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.

Past recipients:

2020 –

2019 – Taylor Robinson

2018 – Cameron Knox

2017 – Saskia Kowallik


President:  Bram van Straaten

Vice-President:  Janet Riddell

Secretary: Rebecca Hunter

Treasurer: Alexei Rukhlov

Past President: Adrian Hickin

Members at Large:

Neil Wildgust, Gabe Fortin, Dejan Milidragovic, Ray Lett


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Contact Us

Bram van Straaten (President):

Email: bram.vanStraaten@gov.bc.ca


Rebecca Hunter (Secretary):

Email: rebecca.hunter@gov.bc.ca