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Welcome to Earth Sciences at Western

Earth Sciences is the science of the planet Earth. We seek to understand the Earth's internal structure and composition; its dynamic character (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics); the processes that occur within it; the processes that shape its surface and the materials that constitute its surface layers; the origin, occurrence, extraction and conservation of the Earth's natural resources (minerals, fossil fuels, soils, and water); the place of the Earth within the Solar System, and the history of life on Earth.

Western's Department of Earth Sciences is a close-knit and dynamic department combining cutting edge academic and applied research with strong mentorship and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our graduates can be found in industry, academia and government across Canada and around the world. Come see us in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building to see what Earth Sciences has to offer.

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Sept 20. Taylor Haid MSc Geology Public Lecture "Utilization of Lidar Intensity Data and Passive Visible Imagery for Geological Mapping and Characterization of Planetary Surfaces" 1:30 pm, BGS 1065

Sept 23. Derek Kouhi MSc Geophysics Public Lecture "The Application of Geophysical Inversion Techniques to the Nechalacho Rare Earth Element Deposit, NT" 12:30 pm, BGS 1065

Sept 23. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Dr. Erika Rader, NASA Ames Research Center "Wax lava and artificial spatter: Fighting back against the unconstrainables of planetary geology." 3:30 pm, BGS 0153

Sept 29. Rebecca Wilks MSc Geology Public Lecture "Geochemical and petrographic study on the origin of melt veins at the West Clearwater Impact Structure, Canada" 9:30 am, BGS 1084

Oct 4. Imran Meghji MSc Geology Public Lecture "The character and distribution of Cu-PGE  mineralization at the Geordie Lake Deposit within the Coldwell Complex, Ontario" 9?00 am, BGS 1053

Oct 14. Colin Sproat PhD Geology Public Lecture "Evolution, Paleoecology, and Paleobiogeography of the Late Ordovician Brachiopod Fauna of Laurentia" 1:30 pm, Room TBA

Oct 19. Jun Shi MSc Geology Public Lecture "An Investigation of Multi-Generation Folds in Liuling Group South of the Shangdan Suture Zone in the Qinling Belt" 10:00 am, BGS 1053

Oct 24. Laura Colgrove MSc Geology Public Lecture "A Regional Chemical Characterization and Analysis of Groundwater in Eastern Ontario" 1:30 pm, BGS 1065

Oct 27. Tessa Plint MSc Gology Public Lecture "Giant beaver (Castoroides) palaeoecology inferred from stable isotopes" 9:00 am, BGS 1084

Nov 3. Lisa Cupelli PhD Geology and Planetary Science Public Lecture "Evolution of Mafic Impact Melt Bodies at the Crater Floor Interface of the Vredefort and Sudbury Impact Structures" 1 pm, BGS 1084



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