Earth Science News Archives

Professor Claire Samson has been named Associate Dean (planning) to the Faculty of Graduate Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA). She will be starting in FGPA effective immediately, in addition to her responsibilities in our department. In May, she was also elected President of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) for a two-year term. ...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are you familiar with plastic microbeads? These are non-biodegradable, synthetic plastic particles that are commonly added to personal hygiene products, such as soaps and cosmetics. They are small enough to be washed down the drain and into our waterways. As we speak, they are endangering the lives of our marine life, which mistake the size and shape of the beads for food. Products containing plastic microbeads have already been banned from several states, such as California, Colorado and...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

M.Sc. student Jennifer Blanchard, co-supervised by Dr. Richard Ernst and Dr. Claire Samson, received an “Outstanding Student Paper...

Posted On: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Who Killed Frame Lake?

Tim Patterson awarded $27k by Tides Canada/RBC Bluewater to help develop remediation plan for urban Yellowknife lake


Frame Lake freeze cores

 

On the surface, Fram...

Posted On: Friday, July 17, 2015

Alumnus Matthew Hanewich (B.Sc.H. Earth Sciences, 2015) is working as a Junior Geologist for the Ontario Geological Survey this summer. He is stationed in Terrace Bay, ON, which is situated on the north shore of Lake Superior. He reports directly to Seamus Magnus, an alumnus of our Master's...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 15, 2015