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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.


Jan 13. Extended Earth Science Colloquium, ES 4490 Thesis Proposals, 2:30-4:50 BGS 0153

Feb 9. APGO Networking Event. Dr. Peter Lightfoot (Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor) “Nickel Sulfide Ore Deposits and Impact Melts: Origin of the Sudbury Igneous Complex” 5:30 BGS 1053

Feb 10. Yonghua Cao PhD Geology Public Lecture "Cu-Pd mineralization and exploration geochemistry of the Eastern Gabbro, Coldwell Alkaline Complex, ON, Canada" 9:30 am, BGS 1053.


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