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.


Fri. March 22: Extended Colloquium ES 4490E Undergraduate Thesis Presentations at 1:30-3:30PM in BGS 0153

Fri. March 22: Mineral Sale - we are selling extra minerals from our Dana Minerals Collections to help raise money for our new Geoscience Collections Facility 10AM-4PM - North Campus Building 120

Thurs. March 28: Ph.D. Geology Candidate Carolyn Hill's public lecture "Sedimentology, Lithostratigraphy and Geochronlogy of the Paleoproterozoic Gordon Lake Formation, Huronian Supergroup, Ontario, Canada" in BGS 1069 at 1:30PM (supervised by Dr. Patricia Corcoran)

Fri. April 5: M.Sc. Geophysics Candidate Jacob Kukovica's public lecture "Considering a Seismically Active Leech River Valley Fault Zone in Southwestern British Columbia" in BGS 1069 at 9:00AM