Welcome to the KEGS Foundation
Geophysics plays a vital role in the renewal of key global resources. As the principal technological forum for Canadian mining geophysics, KEGS (The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society) has become increasingly concerned about:
Significant decline in geophysics enrollment in Canada;
Shrinking geoscience departments; and
Reduced government support.
These concerns are heightened by the fact that in the new millenium increased global resource utilization and other critical geoscience issues (e.g., environmental problems and earthquake mitigation) will inevitably require additional innovative and knowledgeable geophysicists.
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The KEGS Foundation
To help address these concerns, the KEGS Foundation was established in 1999 with the principal objectives of:
Providing scholarships to support education in geophysics* in Canadian universities;
Commemorating the achievements of the current generation of Canadian geophysicists whose contributions include many technological advances and resource discoveries; and
Educating the public (especially high school students) about the role of geophysics and related career opportunities.
The KEGS Foundation is guided by eight volunteer Directors, consisting of seven senior geophysicists, plus the KEGS Past President. The Foundation is also advised by a distinguished panel of fifteen geophysicists from diverse organizations and regions across Canada who serve as Counselors, ensuring that the Foundation obtains input from the various sectors and interested parties, and in turn effectively communicates its scholarship program and other educational activities to universities, students, geophysical service companies and resource corporations across Canada.
How You Can Help
Many of us recall with pride and gratitude receiving scholarship support for our university studies, benefiting from significant contributions by previous generations. Your contribution will help the KEGS Foundation sustain these opportunities for future generations.
By completing and mailing the Donation Form today, you can help us build a bridge to the future.
KEGS Foundation Update,
April 21, 2017
Scholarship program renewed for next academic year (2017/18); deadline April 30!
Fundraising efforts intensified to support next year's anticipated scholarship awards; very generous donation from Lamontagne Geophysics appreciatively acknowledged, along with collective contributions by KEGS-Ottawa members
A number of current scholarship students expected to attend CIM and GAC/MAC meetings
Renewal of the Scholarship program for 2017/18: In view of the reasonably robust financial status of the Foundation, renewal of the scholarship program for the upcoming academic year (2017/18) has been formally announced and publicized, with at least 15 scholarships up to a value of $2000 expected to be awarded. Application deadline: April 30!
Fundraising efforts: Renewed donations are being actively sought to support the continuing scholarship program and related activities. Particular thanks are extended to Lamontagne Geophysics for their recent very generous donation, as well as to various contributions from KEGS-Ottawa members who responded to encouragement by Luise Sander. Individual donors are reminded that they can double the impact of their donation via the continuing matching donation program generously supported by Phoenix (see Foundation website for details).
Current scholarship recipients: A number of current scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the upcoming May meetings by CIM AGM in Montreal, the GAC/MAC meeting in Kingston and the annual CGU meeting in Vancouver.
* The KEGS Foundation, a federally chartered Canadian charitable organization (870164340RR0001),
acts as trustee for various named geophysical scholarship endowments as well as for the John E. Steers Field School Bursary which is administered by the CMIEF.
Matching Donation Program Initiated
The KEGS Foundation is very pleased to announce the launch of a matching donation program.
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How Students Can Apply
Interested undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in geophysics or a related field at a Canadian college or university are encouraged to apply (preferably by April 30
for the subsequent academic year) by submitting an application to the Foundation. The Foundation Directors, with advice from its counselors, will determine awards on an annual basis.
2015 Scholarship Awards
The Directors of the KEGS Foundation are very pleased to announce the awarding of twenty scholarships totalling more than $17,000 to ten undergraduate and ten graduate students in geophysics at thirteen Canadian universities for the forthcoming academic year (2015/2016). See details...
Recent News and Events
Recent scholarship presentations and related Foundation events.