The Pacific Section (GAC-PAC) is a section of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC). The main objective of the GAC-PAC is to foster and promote geoscience in the Pacific Region of Canada. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Sponsor and support the annual British Columbia Geological Survey Open House
    • Help organize and sponsor social and outreach events throughout the year (e.g. PAC Bonspiel, UVIC student events, field trips, community outreach, Earthbound talks)


GAC-PAC – University of Victoria (SEOS) Student Scholarship – $1000

It has been awarded annually since 1995 to an SEOS undergraduate student who is nominated by an SEOS faculty committee.  Since 2017, the Pacific Section approved contributing an additional $500, making the entire award amount $1000.

2021 award winner

Grayson Soetaert

Past recipients:

2020 – Taylor Robinson

2019 – Cameron Knox

2018 – Saskia Kowallik


President:  Luke Ootes



Treasurer: Alexei Rukhlov

Past President: Bram van Straaten

Members at Large:

Adrian Hickin


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Contact Us

Luke Ootes (President):

Email: luke.ootes@gov.bc.ca