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Nepal Earthquake Urgent Appeal

Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

The 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake on 25th April 2015 resulted in more than 7,800 casualties and injured thousands more. Two weeks later, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the region again. Tens of thousands of houses have been demolished and assistance is immediately needed for 400,000 families. The UN estimates that as many as eight million people have been affected.  Some of the most severe damage...

Kathmandu Earthquake - Students Safe

Two Queen's Geology students conducting research in Kathmandu during the earthquake on Saturday, April 25th are safe and will be returning to Canada Apr. 29.

Dr. Laurent Godin has been interviewed by several news sources on the topic, and an article was published in the Kingston Whig Standard today. You can view the article here.

Hear Professor Godin and students Nigel Bocking and Renaud Soucy La Roche speak about the quake on CKWS TV.

You can also hear Dr. Godin in a podcast from "All in a day CBC Ottawa": http://podcast.cbc.ca/.../ottallinaday_20150427_68821.mp3

Queen's Geology wins Canada Region IBA competition

Congratulations to Queen's Geology students, Steve Diederichs, Judith Elliott, Nick Ettinger, Ben Ewasko, and Liam Wolfe on winning the Canada Region competition of the AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award.

AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. Teams analyze a dataset (geology, geophysics, land, production infrastructure, and other relevant materials) in the eight weeks prior to their local competition. Each team then delivers their results...

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