Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
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Post-Graduate Student Site Visit to TTC Subway Works

This past week, post graduate students from the Royal Military College of Canada as well as Queen’s University had the pleasure of taking part in a site visit of the currently ongoing TTC Subway works on the Toronto-York-Spadina-Subway-Extension (TYSSE) line. The students, being part of the Geo-Engineering Centre at Queen’s / RMCC, have a focus and interest in the tunneling and mining applications of Civil Engineering. As such, they were extremely excited for this opportunity to witness a real-life application of the topics and materials that they study and research on at RMCC and Queen’s. RMCC associate professor Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos was the organizer of the field trip, and joined the students on the visit along with Queen’s University professor Dr. Mark Diederichs.

The field trip started bright and early for everyone as the team took off from the Queen’s University...

Queen's Geology Ranks Second in Canada - Maclean's Magazine

Queen’s Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering was ranked 2nd in Canada by Maclean’s magazine.

Congratulations to the entire faculty and staff for achieving such a high level of recognition across the country.

In this new ranking of university programs by Maclean’s, ten programs at Queen’s were ranked in the top...

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Alex Baumgard

On Thursday, November 19th Dr. Alex Baumgard, Senior Geotechnical / Environmental Engineer, BGC Engineering, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Baumgard will be presenting on "The Trans Mountain Expansion Project: Designing for Geohazards in a Modern World "

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Miller Hall, Room 105

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Adam Simmons

On Tuesday, November 17th Dr. Adam Simmons, Senior Geologist – Global Copper, Anglo American PLC, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Simmons will be presenting on "Magmatic and Hydrothermal Stratigraphy of Paleocene-Eocene Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposits in Southern Peru"

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Miller Hall, Room 105

Investment Committee makes decision on divestment

The Investment Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees has decided not to divest the university’s pooled endowment and investment funds from fossil fuels.

The committee made the decision after reviewing and adopting the report of the Principal’s Advisory Committee on Divestment: Fossil Fuels, which undertook an extensive consultation period with the Queen’s community.

Read the full article on the Queen's Gazette.