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Grad Student Receives TAC Scholarship

Congratulations to MASc student Sarah Cain, on receiving the Dan Eisenstein Memorial Scholarship from the Tunneling Association of Canada (TAC).
Sarah’s graduate research entails exploring the effects of macro-geometry choices (shape and dimensions) and details (geometry, aspect ratio, excavation sequence and staging) on excavation damage zone and highly damaged zone development within low- and...

Dr. Dalrymple wins Best Oral Presentation from SEPM

Congratulations to Dr. Bob Dalrymple, Professor Emeritus, who won the "Best Oral Presentation" award from the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) for his talk "Are Tides Controlled by Latitude?". Dr. Dalrymple presented the talk at the AAPG/SEPM Annual Convention held in Calgary June 19-22, 2016.

The abstract and further information can be found on the AAPG/SEPM convention website, under "Theme 1: Paralic and Shallow Marine Systems I (SEPM)". 

Congratulations Dr. Dalrymple!

Dr. Helmsteadt to be Keynote - International Geological Congress

Dr. Herb Helmstaedt, Professor Emeritus, has been invited to present a keynote paper at the upcoming 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) taking place from August 27th - September 4th, 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa.

His talk, entitled "Diamond Tectonics and Geotectonics - How do they intersect in the Archean", will be presented in the Diamond Session of the Dynamic Earth Symposium at the Congress.

According to Helmstaedt, "To be invited as a Keynote Speaker at an International Geological...

Mistaken Point Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Congratulations to Dr. Guy Narbonne, who played a lead role in the naming of Canada's latest UNESCO world heritage site, Mistaken Point, Newfoundland.

According to Daniel Woolf, Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, “Professor Narbonne’s work at Mistaken Point is not only first class science; it has helped significantly to revive the fortunes of the town by drawing global attention to it as an important heritage site.”

Mistaken Point is the first Precambrian fossil site ever nominated...

Post Doc Featured in Queen's Gazette

Post Doctoral Fellow Alexander Dececchi was featured in the Queen's Gazette for his research on how pre-avian dinosaurs first developed the ability to fly.

By using measurements from fossil records and data from modern birds to test the evolutionary explanation for the origin of birds, Dr. Dececchi and his colleagues have determined that none of the previously predicted methods would have allowed pre-avian dinosaurs to take flight.

Read the full article in the Queen's Gazette.

Students Receive KEGS Awards

Two undergraduate students and one graduate student from the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering have been awarded scholarships from the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS).

Congratulations to undergraduate students Sara Pieczonka,GeoSci'17 and Alison Martin GeoEng'18 on receiving KEGS Foundation award scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Sara won the WIMACS Geophysics Scholarship, one of the named scholarships.

Congratulations to graduate student Robin Maedal...