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Grad Student Receives Two Prestigious SEG Scholarships

Congratulations to PhD graduate student, Callum Walter, on receiving two prestigious awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Callum has been awarded the SEG/Lucien LaCoste Scholarship, named after one of the most influential geophysicists of the last century. This award is presented annually to one graduate student for research contributions in potential field instrumentation.

Callum’s research has been focused on reliably integrating optically pumped vapour magnetometers with unmanned aerial...

Talk: Herb Helmstaedt on Diamonds in Canada

The Queen’s SEG Chapter warmly welcomes Herb Helmstaedt back to the department this Thursday to give a talk about the diamond industry in Canada, titled “The Canadian diamond boom; how long will it last?”

Herb is an active emeritus professor at Queen’s, and is an acclaimed expert in diamond exploration, petrology and structural geology. Herb first arrived at Queen’s in 1974, served for many...

Grad Student Receives TAC Scholarship Award

Congratulations to graduate student, Timothy Packulak, BSc'14, on receiving the Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship from the Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC). The Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a post-graduate student planning to undertake or currently undertaking post-graduate studies in the field of tunnelling at a recognized university in Canada. The scholarship amount is $6,000.
The award was presented to Tim at the 2017 Tunnelling Association of Canada Achievement Awards...

Visiting Speaker - Joel Jansen

On Friday, October 27, Joel Jansen, BSc’91, MSc’95, Lead – Geophysics, Anglo American, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Joel will be presenting on: "Mineral Exploration using Natural EM Fields"

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Miller Hall, Room 105

Recent Grad Wins Best AfriRock 2017 Paper by a Young Author

Congratulations to recent graduate, Dr. Ehsan Ghazvinian MSc'10, PhD'15, on being awarded the Best AfriRock 2017 Paper by a Young Author award, from the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). Dr. Ghazvinian won the award for his paper titled, "Progress of Brittle Micro-fracturing in Crystalline Rocks Under Cyclic Loading Conditions".

The award was presented at the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) International Symposium, AFRIROCK 2017, which took place September 30 - October 6, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Congratulations Dr. Ghazvinian!