About MAC

Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) was formed in 1955 as a non-profit scientific organization to promote and advance the knowledge of mineralogy and the allied disciplines of crystallography, petrology, geochemistry and mineral deposits.

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What we do at MAC...

MAC has a commitment to further public awareness of mineral sciences and promote excellence by giving out several medals and awards; two yearly scholarships of $5000, one to a MSc student and one to a PhD student; Travel and Research grants to assist honours undergraduate and graduate students in the mineral sciences; and the top student in introductory mineralogy course at each Canadian university can be nominated to receive the annual MAC Undergraduate Student Award.

Through annual meetings, short courses, publications and sponsored symposia, the Association provides a forum for the presentation and dissemination of current knowledge and advances to the worldwide community of earth scientists.

  • Dan Marshall - President

    Professor Emeritus - Earth Sciences | Simon Fraser University

    8888 University Dr
    Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
    Phone: 778-782-5474
    Fax: 778-782-4198
    Email: marshall@sfu.ca


  • Frederick Ford - Vice President

    Principal Mineralogist - Vale Canada Ltd.
    Base Metals Process | Technology and Innovation
    2060 Flavelle Blvd.
    Sheridan Park
    Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1Z9


  • Andrew Conly - Past President

    Associate Professor - Department of Geology | Lakehead University

    955 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E
    Phone: 807-343-846 | 807-346-7823
    Email: aconly@lakeheadu.ca


  • Rémy S. Poulin - Treasurer

    Dép. des Sciences Appliquées | Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
    555, boul. de l’Université
    Chicoutimi, QC, G7H 2B1
    Phone: 705-675-1151 ext 6575
    Email: ry_poulin@laurentian.ca

  • David McDonald - Finance Committee Chairman

    Assessments, Accounts and Benefits Processing Officer
    Canada Revenue Agency
    T1 Adjustments Department
    310 Ash Street
    Sudbury, ON P3C 1Z8
    Phone: 705-923-0996
    Email: david.norman.mcdonald1997@gmail.com

  • Crystal Laflamme - Councilor

    to May 2023

    Université Laval
    Dépt. de Géologie & de Génie-Géologique
    Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
    Québec, QC G1K 7P4
    Phone: 418-656-2131
    Fax: 418-656-7339
    Email: crystal.laflamme@ggl.ulaval.ca

  • Fred Gaidies - Councilor

    to May 2023

    Department of Earth Sciences
    2115 Herzberg Laboratories
    Carleton University
    1125 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
    Phone: 613-520-2600 ext 4435

  • Dr. Emmanuelle Cecchi - Councilor

    to May 2024

    445, Blvd de l’Universite
    Rouyn-Noranda QC J9X 5E4
    Phone : 819-762-0971 ext 2573
    Email : emmanuelle.cecchi@uqat.ca

  • Dr. Brian O’Driscoll - Councilor

    to May 2024

    Professor and Newmont Chair in Economic Geology
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    The University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    Phone: (+1) 613-562-5800 ext. 6764

  • Dr. L. Paul Bédard - Councilor

    to 2025

    Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
    Pavillon principal
    Département des sciences appliquées
    Bureau P4-3030
    555, boulevard de l’Université
    Chicoutimi QC G7H 2B1
    Phone: 418-545-5011 ext 2276
    Toll free: 1 800 463-9880 poste 2276
    Fax: 418-545-5012
    Email: paul_bedard@uqac.ca

  • Benjamin Williams, P.Geo

    to 2025

    Project Geologist
    Transition Metals Corp.
    Email: bwilliams@transitionmetalscorp.com

    Phone:  705-669-1777 ext 204

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