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    AESRC 2017: Conference Information

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    New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth's origin: Dr. Bouvier:

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    Western planetary scientist readies Mars mission with exciting new surface images:

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 1. Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

Dec 2. Mansour Al Hashim PhD Geology Public Lecture "Sedimentology and geochemistry of the mixed carbonate-siliciclastic Espanola Formation, Paleoproterozoic Huronian Supergroup, Bruce Mines" 1:00 pm, BGS 1065

Dec. 2. ES Colloquium Series, GL/GP 9580/9680  Seminar Presentations, Three Minute Thesis, 3:30 pm, BGS 0153

Jan 5. Closing date for applications for Assistant Professorship in Mineral Exploration


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