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

Friday September 20: M.Sc. Geology Candidate Zhiguo Guo's public lecture “Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, and Mn-Cr isotope geochemistry of achondrite meteorites: implications for the formation reservoirs of differentiated planetesimals” - 9:00AM BGS 1069

Friday September 20: Weekly Colloquium Series - Dr. Yonggang Feng (Visiting Professor) "Rare-Element Pegmatites in the Chinese Altay Orogen: A Synthesis of Mineralogy, Ages, and Petrogenesis" BGS 0153 at 2:30-3:30PM

Tuesday September 24: Ph.D. Geology Candidate Bidong Zhang public lecture: "Shock Effects Recorded by the U-Pb Radiometric System in Zircons of Apollo 17 Impact Breccias and by Raman Spectroscopy in Enstatite Meteorites" - 11:30PM BGS 1065