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.
Hometown: Black Diamond, Alberta
"Taking geological engineering at Queen’s was one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I’m excited to return this September for one more year!"
Hometown: Steinbach, Manitoba
"Queen’s is an incredible university, and the geology department is the most exceptional!"
Sarah Chapman Geological Sciences
Hometown: Dorset, UK/ Madoc, ON
"Geology is now truly my passion and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life exploring the world around me."
Corey Lablans Geological Sciences
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
"I would like to inspire further generations to embrace the world of geology, understand its importance and appreciate its beauty..."
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."
Olivia Park Geological Sciences
Hometown: St. Catherines, Ontario
"Geology surrounds us and is full of stories; it explains many things we don’t understand."
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."
Jess Andrew Geological Sciences
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
"Geology has been something I have been interested in for as long as I can remember."
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"
Thomas Macgowan Geological Engineering
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
"I probably knew from about the age of 5 that I wanted to be an engineer..."
Emma Percy Geological Sciences
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
"I instantly fell in love with geology and have never looked back"
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!"
Hometown: Santa Maria, CA, USA
"When I got to undergrad, I knew paleontology would be the way for me to go, and that to truly be on the forefront, one needs a doctorate."
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
"I felt like my undergraduate thesis was a little taste of research for me to further explore by applying to graduate school."
Hometown: Toronto, ON
"...I want to see as much of this big, old, wonderful world and the rocks in it as is possible..."
Hometown: Kingston, ON
"I love learning and advancing my understandings in my area of research and I believe that doing a masters has allowed me to grow both as a student and as a person."
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..."
Hometown: Athens, Greece
"Tunnels are awesome regardless of what some people think."
Hometown: Smolenice, Slovakia
"We live in a spectacular world and I like exploring some of its mysteries"
Hometown: Lancaster, California
"I chose to continue my education as a graduate student because I found my passion in geology"
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."
Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario
"I was drawn to the independence and the creativity that graduate studies would provide..."
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."
Hometown: Grand Bend, Ontario
"I wanted a challenge and saw geomechanical engineering as the answer"