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Four new cotutelle PhD scholarships

July 15, 2015

The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University have funded four new cotutelle PhD scholarships. Three projects:

  1. Volcanic tremor and gas flux at Popocatepetl, Mexico: A crucial test of a new model to predict deadly explosive eruptions
  2. Magmatic volatile fluxes through two subduction zones: The Canadian Cascades and the Lesser Antilles
  3. Glaciovolcanism in the Garibaldi Volcanic Arc: From Data to Models

were selected with a fourth project pending.


Second Franco-Canadian scientific workshop

June 1-3, 2015

Workshop 2015
Press conference at start of workshop.
From the left: Mark Jellinek (UBC), Alain Bussière (Vice-President Conseil Général d’Auvergne), Mathias Bernard (UBP President), Séverine Moune (LMV-OPGC), Pierre Schiano (LMV-ClerVolc), John Hepburn (UBC, VP Research & International), Mathieu Leporini (Science & Technology attaché, French Embassy in Canada), Glyn Williams-Jones (SFU).

An extremely successful 3 day scientific and planning workshop was held at the Institut d’Auvergne du Développement des Territoires de Clermont-Ferrand. Researchers in geology and volcanology from the Université Blaise Pascal, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University met to report on the preliminary results of ongoing research and to discuss future projects.

The Vice-Presidents, Research from SFU (Dr Joy Johnson) and UBC (Dr John Hepburn) joined the President of UBP (Dr Mathias Bernard) to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between the three universities. One result of this is the funding of four cotutelle Ph.D. fellowships. The projects for these will be determined in mid-July, 2015.

See also reports of the workshop by ClerVolc and La Montagne (in French).