Earth Science News Archives

Haley Sapers, BSc/08, has just received the Andre Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The prize will allow her to further her research on meteorites and their relationship to the origin of life on Earth. Read more

Posted On: Thursday, February 24, 2011

George Dix, professor in the department of earth sciences, sat down with Adrian Harewood of CBC's All in a Day on Tuesday, January 27 to explain Ottawa's limestone building heritage in advance of his Science Cafe discussion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University offers a field-based, comprehensive education that leads to exciting summer and full-time employment. Carleton professors and students have contributed...

Posted On: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Faculty of Science hosted its annual Faculty reception in December to recognize and celebrate our success in 2008 and to honour faculty and staff members for their outstanding work.  Each year we present the Faculty of Science teaching award, an award to celebrate excellent teaching in our Faculty, and the World of Difference award to celebrate excellence in service provided by our valued support staff.

This year’s Faculty...

Posted On: Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rogers 22 has approached the Faculty of Science to include a monthly science column on its Daytime show.  Each month a different science professor participates in live in-studio interview about their personal area of expertise. 

Check out Maria DeRosa, assistant professor in the department of chemistry, and...

Posted On: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

With 20 per cent of the world’s population living within eruption distance of a volcano, one might wonder what would cause people to live in potentially dangerous territory. One reason according to Brian Cousens, assistant professor in the department of earth sciences, is that the land surrounding volcanoes is quite fertile, providing ideal farmland.  Another reason Cousens has noted while doing field work in volcanic regions such as Hawaii is that “for many people, it is their...

Posted On: Tuesday, November 18, 2008