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During the 2020 Covid crisis the Geological Association of Canada`s Volcanology and Igneous Petrology (VIP) Division has been running a number of webinars. Some of these can now be accessed through our YouTube channel or as PDFs of the presentation.


April 21st, 2021, Dr. Dante Canil presented;

"The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary: a view from xenoliths and alkaline lavas"

February 18th, 2021, Nadia Mohammadiy presented;

"Greisen-Related Sn-W-Mo-Mineralized Mount Douglas Granite, New Brunswick, Canada: An Analysis of Fertility Indicators" PDF download

January 20th, 2021, Dr. Brendan Murphy presented;

"Appinite suites: small igneous complexes provide big clues into how continents are made"

January 7th, 2021, Dr. Louis Cabri presented;

"Reflections on mineralogy over nearly seven decades - anecdotes from the past - PGM and trace element analyses"

December 10th, 2020, Zsuzsanna Magyarosi (Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador) presented;

"The St. Lawrence Granite and associated fluorite mineralization, NF"

November 5th, 2020, Alex Wilson (UBC) presented;

"Glacial pumping of a magma-charged lithosphere: the link between ice and volcanoes in the Garibaldi volcanic belt"

October 1st, 2020, Nelson Eby (UMass) presented;

"A-type granites: characteristics and petrogenesis"

September 17th, 2020, Michelle DeWolfe (Mt Royal U) presented;

"Archean volcanic settings: Evaluating VMS prospectivity in the Slave craton"

September 3rd, 2020, John Stix (McGill) presented;

"The mechanisms of phreatic eruptions"

August 20th, 2020, Andy Kerr (MUN) presented;

"Long Walks, Lost Documents and the Birthplace of Igneous Petrology"

July 30th, 2020, John Hanchar (MUN) presented;

"What can the chemistry of magnetite tell us about magnetite-apatite deposits?"

July 23rd, 2020, Peter Hollings (Lakehead University) presented;

"Metallogeny and Magmatism of the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift"

July 9th, 2020, Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC) presented;

"Crystallization of magmatic sulfide liquids: Examples from Sudbury, Noril’sk and the Bushveld Complex - a tribute to Dr. Tony Naldrett"

June 25th, 2020, Catherine Hickson (Geothermal Canada) presented;

"Remembering Mount St. Helen’s and Honouring the Legacy of 2020 Penrose Medalist James G. Moore (USGS)"

June 11th, 2020, Lucie Mathieu (UQAC) presented;

"Magmatic evolution of a Neoarchean greenstone belt and significance for Cu-Au magmatic-hydrothermal systems"

Thursday May 28th, 2020, Melissa Anderson (UofT) presented;

“Volcanological Controls on Hydrothermal Venting on the Seafloor”

Thursday May 14th, 2020, John Greenough (UBC) presented; 

“Multidimensional Geochemical Space – The Last Frontier: Boldly Exploring, with MDS, Where No One Has Gone Before”

April 30th, 2020, Richard Ernst (Carleton U) presented;

“The plumbing system of Large Igneous Provinces, including insights from Venusian LIPs” PDF

April 15th, 2020, James Brenan (Dalhousie U) presented;

"Soret separation of iron isotopes in metallic liquids: Evidence for a leaky core?"