Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Queen's Geology wins Canada Region IBA competition


Congratulations to Queen's Geology students, Steve Diederichs, Judith Elliott, Nick Ettinger, Ben Ewasko, and Liam Wolfe on winning the Canada Region competition of the AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award.

AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. Teams analyze a dataset (geology, geophysics, land, production infrastructure, and other relevant materials) in the eight weeks prior to their local competition. Each team then delivers their results in a 25 minute presentation to a panel of industry experts. Further details on the award program and the competition can be found on the AAPG website.

Our Queen's team was the only one that was comprised predominantly of undergraduates, making this award especially significant. These students will now go on to represent Canada at the world-wide competition being held at the AAPG's annual meeting in Denver at the end of May.

From left to right: Dr. Bob Dalrymple, Benjamin Ewasko, Judith Elliott, Nicholas Ettinger, Stephen Diederichs, Liam Wolfe