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: We would like to congratulate Behzad Hassani, Yelena Kropivnitskaya, and Xiaoming Zhang, this year's winners of the Geophysics Travel Scholarship.
Oct. 17: Maurice Nguyen's M.Sc. thesis Glacial Stratigraphy of the Ridge River Area, Northern Ontario: Refining Wisconsinan Glacial History and Evidence for Laurentide Ice Streaming has been published in the online thesis repository.
Oct. 4: Meghan Kline's M.Sc. thesis Peatland-Stream Hydrological and Biogeochemical Connectivity in the James Bay Lowland, Ontario has been published in the online thesis repository.
Oct. 2: Attieh Eshaghi's Ph.D. thesis Magnitude Estimation for Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warning Systems has been published in the online thesis repository.