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    Congratulations to Vanier scholarship winner Christy Caudill:

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    The anonymous donor has been revealed: In memory of Dr C. Gordon Winder

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.


Jun 22. Jeff Berger (Flemming/Schmidt (Brock)) PhD Geology and Planetary Science Public Lecture "Using Element Mobility in Fluids to Decipher an Aqueous History Preserved in the Sedimentary Rocks of Gale Crater, Mars" 1:00 pm BGS 1056.

Jun 23. Farewell Reception for Department Chair Dr. Gerhard Pratt and Administrative Officer Marie Schell. 3:00 pm P&A Atrium. Please RSVP by June 16 to Erika Huete by email to or phone (519) 661-3187.


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