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Ph.D. Candidate Wins the Miltacs Globalink Research Award

Kaj Sullivan Mitacs Gloablink Research Award WinnerCongratulations Ph.D. Candidate Kaj Sullivan, who is the recipient of the Miltacs Globalink Research Award. This award funds 12-24 weeks of research at overseas universities.

Kaj will be going to Imperial College London to conduct research. He explains he will “work on a project investigating whether a zinc isotopic effect accompanies a 20% decrease in zinc concentration observed in the serum of healthy humans in the several hours after consuming a meal. This work is important for determining whether a fasting period is required before sample collection in further studies investigating the distribution of zinc isotopes in human serum.”

Congratulations Kaj!

MEERL Information Webinar

Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn about the Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) program at Queen's University. Hear from Brittany Jennings, MEERL Program Manager, who will provide an overview about MEERL. There will also be lots of time for Q & A at the end of the webinar. 

QTRL Graduate Student Wins Award for Best MSc Thesis

Mark Ahenda doing fieldwork Congratulations to MSc graduate student Mark Ahenda on receiving a distinguished prize from the Geological Association of Canada (GAC).   

Mark is the recipient of the Jack Henderson Prize for Best MSc Thesis of 2018 for his thesis “Protolith affiliation and tectonometamorphic evolution of the Gurla Mandhata core complex, NW Nepal Himalaya” in Structural Geology and Tectonics. He will be presented this award at the upcoming GAC-MAC-IAH meeting in Quebec City on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Congratulations Mark!

PhD Student Receives Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, Inc. Grant

Callum Walter doing fieldworkCongratulations to PhD graduate student Callum Walter, BSc’16, on receiving a prestigious Student Research Grant awarded by the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, Inc (SEGF SRG).

Callum is the recipient of the Hugo Dummett Mineral Discovery Fund Grant. This award is granted to those focused on mineralogy exploration and was presented to Callum based on his research on technological innovation in exploration!

Congratulations, Callum!

Mabel Corlett, Professor Emeritus, In Memoriam

Mabel Corlett, Queen's Graduation, 1960View the obituary on Your Life Moments

It is with great sadness we share the passing of alumna Dr. Mabel Corlett on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

In 1960 Mabel was the first woman to obtain a BSc in Geology at Queen’s University. She earned her MSc and PhD at the University of Chicago, returning to Queen’s in 1969 to teach Mineralogy. She made great strides as the  department’s first female professor. She resigned in 1986 to start her own business, the Wool Room.

Mabel will be deeply missed by her former students and colleagues.

A celebration of life will be held at the Kingston Yacht Club on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2 – 5 pm.