The George Mercer (G.M.) Dawson Club is a student-run undergraduate club for Geology and Geophysics students based in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

The G.M. Dawson Club has been supporting geoscience students at UBC since 1921. Our primary goals are to coalesce enthusiastic undergraduates with faculty and industry, facilitated by providing resources to students, initiating bonding within the geosciences community and embarking on invaluable geology based field trips.

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But, who is G.M. Dawson?

The club is named after George Mercer Dawson, a Canadian geologist, surveyor, author, teacher, civil servant, geographer, anthropologist, and palaeontologist renowned for creating the first maps of the Yukon used in the Klondike Gold rush.  A strong character and scientist, Dawson did not let his physical disabilities (from tuberculosis as a child) limit him in leading numerous expeditions across treacherous terrains, challenging even for the physically fit. Dawson City, YT, and Dawson Creek, BC, are named after him.

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  1. Hi,

    I hope this message finds you well. My name is Morgane, and I am part of a LFS 450 project in collaboration with SEEDS Sustainability Program.

    As part of our project, we are conducting a survey aimed at understanding the dietary habits of our student population. The insights gained from this survey will be instrumental in developing strategies to promote sustainable food consumption practices among students, thereby contributing significantly to our collective environmental goals.

    We believe that the Dawson Club, with its reach and influence among the student body, can play a pivotal role in this important initiative. Therefore, we are reaching out to kindly request your support in promoting our survey. Your assistance could come in various forms, such as:

    -Sharing the survey link through your email newsletters and social media platforms.
    -Allowing us to present our initiative at your upcoming meetings or events.
    -Any other means of support you deem fit for promoting the survey within your community.

    The survey is brief, taking approximately 5-8 minutes to complete, and is designed to be as engaging and informative as possible for the participants.

    We are more than willing to provide you with all the necessary materials and information for the promotion. Additionally, we are open to any suggestions or collaboration ideas you might have to increase the survey’s reach and effectiveness.

    Please let us know your thoughts on this collaboration or if there are any questions or further details you require. You can reach us at morgane.hh@outlook.com. We are eager to hear back from you at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you very much for considering our request. Your support can make a substantial difference in fostering a more sustainable future for all of us. We are looking forward to working with you!

    Warm regards,

    Morgane Meyer
    LFS 450

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