswick. After holding an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Graham moved to Winnipeg in 1990 to do research at the University of Manitoba.

Graham continues to be an Adjunct Professor at U of M, and is also a Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum, a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with APEGM, and a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada (FGC). He was Secretary-Treasurer of GAC Paleontology Division from 1995 to 2000, and a member of the organizing committees of the 1996 and 2013 Winnipeg GAC-MAC meetings.  Graham enjoyed being a GAC Councillor from 2002-2005, and happily returned as Vice President in 2015.


Past President

Victoria Yehl
Victoria Yehl

Victoria Yehl 
Senior Geologist, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission

Vice President

Stephen Morison
Stephen Morison

Stephen Morison
SRM Consulting Ltd.,
Nanaimo, BC

Secretary-Treasurer


James Conliffe

Dr. James Conliffe
Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador

Short Courses


Liz Stock

Liz Stock

Campus Liaison


Ihsan Al-Aasm

Ihsan Al-Aasm
University of Windsor

GAC Lecture Tours

Alwynne Beaudoin
Alwynne Beaudoin

Alwynne B. Beaudoin
Royal Alberta Museum,
Edmonton, Alberta

Communications Chair


Sally Pehrsson

Sally Pehrsson,
Geological Survey of Canada

Science Program Chair


Louise Corriveau
Louise Corriveau

Publications Chair

ALT
Chris White
Chris White
Nova Scotia Dept of Natural Resources

Finance Chair


Dène Tarkyth

Dène Tarkyth
Anglo American Exploration (Canada) Ltd.
Vancouver, BC

Section and Division Liaison

ALT
Oliver Bonham
Oliver Bonham
Geoscientists Canada
Burnaby, BC

GEOLOG Editor

Alwynne Beaudoin
Alwynne Beaudoin
Alwynne B. Beaudoin
Royal Alberta Museum,
Edmonton, Alberta

Geoscience Canada Editor


Andy Kerr

Andy Kerr
Memorial University

Awards Co-ordinator

David Pattison

David R.M. Pattison
University of Calgary

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