CSEG Foundation

About The CSEG Foundation

The CSEG Foundation is the registered charitable arm of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). Our mission is to encourage and support scientific, educational and charitable activities that benefit geophysicists through the solicitation of contributions aimed at promoting the development of geophysical knowledge, education and public awareness. Based in Calgary, we are a Canadian foundation with initiatives all across Canada.

Our activities are intended to supplement and support other CSEG committees by creating and increasing the Foundation's endowments in order to:

  • Establish programs supporting education in geophysics and the earth sciences;
  • Support post-secondary education in geophysics and the earth sciences, including the CSEG scholarship programs;
  • Support continuing education of geophysicists;
  • Support scientific activities and academic research programs;
  • Support the development and improvement of geophysical methods;
  • Liaise with other geophysical foundations throughout the world (e.g. SEG Foundation)
  • Support the preservation of the history of geophysical exploration.

The activities of the CSEG Foundation are carried out by dedicated volunteer CSEG members. Across Canada, the CSEG has a membership of 2000, which includes a student membership of 300. Its aim is to promote the science of geophysics as well as fellowship and cooperation among members.

The inspiration to form the CSEG Foundation and raise funds to support these activities come from the CSEG members' strong commitment to their profession and desire to create awareness and support study of the science of geophysics.

2016-2017 Calendar

CSEG Foundation 2016-2017 Calendar (PDF)

CSEG Foundation Directors 2018-19

  • Ron Larson
  • Kathleen Dorey
    Vice Chair
  • Neil Rutherford
    Director, Finance
  • Kristy Manchul
    Director, Communications
  • Adrian Smith
    Director, Outreach
  • Kun Guo
    Director, Travel Grants and Assistance
  • Neil Orr
    Director, Fund Development
  • Doug Bogstie
    Director, Fund Development
  • David Cho
    Director, Finance
  • Nancy Shaw
    Director and Secretary
  • Cec Keeping
    Director, Governance
  • Ian Watson
    Director, Scholarships
  • Jim Racette
    Managing Director
Foundation Members
Outgoing CSEGF board members receiving certificates of appreciation: Doris Ross, Mike Clement, Annette Milbradt and Perry Kotkas, with continuing chair, Larry Herd.
Foundation Members
Outgoing and incoming CSEGF board members at the AGM: Cec Keeping, Doug Bogstie, Ian Watson, Doris Ross, Helen Isaac, Marian Hanna, Nancy Shaw, Perry Kotkas, Pamela Bucher, Mike Clement, Susan Thomson, Doug Uffen, Annette Milbradt, Neil Orr, Neil Rutherford, Larry Herd, and Ron Larson.

CSEG Foundation Governance

Audited Financial Statements

CSEG Foundation Annual Reports

CSEG Foundation Report to Donors

CSEG Annual Report to Members