The 47th annual meeting of the Mineralogical Association of Canada was held May 27–29th at the University of Saskatoon, in the picturesque city of Saskatoon (“Hub City”), Saskatchewan. The meeting had over 530 registrants and included 11 field trips. One of the highlights for many attendees was the opportunity to view the new Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Radiation Facility, truly one of the most significant scientific facilities ever created in Canada. Visits, arranged as part of an MAC-organized short course (“Synchrotron Radiation: Earth, Environmental and Material Science Applications”), provided a behind-the-scenes look at the facility, which was nearing completion....

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