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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.


Dec. 16: The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for the Summer 2015 NSERC USRA competition. Qualified undergraduate students interested in a summer research job are invited to apply.

Dec. 12: Sarah Sweeney's M.Sc. Thesis Allostratigraphy of the Upper Ordovician Blue Mountain Formation, Southwestern Ontario, Canada has been published in the online thesis repository.

Nov. 24: The Department of Earth Sciences would like to welcome Jen Heidenheim as our new Financial Assistant.

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