Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Events Calendar


Event Name


Time & Location

Mon. Aug. 31, 2015 Poster Session Course-Based M.Sc. Poster Presentation Session
1:30 PM, MSA Atrium
Tue. Sep. 29, 2015 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Farnoush Tahmasebi, Carbon and nitrogen isotopic investigations of the late Pleistocene paleoecology of eastern Beringia, Yukon Territory 1:30 PM, TBA

Past Events 2014-15


Event Name


Time & Location

Thu. Sep. 4, 2014 Ph.D. Defense Lecture

Ryan Hladyniuk, The Late Quaternary Paleolimnology of Lake Ontario

1:30 PM, BGS 1084
Sat. Sep. 6, 2014 CLRN Event

International Observe the Moon Night

4-10 PM, Cronyn Observatory
Fri. Sep. 12, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Gerhard Pratt, Department of Earth Sciences Town Hall, Introductions & Current Affairs 3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Mon. Sep. 15, 2014 Ph.D. Defense Lecture

Attieh Eshaghi, Magnitude Estimation for Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warning Systems

1:30 PM, BGS 1084
Mon. Sep. 15, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture

Maurice Nguyen, Glacial Stratigraphy of the Ridge River Area, Northern Ontario: Refining Wisconsinan Glacial History and Evidence for Laurentide Ice Streaming

2:30 PM, BGS 1069
Fri. Sep. 19, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture

Meghan Kline, Peatland-Stream Hydrological and Biogeochemical Connectivity in the James Bay Lowland, Ontario

1:00 PM, BGS 1084
Fri. Sep. 19, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Patricia Corcoran, Western University. An anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Oct. 3, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Graduate Geosciences Society - Research Colloquium
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Wed. Oct. 8, 2014 10th Annual CPSX Distinguished Lecture Sara Seager, MIT. Finding Earth's Twin - the Great ESCape
7:00 PM, Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
Tue. Oct. 14, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture

Mike Laliberty, A Surface Chemistry Study of the Effects of Zinc Sulphate on Sphalerite during Flotation Separation at the Laronde Mine

9:30 AM, SSC 3024
Thu. Oct. 16, 2014 Ph.D. Defense Lecture

Azadeh Fereidoni, Seismicity Processes in the Charlevoix Seismic Zone, Eastern Canada

1:30 PM, BGS 1084
Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Maurice Lamontagne, Natural Resources Canada. Past and Future Earthquakes in Eastern Canada
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Tim McCoy, Smithsonian Institution. The MESSENGER Mission and Mercury: Revealing the secrets of the innermost planet (note room and time change)
4:30 PM, BGS 0165
Thu. Nov. 6, 2014 CSPG Guest Speaker Astrid Arts, Cenovus Energy. A Girl's Guide to the Oil Patch & Life as a Petroleum Geologist
5:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Nov. 7, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Matt Izawa, Royal Ontario Museum. Integrating meteorite science with remote sensing
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Kegan Farrick, Runoff generation in Tropical dry forest watershed: Processes, Patterns and Connectivity 9:00 AM, BGS 1084
Fri. Nov. 14, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium Jonathan O'Neil, University of Ottawa. Nature and evolution of Earth’s Hadean crust: Insights from the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone belt
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Sarah SweeneyAllostratigraphy of the Upper Ordovician Blue Mountain Formation, Southwestern Ontario, Canada 1:00 PM, BGS 1069
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium David Good, Western Fyfe Chair. Connecting the Coldwell Alkaline Complex to the evolution of the North American Midcontinent Rift: Step 1
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Randy CampbellControls on Syenite-Hosted Gold Mineralization in the Western Timmins Camp 9:00 AM, BGS 1084
Thu. Nov. 27, 2014 APGO Lecture & Social Mixer Robin GoadFortune Minerals Limited – Building a Diversified Producer and Important North American Supplier of Raw Materials Critical to a Growing World Economy 5:30 PM, BGS 1056
Fri. Nov. 28, 2014 Earth Sciences Colloquium GL/GP 9580A/9680A Grad Seminar Participants - Presentations
2:30 PM, BGS 0153
Mon. Dec. 8, 2014 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Bahareh Kasmai, Morphological And Structural Mapping Of The Oudemans Impact Crater Layered Central Uplift, Mars
9:30 AM, BGS 1084
Thu. Dec. 11, 2014 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Andrea Prentice, The effects of dissolution on the silicon and oxygen isotope compositions of silica phytoliths
9:00 AM, BGS 1056
Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium ES4490E Participants - Fourth Year Thesis Presentations
2:30 PM, BGS 0153
Mon. Jan. 12, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Patrick ShepherdChromite Crystal Structure and Chemistry applied as an Exploration Tool 12:30 PM, BGS 1069
Mon. Jan. 12, 2015 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Emrah YenierRegionally-Adjustable Generic Ground-Motion Prediction Equation 1:30 PM, BGS 1084
Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Zoltan Zajacz, University of Toronto. Volatile/melt equilibrium in arc magmas: Implications for ore genesis and volcanic degassing 3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Marc Laflamme, University of Toronto at Mississauga. The end of the Ediacara biota: Extinction, biotic replacement, or Cheshire Cat? 3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 Earth Sciences & Petrolia Pioneers Society Joint Colloquium Lee Fortner, Petroleum Operations, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. Wellsite Operations and Geology
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Feb. 6, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Resource Development and Aboriginal Engagement in Canada
4:30 PM, 3M 3250
Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Sheri Molnar, UBC. Geotechnical Geophysics
2:00 PM, PAB 26
Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 SCUGOG Lecture Jack Mustard, Brown University. Exploring Mars in search of Habitats
7:00 PM, MC 105B
Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 Earth Sciences & CPSX Joint Colloquium Jack Mustard, Brown University. Water Meets Rock: The Record of Surface and Subsurface Aqueous Environments on Mars
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Sam Russell, Nitrate Sources in the Old Ausable River Channel and Adjacent Aquifers in Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
9:30 AM, BGS 1056
Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 GGS Lecture Gerhard Pratt, Life as an Academic: Privileges, Responsibilities, Opportunity, Challenges, Frustration & Satisfaction
3:00 PM, BGS 1053
Fri. Feb. 27, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Pat McAndless, Imperial Metals. A Career in Geoscience - Getting Discovered
11:30 AM, BGS 1053
Fri. Mar. 6, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Nigel Blamey, Brock University. Fluid Inclusion Gas Analysis by Mass Spectrometry - Application to Geothermal and other Geologic Systems 3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Tue. Mar. 10, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Valerio Poggi, ETH Zurich. New Perspectives for Site Specific Ground Motion Prediction
2:00 PM, PAB 26
Fri. Mar. 13, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium Peter Cary, Arcis/CSEG Distinguished Lecture. Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns in Land Exploration Seismology
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Thu. Mar. 19, 2015 Panel Discussion Deputy Ministers Hamilton (Natural Resources) & Sargent (Finance), Government of Canada. Resouce Management and Careers in Canada 11:45 AM, UC 224
Fri. Mar. 20, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium/ GAC Howard Street Robinson Lecture Jean Bédard, Geological Survey of Canada. Continental drift on subductionless stagnant lid planets, the Archaean Earth and Venus
3:30 PM, BGS 0153
Fri. Mar. 27, 2015 Earth Sciences Colloquium ES4490E Participants - Fourth Year Thesis Final Presentations
12:00 PM, BGS 1053
Thu. Apr. 2, 2015 GGS Lecture Dr. Burns Cheadle, Western University. - A Survival & Thrival Guide for Life outside Academia: Opportunities, Skill Sets & Challenges
3:00 PM, BGS 1053
Wed. Apr. 29, 2015 Florence Bucke Science Prize Lecture Gordon Osinski, Western University. The Beneficial Effects of Meteorite Impact Events 3:30 PM, PAB 100
Tue. May 12, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Hiba-tul Naseer Maheen, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of an Upper Ordovician Rocky Shoreline: The Lindsay Formation of Heywood and Partridge Islands, Ontario
1:00 PM, BGS 1056
Fri. May 29, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Sean Fulcher, The Lithotectonic Setting and Paragenetic History of Deposit No.1, Mary River District, North Baffin Island
10:00 AM, BGS 1056
Fri. May 29, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Tauhid Khan, High Pressure and High Temperature Study of Magnesiochromite and its Geophysical Implications
1:00 PM, BGS 1056
Tue. Jun. 23, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Ievgeniia Morozova, Strength Study of Zircon under High Pressure
1:00 PM, BGS 1056
Thu. Aug. 13, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Ryan Schwegman, Morphology and Morphometry of Double Layered Ejecta Craters on Mars
1:00 PM, BGS 1065
Tue. Aug. 18, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Alexandra Smofsky, Identification of ancient Maya agriculture in the periphery of Motul de San José
1:00 PM, BGS 1056
Thu. Aug. 20, 2015 Ph.D. Defense Lecture Nikole Bingham-Koslowski, High resolution stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Upper Devonian Kettle Point Formation, southwestern Ontario, Canada
9:00 AM, BGS 1056
Wed. Aug. 26, 2015 M.Sc. Defense Lecture Tim Howe, Investigating Potential Climatic Cycles in Glacially-Influenced Rhythmites of the Upper Gowganda Formation using Geochemical, Sedimentological and Spectral Analyses
1:00 PM, BGS 1056