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.

News

Thurs. Aug 16: MSc Geology Candidate Yaozhu Li's Public Lecture “Ureilite meteorite record of shock metamorphism and parent body processes” at 9:00AM in BGS 0165

Fri. Aug 17: MSc Geology, PlnSci Candidate Victoria Houde's Public Lecture: "Quantifying Temperatures in the Early Solar Nebula and on Parent Bodies using Cation Ordering in Spinel from CAIs in Carbonaceous Chondrites” at 9:30AM in BGS 0165

Mon. Aug 27: PhD Geology Candidate Matea Drljepan's Public Lecture "ALLOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE VIKING AND JOLI FOU FORMATIONS, THE LOWER COLORADO GROUP (UPPER ALBIAN), CENTRAL ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN, WESTERN CANADA FORELAND BASIN" at 1PM in BGS 1084

Mon. Aug 27: MSc Coursebased Students Poster Presentations, 2:30PM in Material Science Annex (Chemistry Building)

Fri. Aug 31. MSc Geology, PlnSci Candidate Arya Bina's Public Lecture "The Periglacial Landscape of Mars: Insight into the 'Decameter-scale Rimmed Depression'" at 9:00AM in BGS 1069