Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
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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!

MEERL Information Webinar

Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn about the Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership (MEERL) program at Queen's University. Hear from Brittany Jennings, MEERL Program Manager, who will provide an overview about MEERL. There will also be lots of time for Q & A at the end of the webinar.