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.
Oct 21. ES Colloquium Series, Dr. Mariek Schmidt "The Mars Mantle: Insights from Rover Missions and Terrestrial Analogues" 3:30 pm, BGS 0153
Oct 24. Laura Colgrove MSc Geology Public Lecture "A Regional Chemical Characterization and Analysis of Groundwater in Eastern Ontario" 1:30 pm, BGS 1065
Oct 27. Tessa Plint MSc Geology Public Lecture "Giant beaver (Castoroides) palaeoecology inferred from stable isotopes" 9:00 am, BGS 1084
Oct 28. Deana Schwarz PhD Geology Public Lecture "A Stable Isotope Investigation of Pollen from Pinery Provincial Park, Southwestern Ontario, Canada"
Nov 1. Liana Stammers MSc Geology Public Lecture "Geochemical Constraints of the Gold Mineralization Sources from the South Mine Complex and the Main/’04 Breaks, Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario"1:30 pm, BGS 1069
Nov 3. Lisa Cupelli PhD Geology and Planetary Science Public Lecture "Evolution of Mafic Impact Melt Bodies at the Crater Floor Interface of the Vredefort and Sudbury Impact Structures" 1 pm, BGS 1065
Nov 4. ES Colloquium Series, Ted Urbancic (KEGS Speaker)