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.
Sept. 15: We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Neish has accepted an offer to join the Department on July 1st, 2015, as an Assistant Professor in the field of Planetary Sciences. Dr. Neish brings with her an impressive background in Planetary Science, having served on the science teams for several NASA missions, with special expertise in planetary radar. Dr. Neish will provide new links between the Department of Earth Sciences, the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. We look forward very much to welcoming Dr. Neish to the Department.
Sept. 12: Ryan Hladyniuk's Ph.D. thesis The Late Quaternary Paleolimnology of Lake Ontario has been published in the online thesis repository.
Aug. 31: James Goacher's M.Sc. thesis Peat as an Archive of Remote Mercury Deposition in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada has been published in the online thesis repository.
Aug. 29: Weiyin Chen's M.Sc. thesis The Development of L-tectonites in High-strain Zone Settings: A Multiscale Modeling Investigation has been published in the online thesis repository.