Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
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Visiting Speaker - Doug Schmitt

On Friday, September 15, Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Doug is the 2017-18 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-18

Doug will be presenting on: “Geomechanics related to crustal stress determination and faulting (Alberta, Antarctica, New Zealand, India, Idaho)”

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Miller Hall, Room 201

Visiting Speaker - Nick Rosser

On Thursday, September 14, Dr. Nick Rosser, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Rosser will be presenting on: “4D monitoring of actively failing rock slopes

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Miller Hall, Room 105

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Remembering Dr. Kurt Kyser


A service will be held in Grant Hall,

Professor T. Kurt Kyser, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and pioneering geochemist, died while teaching in Bermuda on August 29, 2017.

Professor Kyser joined the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in 1995.  He created and directed one of the leading geochemistry laboratories in North America, the Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research.  Dr. Kyser was a world-renowned researcher whose creativity and gift for solving scientific problems produced more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, books

GAC/MAC Faculty Awards

Queen's Geology Faculty Dr. Kurt Kyser, Dr. Heather Jamieson, Dr. Guy Narbonne in front of Miller Hall, kignston, OntarioCongratulations to faculty members Dr. Heather Jamieson, Dr. Kurt Kyser, and Dr. Guy Narbonne on their respective awards presented at the annual Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC/MAC) meeting held on Queen's University campus, May 14-18, 2017.

Dr. Heather Jamieson received the Peacock Medal from the MAC. She’s only the third woman to receive this honour from the professional society. The medal is awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in...

Faculty in the News - Dr. Heather Jamieson

Dr. Heather Jamieson. Top Mineralogist. Peacock Medal. Faculty in the News.Dr. Heather Jamieson has been featured in both the Kingston Whig Standard and the Queen's Gazette in relation to her receiving the Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC).

The Whig refers to Heather as "...the leading environmental mineralogist in the world in the study of trace elements at abandoned or active mine sites."

Read the full article on the Kingston Whig Standard website.

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