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Dr. Guy Narbonne Receives E.R.Ward Neale Medal from GAC

Congratulations to Dr. Guy Narbonne who has been awarded the E.R.Ward Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada (GAC). He is receiving this award in recognition of his research and public outreach. The medal will be presented to Dr. Narbonne at the GAC-MAC annual conference, taking place May 15-17 in Kingston.

Dr. Narobnne comments, "“I feel tremendously honoured to be recognized by the Association with this award,” says Dr. Narbonne. “Just as the research isn’t done until you’ve written the publication, the research also isn’t done until you’ve told all the stakeholders what they got out of it. We went from...

Museum Curator Featured in Kingston Whig Standard

Mark Badham, curator at the Miller Museum of Geology at Queen's University, conducts a chemical test on a rock in front of Harley Gallagher's Grade 5 class from Molly Brant Elementary School on March 30. (Julia McKay/The Whig-Standard)Miller Museum of Geology Curator, Mark Badham, was featured in the Kingston Whig Standard for the "Beyond Classrooms" program he runs annually through the museum.

"Beyond Classrooms" is a program that sees elementary level students moving their classroom into different venues in the community, such as the Miller Museum of Geology.

The program hosted 26 grade 5 students from Molly Brant Elementary School for the entire week (27-31 March).

Read the article in the Kingston Whig Standard.

Dr. Godin Appointed Science Editor of Lithosphere

Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Godin, who has been appointed as one of the 3 Science Editors for the GSA journal Lithosphere (3 yr term). The appointment was made based on his "broad and versatile background in geoscience, an open mind approach to science, and a progressive attitude towards alternative interpretations".

"Lithosphere provides timely publication of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary research on tectonic processes that affect the crust and upper mantle, from the surface to the base of the lithosphere. The journal highlights research that addresses how the surface, crust, and mantle interact to shape the physical and chemical evolution of the lithosphere at all spatial and temporal scales."

More information can be found on the GSA website.

Congratulations Dr. Godin!

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