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Queen's to Host GAC/MAC 2017

The 2017 Annual meeting of the GAC/MAC in Kingston will coincide with the 175th anniversary of the founding of the GSC in Kingston. The Geological Survey of Canada, Canada’s oldest scientific agency, was established by the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1842, in Kingston, Canada West.

The Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering at Queen’s and the GSC will be hosting this celebratory event at Queen’s University.

Please join us at the conference May 14-18, 2017.

Registration will...

Dr. Guy Narbonne Receives E.R.Ward Neale Medal from GAC

Congratulations to Dr. Guy Narbonne who has been awarded the E.R.Ward Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada (GAC). He is receiving this award in recognition of his research and public outreach. The medal will be presented to Dr. Narbonne at the GAC-MAC annual conference, taking place May 15-17 in Kingston.

Dr. Narobnne comments, "“I feel tremendously honoured to be recognized by the Association with this award,” says Dr. Narbonne. “Just as the research isn’t done until you’ve written the publication, the research also isn’t done until you’ve told all the stakeholders what they got out of it. We went from...

Museum Curator Featured in Kingston Whig Standard

Mark Badham, curator at the Miller Museum of Geology at Queen's University, conducts a chemical test on a rock in front of Harley Gallagher's Grade 5 class from Molly Brant Elementary School on March 30. (Julia McKay/The Whig-Standard)Miller Museum of Geology Curator, Mark Badham, was featured in the Kingston Whig Standard for the "Beyond Classrooms" program he runs annually through the museum.

"Beyond Classrooms" is a program that sees elementary level students moving their classroom into different venues in the community, such as the Miller Museum of Geology.

The program hosted 26 grade 5 students from Molly Brant Elementary School for the entire week (27-31 March).

Read the article in the Kingston Whig Standard.

Dr. Godin Appointed Science Editor of Lithosphere

Congratulations to Dr. Laurent Godin, who has been appointed as one of the 3 Science Editors for the GSA journal Lithosphere (3 yr term). The appointment was made based on his "broad and versatile background in geoscience, an open mind approach to science, and a progressive attitude towards alternative interpretations".

"Lithosphere provides timely publication of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary research on tectonic processes that affect the crust and upper mantle, from the surface to the base of the lithosphere. The journal highlights research that addresses how the surface, crust, and mantle interact to shape the physical and chemical evolution of the lithosphere at all spatial and temporal scales."

More information can be found on the GSA website.

Congratulations Dr. Godin!

Dr. Braun Receives $180,000 in Research Funding

From L-R: Principal Daniel Woolf, Khadijat Hassan, The Honorable Reza Moridi, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Alexander Braun (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering), Praveen Jain (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and John Fisher, Interim Vice-Principal (Research). (March 14, 2017. Photo Credit: Garrett Elliott)

Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Braun who received $180,000 in research funding from the Government of Ontario. The funding comes from the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence and Research Infrastructure programs.The $180,000 will be used to "support the acquisition of a superconducting gravimeter – one of only 12 such devices in the world. The device...