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.


Sat. May 11: Science Rendezvous at Western University 

Fri. May 17: Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci Candidate Alaura Singleton's Public Lecture - "Characteristics of Impactites in the Central Uplift of the Mistastin Lake Impact Structure, Canada" - 1:00PM in BGS 1065

Mon. May 20: Victoria Day - University Closed

Thurs. May 23: Ph.D. Geology, PlnSci Candidate Patrick Hill's Public Lecture - "Impact Cratering Processes on the Earth and the Moon: Meteorites, Complex Craters, and the Origin of the Moon" - 12:00PM in BGS 1069