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By studying lava tubes on Earth, gradute students are hoping to find out more about life on Mars.

Lava tubes are natural formations caused by flowing lava when a volcano erupts. They can date back millennia (and longer) and cool into long networks of caves.

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Posted On: Friday, September 22, 2017

Adjunct Research Professor Jordan Mallon is a paleontologist at the Canada Museum of Nature here in Ottawa. For the past two years he has been working in Alberta attempting to extract a one-tonne skull embedded in solid rock.

The Chasmosaurus canadensis affectionately named "Lumpy" by the team is now ready to be airlifted from the...

Posted On: Friday, August 4, 2017

Sara McPeak placing the Tromino in the ground

Sara McPeak placing the Tromino in the ground 


From July 11-23, 2017 Ph.D. student Sara McPeak and M.Sc. student Skyler Mallozzi (field assistant)...

Posted On: Friday, July 28, 2017

Scientist-in-Residence Dr. Richard Ernst has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Geosphere Research, a new scientific journal published by Tomsk State University in Siberia. This is an earth sciences journal that includes some...

Posted On: Friday, July 28, 2017

Charlene Duffett, B.Sc.H., earned honorable mention for a Jerôme H. Remick Poster Award at GAC-MAC 2017. She presented on her 4th year honors thesis work, entitled “Metamorphism of mafic metavolcanics at the Ore Chimney Mine, southwestern Grenville Province”, which she carried out under the supervision of Professor Ian Honsberger.

Awards are given to acknowledge outstanding student posters at GAC-MAC. More information regarding the awards can be found...

Posted On: Tuesday, July 4, 2017