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Québec 2008 meeting: the spotlight is on geoscience history

This year, the Québec 2008 meeting will have the great privilege of taking place in the midst of celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Québec. Thus, it is not a coincidence if the science program has been designed to bridge the gap between the past and the present of geosciences. To this end, scheduled events will attempt to showcase our invaluable geological and architectural heritage, keep mineral resources in the foreground, and discuss topical environmental issues. This is why the program will cover the three following multidisciplinary topics:

1) Resources and Energy
2) Sustainable Environment
3) Earth Evolution

Québec, a city of history, culture and knowledge, will in its own unique way, outline the importance of geosciences in our society.

Just a short walk away from the Convention Centre, the “Gold in the Americas” exhibit will be officially inaugurated at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec, before leaving on an international tour to reveal the fascinating history of this precious metal.

Also at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec, interested parties can find out more about Earth sciences by visiting the educational and interactive exhibit entitled “The Earth Unveiled”.

Finally, delegates will be invited to a special event in the evening of May 27, 2008. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a cocktail dinner at the Musée de la civilisation, take advantage of an exclusive tour of the “Gold in the Americas” exhibit, and attend a captivating presentation on gold given by André E. Lalonde, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Make no mistake about it, Québec 2008 is a geological encounter you don’t want to miss!

Québec 2008 is an annual meeting jointly hosted by the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. This year, it is organized by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Université Laval, Natural Resources Canada, and Virginia Mines Inc. It will take place from May 26 to 28, 2008, at the Centre des Congrès de Québec.

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