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.


Feb. 27. MSc Geology Public Lecture. Candidate: Matthew Maloney. Title: “Calcium Isotopes in Natural and Experimental Carbonated Silicate Melts” 1:30 pm in BGS 1084

Mar. 2. Colloquium speaker: Dr. Ian Power "Magnesium carbonates: Deposition, diagenesis, rates and implications for carbon storage" 3:30pm, BGS 0153

Mar. 5. Earth Sciences' PDAC Alumni Reception 5-8PM at Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Mar. 9.  Colloquium speaker: Dr. Chris Yakymchuk "Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Metamorphic Petrology" 3:30 pm, BGS 0153

Mar. 10. March Break Open House 9am-4pm