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 connections between Earth’s surface processes, climate and our environmental sustainability; 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.


Departmental Events

Tuesday February 6 @ 1:30pm via zoomDepartmental Colloquium Speaker Dr. Mo Snyder "How to go to the bathroom outside, why it is and isn't a big deal, and what we can all do to make it more accessible"

Friday February 9 @ 1:30pm BGS 1065: Afroza Parvin, Ph.D. Geology Candidate, Public Lecture "Allostratigraphy of the Cretaceous, Lower Colorado Group in SE Alberta: Tectonic and eustatic controls on depositional cyclicity"

Saturday February 10 @ 11am-3pm NCB 120: Public Afternoons at the Hutchinson Suite "Valentine's Rocks"

Thursday Feburary 29 @ 10:30am via Zoom: Sujan Raj Adhikari, Ph.D. Geophysics Candidate, Public Lecture

Wednesday March 6 @ 12pm via Zoom: Jahnavi Shah Ph.D. Geophysics Candidate Public Lecture