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Undergrad Assistant Receives Staff Recognition Award

Congratulations to Undergraduate Program Assistant, Larke Zarichny, on receiving a university Staff Recognition Award. She is receiving the award for 37 years of helping students succeed.

Excerpts from the letter of nomination:

If you were a student in the Department Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering some time in the last thirty-seven years, it is very likely that if you drop by, call or email, Larke Zarichny knows you by name.  And she will greet you with a big smile, and will very promptly solve whatever problem it is...

Grad Student Receives Multiple Awards

Malcolm MacDougall, Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering Master's studentCongratulations to MASc student, Malcolm MacDougall, who has recently received a number of awards. Malcolm's thesis research looks at the impact of isostatic rebound offshore Newfoundland since the last glacial maximum and whether this caused any tilting or fluid migration among hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Malcolm is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2018 Regional Graduate Student Scholarship (Ontario Region) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
  • 2018 KEGS Foundation Scholarship - Canadian Exploration Geophysics Society (KEGS)...


16th Annual Calgary Alumni Reunion

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Calgary, AB

The 16th Anniversary of the Queen’s Calgary Geology Reunion will be held at the home of Katie Anne MacInnis. Thanks to Katie Anne for her hospitality!

Vicki Remenda, the Head of the Department, will be in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to meet Vicki and hear about recent developments in the Department.

Come out with your spouse or guest and enjoy a great evening of reminiscing, reconnecting – and networking. Abundant hors d'oeuvres...

Student Receives OSSP Award from EGU

Congratulations to PHD student, David Bonneau, who was awarded the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSSP) from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The poster/PICO is titled: "The Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning for the Characterization of Debris Accumulation Patterns in the White Canyon, British Columbia (Bonneau, D. A.; Hutchinson, D. J.; McDougall, S.)".

More information can be found on the EGU website.

Dr. Price Awarded Willet G. Miller Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. Raymond A. Price, Emeritus Professor in Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, who has been awarded the Willet G. Miller Medal in Earth Sciences from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The citation can be found on the Royal Society of Canada website

With this award, the Royal Society of Canada has celebrated an eminently honourable and visionary...

Dr. Diederichs Wins First Year Instructor Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Diederichs, who was chosen by the Engineering Class of 2021 as the recipient of the Engineering and Applied Science First Year Instructor Teaching Award (Fall Term). The award is given each year to the instructors of first year Engineering and Applied Science courses who, in the opinion of the students, contributed most to creating a good teaching and learning environment in the classroom.

The award will be presented on Wednesday...

Recent Graduate Receives Best Thesis Award - ARMA

Congratulations to recent MSc graduate, Andrew Leriche, who received the best thesis award from the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

Andrew received the award for his thesis titled, "Stress Estimation From Borehole Scans For Prediction Of Excavation Overbreak In Brittle Rock". Andrew was co-supervised by Dr. Kalenchuk of MDEng and Dr. Mark Deiderichs of Queen's University

Further information can be found on the ARMA website.

Congratulations Andrew!