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.
Apr 20. 2017 Hutchinson Lecture: Dr. Peter Lightfoot (Richard W Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor) "Structural controls on nickel sulfide deposits: examples from China and Russia inform models for Voisey's Bay" 4:00 pm BGS 0153.
May 3. Sebastian Braganza (Atkinson) MSc Geophysics Public Lecture "Developing and Testing a Model of Site Amplification for Southern Ontario" 9:30 am BGS 1084.
Jun 23. Farewell Reception for Department Chair Dr. Gerhard Pratt and Administrative Officer Marie Schell. 3:00 pm P&A Atrium. Please RSVP by June 16 to Erika Huete by email to email@example.com or phone (519) 661-3187.