The latest updates from the CFES and our member associations and related societies.
CFES is calling for two new board members. Please see the attached board descriptions and submit your application prior to Monday, November 23, 2020.
Director of Communications: The Communications Director is responsible for communication of CFES activities to the broad Earth Science community, other science communities, students, and the public in general.
Director of External Engagement: We are looking for an individual with the time and enthusiasm to be proactive in seeking out and responding to opportunities to publicize the Earth Sciences and its contributions to the general public, policy-makers, governments at all levels, and the media.
CFES congratulates Professor Dominique Weis on being awarded the 2020 CFES Mentorship Medal. CFES is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Mentorship Medal. Please see the Mentorship Medal page for details on the award to Professor Weis, recognition of past recipients and the nomination process.
Congratulations to the Cliffs of Fundy, in Nova Scotia, and Discovery, in Newfoundland and Labrador, on their recent designation as UNESCO Global Geoparks! With rock dating back to more than half a billion years, the Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark, a part of which overlaps with the traditional lands of the now-extinct Beothuk people, contains some of the most spectacular and best-preserved Ediacaran fossils in the world. With more than 40 geosites across 125 km, the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark visitors can discover the world's highest tides, Canada's oldest dinosaur fossils, and magnificent landscapes steeped in Acadian tradition and Mi'kmaq legends, tales and culture.
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics has launched an international survey on geoethics. The goal is to better understand the geoscience community's perception of the importance of the ethical and social aspects in geoscience research and practice. All members of the geoscience community are invited to fill in the questionnaire "Geoethics in the Geoscience" at: https://form.jotformeu.com/93223788145362
Call for members to join the Council of the International Geoscience Programme (deadline: May 15, 2020): The purpose of this call is to invite nominations for three new candidates to become members of the IGCP Council. The current call concerns the following themes: Hydrogeology, Geodynamics, and Earth Resources. There is no limit to the number of nominations an organization can submit. We especially encourage nominations from female researchers or researchers based in African, Asian or Latin-American countries.