Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
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Welcome Dr. Hom Nath Gharti

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering would like to welcome its newest faculty member, Dr. Hom Nath Gharti.

Dr Gharti's research area encompasses applied mathematics and computational (geo)mechanics, including (an)elastic-gravitational wave propagation, coseismic deformation and post-earthquake relaxation, glacial isostatic adjustment, gravity/magnetic anomalies, microearthquakes...

William E. White Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The William E. White Postdoctoral Fellowship, created from a fund endowed by the estate of William E. White, will be awarded to an outstanding scientist who has completed a Ph.D. degree, normally within the two-year period preceding the time of the appointment.

The area of research is open, but the scholar’s research must be complementary to that being pursued in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. The research program to be undertaken and the level of support of research costs and moving expenses will be negotiated with a faculty member at the time the award is made. Potential applicants may obtain an outline of current research interests on the Departmental website and are required to initiate contact with a potential faculty...

Celebrating GARNET: Geo-Alumni Resource NETwork Year-in-Review


The GARNET program began in January 2020.  This program was created to support the need for growth between young alumni and current students. The program provides a learning environment for career development and a way to reinforce the relationship between industry and academia.

Initially a few young alumni were contacted and invited to volunteer as mentors for a current student in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.  Each prospective mentor was asked which area of interest they would be most comfortable speaking to a mentee about.  The current fourth year students (GEOLSCI and GEOE) were invited to participate in this program.  Each student completed a form outlining their first, second and third choice of their area of interest.  After review of the participation applications, mentees were matched with a mentor that best suited their interest!

Young alumni had a tremendous wiliness...

Dr. Jennifer Day Receives Catalyst Funding

Dr. Jennifer Day at Hopewell Rocks Park, New Brunswick

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Day on being awarded funds from the Queen's University Catalyst Fund. The goal of the Catalyst Fund is to enhance areas of research excellence that are of strategic importance to the University by giving scholars an opportunity to accelerate their research programs.This research project primarily supports two of the University’s Strategic Research Themes: Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation, and Sustainability, Environment and Resources. There is also an interdisciplinary component that supports the Theme on Mobilizing Creativity and Enabling Cultures.

The project that the funding will support is titled, “Investigating the geomechanics...

Students Win CGS Student Competition Group Report Award

Caitlin Fisher, Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering student wins CGS Student CompetitionMark McDonald, Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering student wins CGS Student CompetitionEmily Miszk, Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering student wins CGS Student Competition

Congratulations to Caitlin Fisher, BSc'20, Mark McDonald, BSc'20, and Emily Miszk, BSc'20, on winning first place in the group report category of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) student competition. The winning report is titled, "Intermontane Mining Ltd. Open Pit Mine Wall Pushback Design Project". 

The students are each pictured here with...

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...