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Grad Students Receive KEGS Awards

Congratulations to Stephanie Bringeland, Fadhli Atarita, and Fouad Faraj on receiving scholarship awards from the Canadian Exploration Geophysics Society (KEGS).

Stephanie Bringeland received the KEGS Foundation Limion Scholarship award. Stephanie will be starting her Master's in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering in September 2020.

Fadhli Atarita received the KEGS Foundation CGG Airborne...

Dr. Christopher Spencer Receives Young Scientist Award from GSA

Dr. Christopher Spencer Receives Young Scientist Award from GSACongratulations to Dr. Christopher Spencer, who has received the 2020 Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) from the Geological Society of America (GSA). 

The Young Scientist Award was established in 1988 to be awarded to a young scientist (35 or younger) for outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the earth sciences.

Dr. Spencer recently joined the Queen's University...

PhD Student Receives SEG Scholarships

Congratulations to PhD student, Callum Walter BSc'16, who has been awarded the 2020 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Lucien LaCoste Scholarship, and the SEG Foundation Scholarship.

The Lucien LaCoste Scholarship is a merit based scholarship awarded for research specializing in Potential Fields instrumentation and/or data analysis. The SEG Foundation Scholarship is also merit based, and is awarded to students studying geophysics and related geosciences.

Callum’s research focuses on integrating remotely piloted aircraft systems (UAVs)...

Winning Photo Taken in QFIR

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering (GSGE) congratulates Dr. Ross Jansen-van Vuuren, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemistry, for their winning submission in the Queen's Art of Research Contest. The winning photo for the "Invisible Discoveries" category, was captured by Dr. Jansen-van Vuuren on GSGE's Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM), hosted in the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR).

The ESEM can be used to image a wide variety of samples...

Dr. Hutchinson Elected as a Fellow of the CAE

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Hutchinson, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). 

The CAE comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. 

Dr. Hutchinson is very deserving of this honour not only for her national...

A Message to the GSGE Community

The events of the past few weeks have made it clear that serious and systemic racial injustices and violence are being committed against Black people, Indigenous peoples, and minorities in Canada and elsewhere. We at the Queen’s University GSGE Department condemn anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, and the biases embedded in academic life. Addressing past and ongoing violence and discrimination against Black, Indigenous, and racialized people requires both immediate action and continuous work, and we are committed to working towards building a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of these communities.

We acknowledge the ways in which geological exploration and exploitation disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and other racialized groups around the world, and will support and contribute to developing efforts to address these issues collaboratively with those affected. We have an obligation to fight the systemic racism that plagues our society and to acknowledge...

Two Alumni Recognized for Their Research

Two former graduates of the Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering paleontology program recently achieved public recognition for their research.

Dr. T. Alexander Dececchi, (William E. White Post-doctoral Fellow in paleontology at Queen’s University from 2015-2017; now Assistant Professor at Mt Marty College, ND) was featured in an article in New York Times for his recent paper in PLOS One, on the maximum speeds of T. rex and...