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Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos Receives Thomas Roy Award from CGS

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos who is this year's recipient of the Thomas Roy Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS). Dr. Vlachopoulos received the award for “outstanding contribution to Engineering Geology in Canada”. The Thomas Roy Award is the premier Engineering Geology Award in Canada. Dr. Vlachopoulos was presented the award this week at the Annual...

Graduate Student Wins Award at the Canadian Paleontology Conference

Kelsey Grimes (left) receiving T E Bolton Award. Image by Mario CournoyerCongratulations to MSc candidate Kelsey Grimes who received the Thomas E. Bolton Award for presenting the best student poster at the recent (August 23-25) Canadian Paleontology Conference in Toronto.  Kelsey’s poster on “Elongate Ediacaran fronds from Newfoundland and South Australia” is based on her current MSc research program. 

Dr. Anna Harrison Receives John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Harrison! Anna is the recipient of a John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for her project “Gas-fluid-mineral Interactions: Implications for element cycles and CO2 storage". The JELP provides infrastructural funding to help researchers become leaders in their fields.

Congratulations Anna!

Department Receives SSHRC Grant

As a partner in a new multi-university SSHRC project “Environments of Change: Digitizing Nature, History and Human Experience in Late Medieval Sussex,” Rob Harrap will work with historians, geographers, archeologists, computer scientists and a wide range of community groups and companies in Canada and the UK. The project examines the region around Herstmonceaux Castle – the Bader International Centre - as an analog for community resiliance in long-term climate change scenarios, and examines how to use modern technology to both inform and communicate complex historical narratives. The 2.5M$ project is the first Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant in the Department.

Two Undergraduate and Three Graduate Students Win KEGS Foundation Scholarships

Congratulations to all five of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering’s recipients of KEGS Foundation Scholarships. KEGS Foundation scholarships are awarded to students studying geophysics. Recipients also receive KEGS memberships and the opportunity to attend the KEGS Symposium.

Undergraduate student Rachel Bourassa is the recipient of the Limion Scholarship. This Award honors the late consulting geophysicist Heikki Limion.

Drew Branson wins Geoscience BC Scholarship

Congratulations to graduate student Drew Branson on receiving a Geoscience BC scholarship of $5000 to support his MASc research on "Geophysical Prospection for Antimony and Chromite in the Quesnel Terrane, BC". The project is supported by a Mitacs Accelerate grant with Redline Minerals Inc., and the first field survey will take place in June 2019 with magnetometry, EM, and Res-IP surveys. While Antimony is a strategic element and about 90% of the production comes from East Asia, there is no producing mine in Canada. This project aims at using geophysical tools to identify associated rocks and minerals as antimony does not exhibit strong geophysical anomalies. The Geoscience BC scholarship will be used to fund at least two field campaigns.


Ph.D. Candidate Wins the Miltacs Globalink Research Award

Kaj Sullivan Mitacs Gloablink Research Award WinnerCongratulations Ph.D. Candidate Kaj Sullivan, who is the recipient of the Miltacs Globalink Research Award. This award funds 12-24 weeks of research at overseas universities.

Kaj will be going to Imperial College London to conduct research. He explains he will “work on a project investigating whether a zinc isotopic effect accompanies a 20% decrease in zinc concentration observed in the serum of healthy humans in the several hours after consuming a meal. This work is important for determining whether a fasting period is required before sample collection in further studies investigating the distribution of zinc isotopes in human serum.”

Congratulations Kaj!