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.
Sept 29. Rebecca Wilks MSc Geology Public Lecture "Geochemical and petrographic study on the origin of melt veins at the West Clearwater Impact Structure, Canada" 9:30 am, BGS 1084
Oct 4. Imran Meghji MSc Geology Public Lecture "The character and distribution of Cu-PGE mineralization at the Geordie Lake Deposit within the Coldwell Complex, Ontario" 9:00 am, BGS 1053
Oct 5. Denise Anders PhD Geology Public Lecture "The Sudbury Impact Structure - New Insights Into the Origin and Emplacement of the Basal Onaping Intrusion and the Parkin, Trill and Foy Offset Dykes of the North Range" 1"00 pm, BGS 1084
Oct 14. Colin Sproat PhD Geology Public Lecture "Evolution, Paleoecology, and Paleobiogeography of the Late Ordovician Brachiopod Fauna of Laurentia" 1:30 pm, BGS 1056
Oct 19. Jun Shi MSc Geology Public Lecture "An Investigation of Multi-Generation Folds in Liuling Group South of the Shangdan Suture Zone in the Qinling Belt" 10:00 am, BGS 1053
Oct 24. Laura Colgrove MSc Geology Public Lecture "A Regional Chemical Characterization and Analysis of Groundwater in Eastern Ontario" 1:30 pm, BGS 1065
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 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