Doose Leads Movement to Ban Plastic Microbeads

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 Illinois. 

Jennifer Blanchard receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

M.Sc. student Jennifer Blanchard, co-supervised by Dr. Richard Ernst and Dr.

Dr. Patterson and Students Return from Yellowknife

Friday, July 17, 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


Alumnus Matthew Hanewich employed by the OGS

Wednesday, July 15, 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 program. 

Adjunct Prof. Michael Ryan Unveils New Dinosaur

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Dr. Michael J. Ryan in the field

Dr. Michael J. Ryan in the field

Dr. Hillary Maddin Receives NSERC Discovery Grant

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dr. Hillary Maddin was recently featured in a news article published by the Carleton University Research Office (CURO) as a recipient of a NSERC Discovery Grant. 

The Discovery Grant is among the most prestigious domestic funding programs available. Successful applicants are truly world-class scientists and engineers. These awards are designed to provide long-term capital for cutting-edge research. They are typically given over a period of 5 years. 

Winners of the GEM Awards for Studies in Magnetic Methods

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The winners of the GEM Systems Awards for Studies in Magnetic Methods have been selected!

Alumna Lindsay Upiter (B.Sc.H. 2012, M.Sc. 2014) was awarded the Gold Award for the research she did while at Carleton on helicopter-borne triaxial magnetic gradiometry, in collaboration with Canadian Mining Geophysics Airborne. She was supervised by Dr. Claire Samson.

Alumnus Peter Hews Discovers a New Dinosaur

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A new type of dinosaur was put on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta last Thursday. Regaliceratops peterhewsi was closely related to the triceratops. This new discovery is actually named after the Carleton Earth Sciences alumnus who discovered it. Calgary geologist Peter Hews identified a segment of bone in the vicinity of the Oldman River, outside of Lethbridge. 

Dr. Lisa Neville Wins Best Poster Award

Monday, June 15, 2015

Freshly minted Carleton Earth Sciences graduate Lisa Neville (Ph.D. 2014, Tim Patterson supervisor) was honoured with the Best Poster Award at GeoConvention 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. Her paper entitled "Climate Cycles Drive Aquatic Ecologic Changes in the Fort McMurray Region of Northern Alberta, Canada" summarized a portion of her Ph.D. research.