Upcoming Alumni Reunions
- Vancouver Roundup Alumni Reception - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- PDAC Alumni Reception - Tuesday, March 7, 2023
For branch reunions, visit the Queen's Alumni Upcoming Events page.
Thank you for choosing to give to Queen's University Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.
The department has a number of different initiatives that rely on the support of our loyal alumni. These initiatives strive to improve undergraduate education by supporting the improvement of equipment, teaching facilities, and field education.
The department encourages donors to give to the general Geology Trust Fund, which allows the department maximum flexibility. Donations to this fund can be used at the department's discretion based on its greatest priorities. Some examples of causes supported by the Geology Trust Fund include the purchase of new microscopes, classroom renovations, updating computing facilities, upgrading teaching laboratories, such as the Ray Price Teaching Lab, and more.
The department also has funds set up to support specific causes, such as the Field Study Endowment Fund, Named Teaching Assistantships, and the& Dr. W Alan Gorman Teaching Legacy Fund.
The department has also set up a fund in honor of Jay Hodgson and in memory of Dr. Kurt Kyser.
- On the web through oursecure online server
- By calling 1-800-267-7837
- By mail
If you would like to donate by mail, please send a cheque payable to Queen's University to:
Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Miller Hall, Bruce Wing 240
36 Union Street
Canada, K7L 3N6
The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering greatly appreciates your support.
Every gift counts!
The W. A. Gorman Teaching Legacy Fund
This fund commemorates Al`s love of teaching and positive influence on so many graduates of the department.
The objective of this fund is to enhance teaching of introductory geology, quaternary geology and airphoto courses.
Geological Field Studies Fund
Students participate in over 240 hours of field education in the Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering programs. This is made financially possible by the contributions to the Geological Field Studies Fund.
The T. Kurt Kyser Memorial Scholarship Fund
In loving memory of Kurt and his deep commitment to education and Queen's University, the T. Kurt Kyser Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established.
Named TAship Program
Queen’s provides funding for teaching assistants, based on a relatively high ratio of students to instructors, which we are supplementing with this fund.
We need approximately 40 sponsors per year, for the current complement of about 90+ undergraduate students in each year of the program, to ensure a high-quality learning environment in our laboratories, field trips and field schools.
Geology Undergraduate Summer Experience Fund
Our vision is to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for our undergraduate students to complement their course work and enhance their education by developing field, lab, modelling, and research skills on the job.
The Geology Trust Fund
The department encourages donors to give to the general Trust Fund as this fund allows the department maximum flexibility. Donations to the Trust Fund can be used at the department's discretion based on its greatest priorities. Some examples of causes supported by the Trust Fund include the purchase of new microscopes, classroom renovations, updating computing facilities, upgrading teaching laboratories, such as the Ray Price Teaching Lab, and more.
GARNET - Geo-Alumni Resource Network
Surrounding yourself with well-chosen mentors can dramatically change your life. A mentor is someone with vast experience or unique talents, who is willing to share ideas.
As a GARNET Mentor you will provide information on your career to a current Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering student. You will help answer career-based questions, providing insight into the job market for recent graduates. Mentors should be young GEO- alumnus, having graduated from the Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering within the last ten years. You will be paired with a mentee based on your area of career experience and the mentee’s area of interest at the discretion of the GARNET Coordinator.
For more information, contact Larke Zarichny.
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Everything you need to know about becoming a mentor
Major Duties & Responsibilities
- Connect with mentee at least once per month via email to answer questions related to your career and careers related to Geological Sciences, Geological Engineering, or earth/energy resources.
- Provide insight into entering the workforce through answering general questions about starting a career.
- Career in Geological Sciences, Geological Engineering, or related field
- A GEO young alumnus (graduated between 2010 – 2019)
- Strong communication skills
- Mentorship experience
Expectations & Reporting
- You will connect with your mentee at least once per month via email with communication occurring no more than once per week.
- You will copy the GARNET Coordinator on all emails with your mentee.
This will be an eight-month (October – May) volunteer term. Volunteers are expected to connect with their mentee at least once per month and no more than once per week. Approximate time commitment of two hours per month.
GARNET mentors will work closely with Larke Zarichny, the GARNET Coordinator. Larke will provide mentors with logistical support and act as a moderator in communications between mentors and mentees.
How It Would Work:
Undergrad students will be invited to participate in the program in by working with a young alumni mentor who is working in a field similar to their interests.
- Opportunity to connect with current Queen’s students and share own experiences with entering the workforce
- The opportunity to give back and make a difference in a mentee’s endeavour to carve a career in the geoscience field; the opportunity to contribute towards the promotion of the geoscience profession among young people; and the opportunity to exercise leadership and coaching skills by providing guidance, insights, and opportunities to brainstorm on different ideas and/or problem-solve.
If you or your company currently has a position you are looking to fill, or if an opportunity should arise in the future, we do hope you will consider our graduates.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have opportunities available.