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Welcome Dr Anna Harrison and Dr Elisabeth Steel

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering would like to welcome its two newest faculty members, Dr Anna Harrison, and Dr Elisabeth Steel.

Dr Anna Harrison joined the department in September 2018. Dr Harrison is a Queen’s national scholar and is cross-appointed between Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and the School of Environmental Studies. Her research interests are within aqueous and environmental geochemistry, and include experimental, analytical...

Grad Student Receives Finnigan Award - NAPEG

Congratulations to PhD student Clare Miller, who received the Finnigan Award for Northern Research from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG).

The award is inspired by Dr. Craig Finnigan. Dr. Finnigan was a Professional Geoscientist who spent the majority of his short career working across the Canadian north for industry, government, and academia. Craig passed away in 2014 at the age of 45, however his passion for geoscientific field work...

Undergrad Assistant Receives Staff Recognition Award

Congratulations to Undergraduate Program Assistant, Larke Zarichny, on receiving a university Staff Recognition Award. She is receiving the award for 37 years of helping students succeed.

Excerpts from the letter of nomination:

If you were a student in the Department Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering some time in the last thirty-seven years, it is very likely that if you drop by, call or email, Larke Zarichny knows you by name.  And she will greet you with a big smile, and will very promptly solve whatever problem it is...

Grad Student Receives Multiple Awards

Malcolm MacDougall, Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering Master's studentCongratulations to MASc student, Malcolm MacDougall, who has recently received a number of awards. Malcolm's thesis research looks at the impact of isostatic rebound offshore Newfoundland since the last glacial maximum and whether this caused any tilting or fluid migration among hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Malcolm is the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2018 Regional Graduate Student Scholarship (Ontario Region) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
  • 2018 KEGS Foundation Scholarship - Canadian Exploration Geophysics Society (KEGS)...


16th Annual Calgary Alumni Reunion

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Calgary, AB

The 16th Anniversary of the Queen’s Calgary Geology Reunion will be held at the home of Katie Anne MacInnis. Thanks to Katie Anne for her hospitality!

Vicki Remenda, the Head of the Department, will be in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to meet Vicki and hear about recent developments in the Department.

Come out with your spouse or guest and enjoy a great evening of reminiscing, reconnecting – and networking. Abundant hors d'oeuvres...

Student Receives OSSP Award from EGU

Congratulations to PHD student, David Bonneau, who was awarded the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSSP) from the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The poster/PICO is titled: "The Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning for the Characterization of Debris Accumulation Patterns in the White Canyon, British Columbia (Bonneau, D. A.; Hutchinson, D. J.; McDougall, S.)".

More information can be found on the EGU website.