Latest Event Updates
GeoWomen is thrilled to invite you for guided group hikes to the Burgess Shale! Burgess Shale was first discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site tucked away in the Rockies of Yoho National Park only about two hours from Calgary. This magnificent site holds some of the world’s most unique fossils from the Cambrian explosion preserving hard parts and soft tissue. These fossils provide one of the best windows onto the origin of many modern animal groups and ecology of the first complex marine communities. More than a century after the first fossils were discovered, palaeontologists continue visiting these sites and building up collections for a variety of studies.
Join us for an exciting day in the mountains to learn more about the Burgess Shale and get a chance to meet people from the industry. Professionals, new grads, and students are welcome to register for one of the available hikes.
We are encouraging professionals to sponsor students or new grads who may not be able to afford paying for a hike. If you would like to be a sponsor or be sponsored, please send an email to Muzna Tariq at email@example.com. For any further inquiries please visit The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Or contact GeoWomen at (403) 466-4789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two hikes are open for registration for Friday, July 14, 2017.
Hike Option 1 | Walcott Quarry (Burgess Shale)
825 m (2,710 ft) elevation gain, 22 km (14 mi) round trip
$113.40 per person (each group will have 12 people max)
Meet at Burgess Shale Foundation in Field, BC at 8:00AM. Guided hike will begin at 8:30AM.
First discovered in 1909 by Charles Doolittle Walcott, recent interpretation of these exquisitely preserved 508 million year old fossils has influenced the scientific view of the evolution of life on Earth. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about our three themes: History of Life, Mountain Building and Glaciation, and Climate change in the Canadian Rockies.
The publication of Stephen Jay Gould’s Wonderful Life in 1989 raised public awareness about the exquisitely preserved fossils of the Burgess Shale. Jean-Bernard Caron’s February 2014 announcement about the discovery of the Marble Canyon site in Kootenay NP has further increased interest in visiting the Walcott Quarry. Due to the high demand, the dates for this hike fill quickly. Please also consider visiting the Mt Stephen Fossil Beds, where Burgess Shale-type biota were first recognized in 1886.
Hike Option 2 | Mount Stephen Trilobite Beds
795 m (2,610 ft) elevation gain, 8 km (5 miles) round trip
$94.50 per person (each group will have 12 people max)
Meet at Burgess Shale Foundation in Field, BC@9:00AM. Guided hike will begin@9:30AM.
If you are new to the Burgess Shale and wish to see abundant and obvious Cambrian fossils, this is the hike to do. The site is strewn with rock slabs containing appendages of the Cambrian predator Anomalocaris canadensis; trilobites Ogygopsis klotzi, Olenoides serratus and Elrathina cordillerae as well as brachiopods and sponges.
The Mount Stephen Fossil Beds were discovered in 1886, after railway workers reported finding what they called “stone bugs” in the talus on the slopes of Mount Stephen. Learn about the environment in which these creatures lived and perished and why many of the species that are found here do not occur at the Walcott Quarry site.
Registration Details :
1) To register, click the following link: Burgess Shale Guided Hikes
2) Please pick between Walcott Quarry or Mt. Stephen tour.
3) Scroll down for online booking and specify Friday, July 14th, 2017 for tour hike. If you wish to sponsor a student please add an extra ticket into your booking.
4) Once you click continue you will be prompted to fill in your personal information. If you are sponsoring a student please fill in your own name but provide (403) 466-4789 for contact number and email@example.com for email. At the end of the page you will notice a “NOTE” section at the end of the page.
5) Please enter GEOWOMEN GROUP into this space, as it will help us place you under out tour group!
Networking is more important than ever. Whether you are a job-seeker or gainfully employed you never know what’s around the next corner. In today’s fluid employment marketplace, how does your LinkedIn Profile rank?
To answer this question and other further questions related to Linkedin Profile this April 10, 2017 Geowomen will have Clifford Wessel to answer the questions.
Clifford Wessel, 02yellow Inc. is a senior career coach with 15+ years experience working with leaders and professionals primarily in Oil & Gas. He is highly sought-after for his expertise in Career Assessments, Branding, Strategy, and LinkedIn. He has coached 1000+ clients across 6 continents in both English and Spanish and has 40+ recommendations from former and present clients on LinkedIn
He will review:
1. LinkedIn 101: 7 steps required to complete your LinkedIn profile.
2. LinkedIn 201: How to optimize and brand your LinkedIn profile.
3. LinkedIn 301: How to use some of LinkedIn’s most advanced features, including Boolean searches
Details of the event:
DATE: Monday, April 10 2017 11.30AM – 1PM
LOCATION : Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists | Canada’s Energy Geoscientists
+15 Level, 540 – 5th Avenue SW
AGENDA: 11:30AM Networking
12:00 Presentation by Integral Coach, Clifford Wessel
As always, this is a free Event – No registration required. Women and men are invited to attend. Dont forget to bring along your lunch and your questions.
The Alberta Innovation Engine is a platform designed to retool Albertans for the new economy. We provide informative sessions on areas of focus for economic diversification, inspiring talks from entrepreneurs, and workshops designed to kickstart new businesses by pairing high-caliber teams with common industry problems.
Come check us out and have a chance to contribute to the program design for 2017!
DATE AND TIME
Thu, January 26, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM MST
240 Riverfront Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P
Geowomen is excited to start the 2017 with our upcoming presentation on January 26 which will be given by Jackie Forrest, P.Eng., MBA – Director of Research, ARC Energy Research Institute . Jackie will be talking about “FORECASTING TREND IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY FOR 2017”
Jackie Forrest is the Director of Research at ARC Energy Institute. Jackie actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought after public speaker with 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She has written numerous blogs and columns on energy issues, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Oil Bulletin and the National Post publications. She is also a recognized expert in analyzing oil and gas systems in a carbon constrained world. Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA. Jackie has published more than 16 public papers on energy issues, covering a range of topics, including US oil supply sources, markets for Canadian crude oil, environmental regulation, technology and five papers on life cycle GHG emissions from crude oil. Jackie has extensive experience moderating dialogues, helping people share different perspectives on issues critical to the future of energy markets. Jackie attended the University of Calgary where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. She also has an MBA from Queens University. You can follow her on Twitter @JackieForrest and at www.arcenergyinstitute.com
WHEN : Thursday January 26 2017
WHERE: The University of Alberta Calgary Centre, #120, 333 – 5th Ave SW
AGENDA: 11:30AM Networking
12:00 Presentation by Jackie Forrest
Note: this is a free Event – no registration required, women and men are invited to attend.
November Event : Weighing Your Options: The Potential Impacts of Different Work Arrangements for Women
Tough economic times have a significant impact on our connection to work and work arrangements (e.g., full-time, part-time, contract). With the understanding that there is no “one size fits all” approach to work, the presentation will explore different work arrangements and the positive and negative impacts on both career trajectory and work-life balance. GeoWomen, in this opportunity will host a presentation by Rachael Pettigrew, PhD – Assistant Professor at the Bissett School of Business. The presentation will address the unique professional challenges faced by women in male-dominated industries.
Rachael Noelle Pettigrew, PhD, lives in Calgary and, after 12 years at the University of Manitoba, is now an Assistant Professor in Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. In addition to being an experienced instructor and presenter (and mother of 2), Rachael is an active researcher. Her research follows two streams. Her primary research focuses on the work-life interface, but with specific interest in organizational culture, gender in the workplace, and family-supportive policies. Her secondary research stream involves workplace diversity and the role of the employer in newcomer settlement experience.
Details of the event:
Monday, November 14, 2016
The University of Alberta Calgary Centre
#120, 333 – 5 Avenue SW
12:00 Presentation by Rachael Pettigrew
Important to note here that this is a free event, no registration required, women and men are invited to attend. Bring your lunch and your questions. GeoWomen of Calgary is a member of AWSN. If you would like updates on future events, please join our GeoWomen LinkedIn Group
National Post recently issued an interesting article about jobless in Alberta: Tens of thousands of energy professionals are out of work and out of hope. Link of the full article.
Importantly, the article features the speaker of September ‘s Geowomen event, Marian C. Hanna, ICD.D, P. Geoph, CSEG President.
Join Geowomen Event this Sept 22 to find out more as Marian will be sharing her thoughts about the article and an update on what the joint societies (CSEG, CSPG, CWLS, CSUR & SPE) are doing to engage our governments on behalf of their professional members.