Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: LUKE MCALLISTER

"So far, integration into the geology department this year has been amazing. I’ve loved nearly all moments so far, and each day I’m reminded that I made the right choice in the program I chose. Queen’s is an incredible university, and the geology department is the most exceptional!"

Hometown: Steinbach, Manitoba

Program: Geological engineering

Current year: 2nd

Why I chose Geology:

First year geology course was very interesting to me. Geology is a science I hadn’t previously studied at much depth, but it appeared to influence a lot of the decisions we have made as humans, are currently making, and will continue to make in everything that we do. There are also a wide array of job opportunities in geology, and I also like how hands on the program is.

Student involvement/extracurricular activities I am involved with:

I ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada in the October federal election, I’m involved in the leadership of a Christian club called Power to Change, and I am the leader of a monthly church worship ministry called Praise & Power.

The professor(s) or course which has influenced me the most so far:

APSC 151, John Hanes. Opened my eyes to the fascinating science that geology is, and the implications for the human race as a whole.

Most memorable Queen’s experience so far:

Faculty frosh week! It was a blast, and set the foundation for the community that Queen’s eng is.

After I graduate, I:

Want to work in geotechnical engineering, or potentially go to med school, if my grades are good enough and I get accepted.

One big goal I’d like to accomplish during my lifetime:

Discover something new and ground-breaking that helps many people and shifts the way the average person lives their life and/or thinks.

 

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