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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...

PDAC Alumni Reception 2017

RSVP if you plan to attend!

For GSGE alumni in the Toronto area or those who will be attending the 2017 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, be sure to come out to the Queen’s Geology PDAC reception!

Please note you do not need to be registered at the convention to attend the reception.

Dr. Jean Hutchinson will give updates from the department.

Various faculty members from the department will also be in attendance.

Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Reception Hall 104 A - Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W
Toronto, ON

Post Doc Dr. Dececchi Presenting - Thurs. Feb. 16

Image result for Thomas Alexander Dececchi geologyGeological Sciences and Geological Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. T. Alexander Dececchi will be giving a presentation to the Kingston Field Naturalists about how birds gained flight.

Date:Thursday February 16

Time: 7:30 pm.

Location: Biosciences 1102

All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and socializing in the hall outside the lecture room beginning at 7:00 pm.

Details of the presentation are as follows...

Fourth Year GeoEng Student Creates Video for NSERC Competition

Fourth year Geological Engineering student, Sterling Mitchell, has created a video for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) "Science Action" video contest.

Sterling's submission has been selected as one of the top 40 video submissions.

The video focuses on the research of Mistaken Point, one of Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Public voting is now available for the contest on the NSERC website. Support Sterling and watch the video on Youtube here

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Mary Sanborn-Barrie

On Thursday, February 9th Dr. Mary Sanborn-Barrie, Research Scientist, GSC, Ottawa, ON, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Sanborn-Barrie will be presenting on GSC Investigations of western Rae craton: Highlights of ongoing research from the Thelon tectonic zone and future mapping opportunities along the Northwest Passage”

Please note: The talk targets undergraduate students in search of summer employment opportunities.

When: Thursday, February 9, 2016

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Miller Hall, room 105

*Please see attached for abstract

Faculty members featured in (e)AFFECT

Dr. Heather Jamieson and Dr. Guy Narbonne were both featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of (e)AFFECT that celebrated 175 years of research at Queen’s University.

Dr. Jamieson was featured in an article about the gender imbalance that used to be commonplace in the field of Geology. The article, “Gender Parity in Research”, also highlights Dr. Jamieson's research in environmental geochemistry. Read the full article here.

Dr. Narbonne was featured for his role in the naming of Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mistaken Point last summer. The article, “Ediacaran Educators” highlights the significance and unique history of the site. Read the full article here.

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!

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