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.
Mar 24. Earth Sciences Colloquium: ES 4490E Undergraduate thesis presentations. Session I: 12:30-2:30 pm BGS 1053; Session II: 2:30-4:30 BGS 1056. Hosted by Dr. Liz Webb & Dr. Dazhi Jiang.
Mar 31. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Christian Schardt (University of Minnesota, Duluth) "Metal isotopic signatures associated with magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization-the Duluth Complex, Minnesota" 3:30 pm BGS 1056. Hosted by Dr. Audrey Bouvier.
Apr 20. 2017 Hutchinson Lecture: Dr. Peter Lightfoot (Richard W Hutchinson Visiting Industrial Professor) "Structural controls on nickel sulfide deposits: examples from China and Russia inform models for Voisey's Bay" 4:00 pm BGS 0153.