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Mistaken Point Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Congratulations to Dr. Guy Narbonne, who played a lead role in the naming of Canada's latest UNESCO world heritage site, Mistaken Point, Newfoundland.

According to Daniel Woolf, Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, “Professor Narbonne’s work at Mistaken Point is not only first class science; it has helped significantly to revive the fortunes of the town by drawing global attention to it as an important heritage site.”

Mistaken Point is the first Precambrian fossil site ever nominated...

Post Doc Featured in Queen's Gazette

Post Doctoral Fellow Alexander Dececchi was featured in the Queen's Gazette for his research on how pre-avian dinosaurs first developed the ability to fly.

By using measurements from fossil records and data from modern birds to test the evolutionary explanation for the origin of birds, Dr. Dececchi and his colleagues have determined that none of the previously predicted methods would have allowed pre-avian dinosaurs to take flight.

Read the full article in the Queen's Gazette.

Students Receive KEGS Awards

Two undergraduate students and one graduate student from the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering have been awarded scholarships from the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS).

Congratulations to undergraduate students Sara Pieczonka,GeoSci'17 and Alison Martin GeoEng'18 on receiving KEGS Foundation award scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Sara won the WIMACS Geophysics Scholarship, one of the named scholarships.

Congratulations to graduate student Robin Maedal...

Greece Trip Featured in TAC Magazine

This year's joint field course between Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and RMCC's Civil Engineering students to Greece was featured in the Tunneling Association of Canada (TAC) Magazine.

The Greece Field Course is planned and organized every 2 years (as required) by Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos (RMC/Queen’s) in conjunction with the Annual Course given by Dr. Paul Marinos (National Technical University of Athens and Past President of IAEG). This year, Dr. Mark Diederichs also participated and co-instructed on the course. The one week graduate field course examines Engineering Geology concepts involving the significance...

Dr. Jamieson receives NSERC Discovery Grant Award

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Jamieson, who was one of 5 NSERC Discovery Grant winners featured in the Queen's Gazette. Dr. Jamieson received $225,000 over five years to study means of reducing the environmental impact of mining for rare metals.

Information about Dr. Jamieson's, along with several other Queen's researchers' awards, including Dr. Mark Diederichs and Dr. Jean Hutchinson, can be found in the article published in the Queen's Gazette.

Congratulations Dr. Jamieson!

Calgary AAPG Convention Reception

The Geology Council will once again be organizing the AAPG convention Pub night in Calgary. This event is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with other Geology graduates, catch up with faculty members who will be attending, and make new acquaintances. Current Queen's geology students are also encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Barley Mill Pub - Eau Claire

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