PALEONTOLOGY DIVISION MEETINGS
Canadian Paleontology Conference
The Canadian Paleontology Conference began in 1965 as the Seminar on Biostratigraphy. It later became known as the Eastern Canadian Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy Seminar, but "eastern" was removed in 1979 when it acquired a national scope and the first meeting was held in Western Canada. In 1991, the Seminar was renamed the Canadian Paleontology Conference. The Paleontology Division began its involvement with the Conference in 1977 when it co-sponsored the meeting with the University of Waterloo. The Division has sponsored this conference since 1979. The main goal of the CPC. and its predecessors has been to provide a relatively small, informal forum for presentation and discussion of current paleontological research, to be a welcome setting for student researchers to present their results and meet other researchers, and to visit sites of paleontological interest across the country. Since 1991, the CPC. Programs with Abstracts / Conference Proceedings and the CPC Field Trip Guidebook have been formally serialized. To recognize the importance of student research to Canadian paleontology and encourage student participation in the Conference, a cash award and a copy of Palaeontographica Canadiana are presented to the authors of the best student papers.
Recent and Upcoming Meetings
CPC-2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An announcement regarding CPC-2021 will be made as the year progresses.
CPC-2019 was held at the University of Toronto, Mississauga
CPC-2018 was held at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
CPC-2017 was hosted by the Calgary office of the Geological Survey of Canada