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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.


GeoEng Grads Awarded First Prize at CGS Student Competition

GeoEng Grads Awarded First Prize at CGS Student Competition

Congratulations to Gary Cui, Jessica Galavan, Duncan Leung, and Matt Lloyd. These four GeoEng grads were awarded first prize by the Canadian Geotechnical Society for their design entry in the Undergraduate Student Report (Group) Competition.

The Undergraduate Student Report, Group Submission Award recognizes the best report prepared by one or more undergraduate students in an accredited engineering program or a geoscience program in a Canadian University.

The report submitted by the students, titled "Holmestrand Underground Rail Cavern", concerns the design and modeling of the excavation and supports of a massive underground rail tunnel under very difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions.  This report was done for the fourth year design capstone courses, GEOE 446 and 447, and the project was supervised by Dr. Mark Diederichs.

The official award presentation ceremony will take place in Montreal this fall during the annual Canadian Geotechnical Society conference.