Brandon is the hub for the study of the geosciences in Western Canada this week as Brandon University (BU) students host the Western Inter-University Geosciences Conference (WIUGC).
The Department of Geology at BU brought the annual student-run conference to Brandon for the first time. The event began on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and concludes on Saturday, Jan. 12. The conference will be held at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, with some events taking place at BU.
Students from across Western Canada will be joined by industry representatives to share their research and ideas related to geology, geophysics and geoengineering. The WIUGC will also feature workshops where students can develop their technical skills, guest lectures, an industry fair and social events.