Queen's University

Bruce C. Wilson, BSc '74, MSc '76


The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering regrets to inform you of the passing of loyal alumnus, Bruce C. Wilson.

Bruce completed a BSc in Geology in 1974 and an MSc under the supervision of Dr. John Dixon in 1976. The thesis was on links between oceanic-plate subduction and orogeny. He later began a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Dixon and Dr. Herb Helmsteadt. The project was initially on brittle fractures that host gold mineralization in the Red Lake camp (NW Ontario), but it evolved into a novel exploration of stress and fracture theory and the nature of matter and space. This was never completed, but was something that Bruce continued to pursue over many years.

Bruce was an active member of the Queen's community and is remembered fondly by many from the department.

Mark Badham, Miller Museum of Geology Curator: "...he was a great supporter and believer in the work of the museum, and probably one of the greatest “thinkers” that I have ever met".

Dr. Dixon: "Bruce was always optimistic and cheerful, and one who was irrepressibly enthusiastic about whatever he was focused on".

The obituary for Bruce can be found on the Kingston Whig Standard website.