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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...

Dr. Braun Receives $180,000 in Research Funding

From L-R: Principal Daniel Woolf, Khadijat Hassan, The Honorable Reza Moridi, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Alexander Braun (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering), Praveen Jain (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and John Fisher, Interim Vice-Principal (Research). (March 14, 2017. Photo Credit: Garrett Elliott)

Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Braun who received $180,000 in research funding from the Government of Ontario. The funding comes from the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence and Research Infrastructure programs.The $180,000 will be used to "support the acquisition of a superconducting gravimeter – one of only 12 such devices in the world. The device...

Affiliate Student Wins 2017 Bozozuk Graduate Student Competition

Congratulations to 2Lt Daniel Cruz from the Royal Military College of Canada, who is part of the Queen’s Geology GeoMechanics Group. 2Lt Daniel Cruz has been awarded the 2017 (41st) Michael Bozozuk Graduate Student Forum Award from the Kingston Section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) along with the Ottawa Geotechnical...

Dr. Narbonne Elected Chair of IGCP

Congratulations to professor Guy Narbonne, who was elected Chair of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), a joint initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) at the annual meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in February.

IGCP is dedicated to scientific research supporting the use of geology “in the service of society" through studies in Hydrogeology...

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

Visiting Speaker - John Weissenberger

On Wednesday, March 1st John Weissenberger, ATW Associates/Gran Tierra Energy will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

John will be presenting on "First of Many? The Jurassic Deep Panuke Gas Field, Off-shore Nova Scotia"

This is a part of the CSPG University Outreach Lecture Tours

When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: Bruce Wing room 352

*Please see attached for abstract

Visiting Speaker - Philippa Huntsman & Carrie Rickwood

On Tuesday, February 28th, Philippa Huntsman and Carrie Rickwood, Natural Resources Canada, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Philippa will be presenting on “Determining rates of metal removal from the water column for aquatic hazard classification”

Carrie will be presrenting on “Selenium – the complexity surrounding its regulation for the mining industry”

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Bruce Wing room 352

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...