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Visiting Speaker - Dr. Navid Bahrani

On Thursday, May 13th, Dr. Navid Bahrani, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, Dalhousie University, will be giving a talk for the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Bahrani will be presenting on: "Advances in Micromechanical Modeling of Core Damage and Brittle Rock Failure"

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm EST

Zoom link:  Email dumondl@queensu.ca for the Zoom link

 

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Brendt C. Hyde

On Thursday, May 6th, Dr. Brendt C. Hyde, William E. White Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queen's University Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, will be giving a talk for the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Hyde will be presenting on: "Meteorites and the Evolving View of How Planets are Built"

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm EST

Zoom link:  Email dumondl@queensu.ca for the Zoom link

PhD Student Receives CEMF Claudette MacKay Lassonde Graduate Award

Congratulations to PhD student, Simone Markus, on receiving the Claudette MacKay Lassonde Graduate Award from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF).

The mission of the CEMF is to "provide opportunities for Canadian women to become engineers". The award is named in honour of Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, P.Eng., who is the Founder of the CEMF. This is an ambassadorial award and recipients are considered to be leaders, ambassadors for the profession, and serve as role models for other women who dream of becoming engineers.

Simone commented, saying "I am honoured to be an ambassador...

Dr. Laurent Godin and Colleagues Receive Best Paper Award from GAC-CTG

Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Godin, and his colleagues from University of Alberta, and Lancaster University, on receiving the Best Paper Award from the Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG), a division of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC)!

The winning paper titled, "Active strike-slip faults and an outer frontal thrust in the Himalayan foreland basin" was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) in 2020. This is the third time Dr. Godin has been awarded the ‘Best Paper’ prize in the last 10 years, and each of these three award-winning papers...

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Alicia Cruz-Uribe

On Thursday, April 29th, Dr. Alicia Cruz-Uribe, Edward Sturgis Grew Assistant Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, The University of Maine, will be giving a talk for the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Cruz-Uribe will be presenting on: "Sulfur: The Final Frontier"

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm EST

Zoom link: Email dumondl@queensu.ca for the Zoom link

Please join us. All are welcome to attend!

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Petar Glisovic

On Thursday, April 22nd, Dr. Petar Glisovic, Geoselenic Research Project Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, will be giving a talk for the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Glisovic will be presenting on: "Modelling Mantle Dynamics through Geological Time: Towards New Frontiers in Earth & Planetary Science"

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm EST

Zoom link: Email dumondl@queensu.ca for the zoom link

Please join us. All are welcome to attend!

Visiting Speaker - Dr. Jon Husson

On Thursday, April 15th,  Dr. Jon Husson, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, will be giving a talk for the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Husson will be presenting on: "A close look at Earth’s largest carbon isotope excursion"

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm EST

Zoom link:  Email dumondl@queensu.ca for the Zoom link

Please join us. All are welcome to attend!

Dr. Diederichs Named 2021 ARMA Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Diederichs, who has been named the “2021 ARMA Fellow” by the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).

The ARMA Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have achieved outstanding accomplishments. contributions and impact in the areas of rock mechanics and rock engineering. 

First awarded in 2008, this is considered ARMA’s highest annual honour, and is a lifetime achievement recognition. Dr. Diederichs emphasized “No one wins an award like this on their own. I owe my success to my colleagues and phenomenal grad students past and current within the Queen’s Geomechanics...

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