Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
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Vimy Ridge Luncheon

The Toronto Branch of the QUAA and Queen's MiniU present a special luncheon with Queen's professor Jean Hutchinson (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering).

On April 23, hear how Dr. Hutchinson is using her geological expertise to stabilize the grounds of Vimy Ridge, the site of one of WWI's pivotal battles. Learn about rock engineering, First World War military strategy, and Canadian history directly from the Queen's expert who is ensuring that the Vimy Ridge Memorial Site is preserved for future generations.

You can register for the Toronto luncheon online

PDAC Reunion 2014

For those of you in the Toronto area or those who will be attending the 2014 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention, be sure to come out to the Queen’s Geology PDAC reception! Please note you do not need to be registered at the convention to attend the reception.

Date: Tuesday, March 4th

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Reception Hall 104 A - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front St W

Toronto, ON

Dr. Michael E. Hriskevich

March 7, 1926 - January 31, 2014

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering regrets to announce the passing of Dr. Michael Edward Hriskevich on January 31, 2014 at the age of 87 years.  
Dr. Hriskevich was a Queen’s University Geology graduate, BSc ’47 and MSc ’49. He later obtained a PhD from Princeton University. Dr. Hriskevich was a Life Time Member of APEGGA, an inductee into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Stanley Gold Slipper for over 20 years of service with the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 1990, the same year the American Association of Petroleum Geologists honored him with a distinguished service award.

Mineral Exploration RoundUp 2014

For those of you in the Vancouver area or those who will be attending the 2014 Mineral Exploration RoundUp conference, be sure to come out to the Queen’s Geology RoundUp reception!

Please note you do not have to be registered at the conference to attend.

There will be drinks and snacks available and good company, of course. Come out and enjoy a great evening of reminiscing and reconnecting.

Date: Monday, January 27th

Time: 4:30-9:00 pm

Location: Westin Bayshore hotel in the President’s room (same location as last year’s event)

1601 Bayshore Drive

Vancouver, British Columbia 

Dr. Jean Hutchinson Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Hutchinson and her co-authors from Queen's (D. Gauthier, R. Kromer, M. Ondercin, T. MacGowan), from CN Rail (T. Edwards) and from RockSense Solutions (M. Lato). They have been awarded the best paper in the Infrastructure and Electrical theme of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research in Sydney, Australia. It considers both the quality of the published paper and the critique and review by the audience members of the paper presentation.

The paper is entitled “Remote sensing approaches for assessing railway ground hazards: Applications to railway rock slope instability in western Canada” and is authored by: D.J. Hutchinson, M. Lato, D. Gauthier, T. Edwards, R. Kromer, M. Ondercin and T. MacGowan.

Congratulations to Dr. Hutchinson and her co-authors!