The Young Professionals group was started in 2017 to help promote the development of Canada's next generation of petroleum geologists. To achieve this end the group focuses on organizing events that will expand early career geoscientists breadth in geology, strengthen their soft skills, and create an enthusiastic community of young scientists within the CSPG. Our goal is to engage senior undergraduate/graduate students, new graduates, and professionals in the early stages of their careers to build dynamic networks that will serve them for their careers. The group has no technical specialization, and will help expose members to fields they may not see in the course of their work.

The Young Professionals group is always looking for speakers, volunteers, and ideas for events people would like to see. If you have ideas about what you would like to see, or want to get involved, please reach out to the committee contact below. As new events are planned the information will be posted on this page, so be sure to check back often.

Young Professional's Committee Chair- Scott Norlin (


Bike & Brew June 15, 2019- *cancelled*

YGP/Summer Student Field Trip

Burgess Shale: Mount Stephen – Trilobite Beds Hike

July 20th, 2019

Time: 6:00am – 5:00pm
Pick Up & Drop Off Location: Outside of Gulf Canada Square (401 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3C5)

Field Trip Registration includes:
- Bus transportation 
- Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Snacks and Water
- Burgess Shale Guide Fee
- Burgess Shale Guidebook

CSPG Student Rate:          $  70 + GST
YGP CSPG Member Rate: $170 + GST
YGP Non Member Rate:    $200 + GST

Registration Cut Off Date: June.19th, 2019 

Field Trip Description:
If you are new to the Burgess Shale and wish to see abundant and obvious Cambrian fossils, this is the hike to do.  The site is strewn with rock slabs containing appendages of the Cambrian predator Anomalocaris canadensis; trilobites Ogygopsis klotzi, Olenoides serratus and Elrathina cordillerae as well as brachiopods and sponges.

The Mount Stephen Fossil Beds were discovered in 1886, after railway workers reported finding what they called "stone bugs" in the talus on the slopes of Mount Stephen.  Learn about the environment in which these creatures lived and perished and why many of the species that are found here do not occur at the Walcott Quarry site.  This is a great hike for kids who will enjoy studying the rocks to find relatively large, easily recognizable fossils.

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