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Visiting Speakers


Upcoming Talks


Dr. Mauricio D. Sacchi, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
2016 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

“New and not-so-new applications of low-rank matrix and tensor completion to seismic data processing”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Michael Webb, Geoscience Advisor, Suncor Energy

CSPG University Outreach Lecture tour

 “Multi-scale reservoir heterogeneities within the McMurray Formation and the impact on thermal production, Athabasca oil Sands”

Monday, Feb 8, 2016, 3:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 210


Dr. Steven Piercey, Department of Earth Science, Memorial University

GAC Howard Street Robinson Medalist Lecture

A semi-permeable interface model for the genesis of subseafloor replacement-type volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits

Wednesday, Feb 24, Afternoon, tbd



Completed Talks, 2015-16


Dr. George Pemberton, C. R. Stelck Chair in Petroleum Geology, University of Alberta

CSPG Distinguished Lecturer

“Assessing Permeability / Porosity Trends in Bioturbated Media”

Friday, January 22, 2016, 1:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. K. Howard Poulsen, Director, ATIAT (Abitibi-Timiskaming Institut(e) d’Abitibi-Témiscamingue)

 (Queen’s SEG Student Chapter – per Neil Fernandes)

Lake Victoria Goldfields, East Africa

Friday, Sept. 18, 1:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Bruce McMonnies, P.Geo., MMET, Lamontagne Geophysics, Kingston

KEGS Kingston Chapter lecture

“Lamontagne UTEM Development”

Thursday, October 29, 4:30-6:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Wayne Savigny, P.Eng., P. Geo., Principal, Geotechnical Engineer and Engineering Geologist,

BGC Engineering

(invited by Jean Hutchinson)

"Changed Conditions"

Monday, November 16, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Adam Simmons, Senior Geologist – Global Copper, Anglo American PLC

(invited by Kurt Kyser)

Magmatic and Hydrothermal Stratigraphy of Paleocene-Eocene Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposits in Southern Peru

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 12:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Alex Baumgard, P.Eng., P.Geo., Senior Geotechnical/Environmental Engineer, BGC Engineering Inc.
 (invited by Jean Hutchinson)

"The Trans Mountain Expansion Project: Designing for Geohazards in a Modern World "

Thursday, November 19, 2015; 6:30 p.m.; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Dawn Kellett, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada (Ottawa)

(invited by Laurent Godin)

“Putting the D in PTtD, or Why structure matters in tectonics: A case study from the eastern Himalaya”

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 12:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 201


Amy Folwell, HBSc (Queen’s, 1986), Bijoux by Amy

(invited by Ron Peterson)

“The Diamond Insider, the Road to Entrepreneurship”

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

(Invited by Heather Jamieson)

“Biogeochemical Cycling from the Nano to the Global Scale: Pathways, Products and Practicalities

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 11:30 am; Miller Hall, Room 105


Bradford Cooke, CEO and Director, Endeavour Silver Corp., Vancouver, BC

(invited by Jean Hutchinson and Neil Fernandes)

“Corporate Social Integrity, The Endeavour Way, or Why “Who You Are” Determines the Strength of Your Community Relationships”

Friday, January 15, 2016, 1:30 pm; Miller Hall, Room 105






Alexander Braun                                                          Martin Van Den Berghe                                               

Departmental Coordinator of Visiting Speakers           and

                                                                                    Nick Joyce


                                                                                    Jolliffe Club Speaker Coordinators


Speaker suggestions are welcome – please send suggestions to John Dixon or Jolliffe Club reps, Martin and Nick.