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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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Call for applications: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment

Mar 2. SCUGOG Lecture: Dr. Dominique Weis (CRC and Director, Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia) "An Overview of Canadian Volcanoes: Location, Risks and Future Studies" 7:00 pm MC 110. Hosted by Dr. Audrey Bouvier.

Mar 3. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Dr. Dominique Weis (CRC and Director, Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia) "The Fine Structure of the Hawaiian Mantle Plume and its Relation to the Earth’s Deep Mantle." 3:30 pm BGS 1056. Hosted by Dr Audrey Bouvier.

 



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