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.


Wed. Dec 5 @ 10:00AM: Ph.D. Geophysics Candidate Reynold Silber's Public Lecture “Electrical resistivity of nickel, iron and iron-silicon alloy melts at high pressure with implications for the thermal conductivity of the Earth’s core” in BGS 1084

Wed. Dec 5 @ 1:30PM: M.Sc. Geology Candidate Ramjay Botor's Public Lecture “Understanding New Trends on Gold Mineralization at the Yellowknife City Gold Project, Northwest Territories, using Synchrotron X-ray Spectroscopy” in BGS 1084

Fri. Dec 7 @ 1:30PM: 2018 Graduate Seminar Presentations, in BGS 0153