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.


Mar. 16. Colloquium Speaker Dr. Uwe Brand "The Doushantuo cap dolomite: rapid biogenic-methane driven Marinoan Icehouse to Greenhouse transition" 3:30-4:30PM, BGS 0153

Mar. 30. Deadline for multiple graduate scholarships within Earth Sciences

Apr. 13. MSc Geology & Planetary Science Candidate Elise Harrington's Public Lecture "Polarimetric SAR as a tool for remote sensing salt diapirs, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut" at 1:00PM, BGS 1065

Apr. 16. PhD Geology Candidate El Mahadia Ibrahim Mohammed's Public Lecture "High-resolution allostratigraphy and sedimentology of Santonian - early Campanian Wapiabi Formation in southern Alberta, Western Canada Foreland Basin" at 9:00AM, BGS 1065

Apr. 30. Deadline to sign up for field course ES 4450Y/GEOL 9601Y - contact Amy to register awickham@uwo.ca