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Student Spotlights

Student Spotlights highlight the unique paths and experiences of Queen's Geology students.
If you would like to nominate someone for a student spotlight, please contact Lorna Dumond.

Undergraduate Spotlight

Eleanor McAuley Geological Engineering

Hometown: Odessa, Ontario

"From frantic colouring to being lost in the woods, the amount of learning and fun that occurred was incredible."

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Olivia Park Geological Sciences

Hometown: St. Catherines, Ontario

"Geology surrounds us and is full of stories; it explains many things we don’t understand."

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Braeden Klassen Geological Engineering

Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.

"I love the outdoors, have a fascination with the processes that shape the world and appreciate the challenge that geology brings."

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Jess Andrew Geological Sciences

Hometown: Burlington, Ontario

"Geology has been something I have been interested in for as long as I can remember."

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Michael D'Souza Geological Engineering

Hometown: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

"...after being enticed with a life of engaging work and global travel, Geological Engineering seemed like a great option"

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Thomas Macgowan Geological Engineering

Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.

"I probably knew from about the age of 5 that I wanted to be an engineer..."

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Emma Percy Geological Sciences

Hometown: Whitby, Ontario

"I instantly fell in love with geology and have never looked back"

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Nick Castel Environmental Geology

Hometown: Orangeville, Ontario

"I can safely say becoming a part of Geology has been the best decision I’ve made at Queen's!"

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Rachel Kim GeoEng

Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario

"I chose Geological Engineering as my discipline because it appealed the most to my interests, both academic and extra-curricular." 

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Graduate Spotlight

Nicholas Joyce

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

"Graduate studies gave me the opportunity to take a step back and build a much more robust understanding of economic geology and exploration geochemistry from the ground up..."

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Ioannis Vazaios

Hometown: Athens, Greece

"Tunnels are awesome regardless of what some people think."

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Anežka Radková

Hometown: Smolenice, Slovakia

"We live in a spectacular world and I like exploring some of its mysteries"

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Ryan Dhillon

Hometown: Lancaster, California

"I chose to continue my education as a graduate student because I found my passion in geology"

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Jennifer Bentz

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

"There is something truly satisfying about contributing to the global pool of scientific knowledge, no matter how small your contribution may seem."

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Lindsay Waffle

Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario

"I was drawn to the independence and the creativity that graduate studies would provide..."

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Ted Matheson

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

"If geology has taught me anything it is that the world is a beautiful place and there is always something new to explore."

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Jeffrey Oke

Hometown: Grand Bend, Ontario

"I wanted a challenge and saw geomechanical engineering as the answer"

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Michelle van der Pouw Kraan

Hometown: Pitt Meadows, BC

"I’ve always wanted to do a masters, in order to further build on my rock mechanics and tunneling education..."

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