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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!

Geology in the News

In a recent edition of the Queen's "Alumni Review", two stories featured some of the recent activity happening right here in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. 

One story features Dr. Jean Hutchinson's work stabilizing the shifting ground at Vimy Ridge

The second story covers a trip taken by five of the department's graduate students on a trip to Greece.

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Homecoming 2013

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Geology Open Houses on Saturday, October 5th and Saturday, October 19th. These events were a great success and it was wonderful to see everyone!

Have a look at the slideshow below for photos from the event.

Roger Smith to be Awarded Stanley Slipper Gold Medal

The Department wishes to congratulate, Roger Smith, a Geology graduate, who will be awarded the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.

This is the CSPG,'s most prestigious award, recognizing excellence in exploration activities. Roger joins previous award winners, and Queen's alumni Mike Rose (2009) and Dr. Mike Hriskevich (1990).

For more information, please click here.