Earth Science News Archives

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

Employers in the mining industry are digging for geology grads as the demand for skilled employees continues to grow, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.  Ryan Montpellier, executive director of the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), described the situation in the Globe and Mail article, stating that only 1,200 geology students will graduate this year,...

Posted On: Monday, March 17, 2008