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Queen's to Host GAC/MAC 2017

The 2017 Annual meeting of the GAC/MAC in Kingston will coincide with the 175th anniversary of the founding of the GSC in Kingston. The Geological Survey of Canada, Canada’s oldest scientific agency, was established by the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1842, in Kingston, Canada West.

The Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering at Queen’s and the GSC will be hosting this celebratory event at Queen’s University.

Please join us at the conference May 14-18, 2017.

Registration will...

Mistaken Point Stamp and Postcard Released

Canada Post will further celebrate Mistaken Point by issuing a stamp postage paid postcard to recognize its induction as Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. The postcard will be formally released today, January 16th, 2017.

More details on the naming of Mistaken Point and Dr. Narbonne's involvement can be found in the news item, "Mistaken Point Named UNESCO World Heritage Site".

The postcard, as shown below can be purchased from Canada Post.

2017 Vancouver RoundUp Alumni Reception

Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

For Queen’s GSGE alumni in the Vancouver area or those who will be attending the 2017 Mineral Exploration RoundUp conference, be sure to come out to the Queen’s Geology RoundUp reception! Please note you do not have to be registered at the conference to attend.

There will be a featured guest speaker and updates from the Department Head, Dr. Jean Hutchinson.
Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews and Dr. Kurt Kyser from the department will also be in attendance. 

Date: Tuesday, January 24th
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Head-frame Room at TECK Resources Ltd.
Suite 3300, 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Alumnus Drew Feustel Assigned as NASA Space Station Commander

NASA astronaut Drew FeustelCongratulations to Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering alumnus, Andrew Feustel PhD'95, who has been assigned to missions aboard the NASA International Space Station.

Feustel will launch in March 2018 for his first long-duration mission, serving as a flight engineer on Expedition 55, and later as commander of Expedition 56.

Further information is available in the NASA press release.

There is also an article in the Kingston Herald.

Congratulations Andrew!

Dr. Hutchinson to receive 2017 Canadian Pacific Railway Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Hutchinson who is the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Pacific Railway Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

Dr. Hutchinson is receiving this award for many years of leadership and service by members of the Societies within the Institute at the regional, branch and section levels.

Further information is available on the EIC website.

Congratulations Dr. Hutchinson!

Grad Student Wins 2nd Prize - CGS 2016 Graduate Student Competition

Congratulations to graduate student, Megan van Veen, who won second prize in the CGS 2016 Graduate Student Competition. This award is given to 2 graduate students from across Canada each year based on a technical presentation and includes a cash prize courtesy of the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique. Megan's presentation was “Building a Rockfall Database using Remote Sensing: Applications for Hazard Management...

Employment Opportunity - Queen’s National Scholar in Environmental Geochemistry

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University jointly invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in Environmental Geochemistry. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and the School of Environmental Studies with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.  Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

The Core Arrived!

In 2015, Lamontagne Geophysics drilled a 573m deep borehole inside their new office at Binnington Ct., Kingston. The core was logged by David Kerr, BSc'85 and eventually donated to Queen's University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Last week, a group of graduate students moved 132 core boxes with an estimated weight of 5000 lbs...

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