Cordilleran Section, GSA
105th Annual Meeting
7-9 May 2009
Kelowna’s growing reputation as a tourist town is due to the region’s lakes, ski hills, and vineyards, but Kelowna is also a geological paradise. Located in the northern end of the North American extensional regions on the interior plateau and situated between major mountain belts, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley offer many field trip opportunities, including trips to regions exhibiting extension, compressional, and volcanic processes. The accessible geology includes Proterozoic basement complexes, Eocene and Miocene volcanic-plutonic complexes, and Quaternary glacial and deglacial landforms and sediments. Kelowna is also within a few hours’ drive of the Burgess Shales area.
Our venue, the rapidly expanding UBC-O campus, includes an Arts building with six super-classrooms with first-rate audiovisual resources, and the gym will provide excellent space for posters and exhibits. Cafeteria facilities are in the new University Center and the Student Services Building. The meeting is timed to coincide with the end of the academic year, so ample parking will be available on campus.
Kelowna is easily accessible, with an international airport serviced by several airlines just minutes from campus. Early May weather in southern British Columbia is generally pleasant, with sunny skies, highs averaging 18 °C (mid-60s F), and lows around 8 °C (around mid 40s F).
The Cordilleran Section is one of the most active sections in GSA, and its past meetings have been well attended and highly successful. Please join us in May 2009 for a great meeting.
The Cordilleran Section also has a supplemental Web site where you may find additional details about the meeting.