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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