A new president for the Geological Association of Canada
In May 2006, at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada (AGC/GAC), held in Montréal, Robert Marquis, Director of the Bureau de l’exploration géologique du Québec, was elected president .
The AGC/GAC is a learned society with more than 2000 members from across Canada and abroad. Three permanent employees staff its headquarters, at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland.
The AGC/GAC has twelve branch-related divisions and six regional sections, which promote geoscience at the national and international levels. In addition to chairing meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the AGC/GAC, the president also serves on other boards including those of the Canadian Geological Foundation and the Canadian Geoscience Council.
The Director of the Bureau de l’exploration géologique du Québec will therefore be in a position to promote the leadership of the MRNF’s Energy and Mines Sector to Canadian geoscience community leaders, distinguished university researchers, the directors of provincial and federal geological surveys and influential representatives of the mining and oil industry.