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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.


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, Dr. Jean Legault (KEGS Speaker) 3:30 pm, BGS 0153

Nov 11. ES Colloquium Series, Dr. Phil Stooke, Geography "Mapping other worlds:  Asteroids and other non-spherical objects." 3:30 pm, BGS 0153

Nov. 17. APGO Networking Event, 5:30 - 8:30, BGS 1053. Please register

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