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A Message to the GSGE Community

The events of the past few weeks have made it clear that serious and systemic racial injustices and violence are being committed against Black people, Indigenous peoples, and minorities in Canada and elsewhere. We at the Queen’s University GSGE Department condemn anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, and the biases embedded in academic life. Addressing past and ongoing violence and discrimination against Black, Indigenous, and racialized people requires both immediate action and continuous work, and we are committed to working towards building a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of these communities.

We acknowledge the ways in which geological exploration and exploitation disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and other racialized groups around the world, and will support and contribute to developing efforts to address these issues collaboratively with those affected. We have an obligation to fight the systemic racism that plagues our society and to acknowledge...

Two Alumni Recognized for Their Research

Two former graduates of the Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering paleontology program recently achieved public recognition for their research.

Dr. T. Alexander Dececchi, (William E. White Post-doctoral Fellow in paleontology at Queen’s University from 2015-2017; now Assistant Professor at Mt Marty College, ND) was featured in an article in New York Times for his recent paper in PLOS One, on the maximum speeds of T. rex and...

PhD Student Receives David Edney Research Travel Award

ongratulations to PhD student, Kaj Sullivan, on receiving the Queen's David Edney Research Travel Award

Kaj is one of only two graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science to receive the award this year. This award gives Kaj the opportunity to study and do research in Paris, France, in a fully-equipped apartment owned by Queen's alumnus, Professor David Edney. 

With Dr. Moynier at the University of Paris’ Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Kaj will complete an intensive two-month research project that will investigate the distribution of...

Dr. Christopher Spencer featured in Newsweek

Dr. Christopher Spencer is featured in a Newsweek article, titled "THE EARTH WAS ONCE A SNOWBALL. AN ASTEROID IMPACT TWO BILLION YEARS AGO MAY HAVE CHANGED THAT". 

In the article, Dr. Spencer comments on a recent study that analyses minerals at the site of the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, and how the asteroid that hit there may have helped bring the "Snowball Earth" period to an end. 

Read the full article on the Newsweek website