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Grad Students Receive Student Research Grants

Congratulations to Graduate students Svieda Ma, Renaud Soucy La Roche, and Mark Ahenda for each receiving a 2017 Student Research Grant from the Geological Society of America (GSA).

In addition to the GSA research grant, Svieda Ma was also awarded a Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) research grant for her work on the Bathurst fault. Collectively, the students brought over $10,000 of...

Grad Student Wins CGU Best Student Paper in Geodesy Award

Congratulations to MASc student, Katie Irwin on receiving the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) Best Student Paper in Geodesy Award. Katie received the award for her research on 'Comparing Quad-Pol RADARSAT-2 and Single-Pol TerraSAR-X Data for Surface Water Monitoring' by Katie Irwin, Alexander Braun and Georgia Fotopoulos.

The award is one of six student awards presented annually...

Calgary Geoconvention Reunion 2017

The Geology Council will once again be organizing the Geoconvention Pub night in Calgary. This event is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with other Geology graduates, and make new acquaintances. Ione Taylor and Marilyn Redmond with the new Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership program will be in attendance. Current Queen's geology students are also encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Barley Mill Pub - Eau Claire
201 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3

Queen's to Host GAC/MAC 2017

The 2017 Annual meeting of the GAC/MAC in Kingston will coincide with the 175th anniversary of the founding of the GSC in Kingston. The Geological Survey of Canada, Canada’s oldest scientific agency, was established by the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1842, in Kingston, Canada West.

The Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering at Queen’s and the GSC will be hosting this celebratory event at Queen’s University.

Please join us at the conference May 14-18, 2017.

Registration will...

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.