In following the recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the department of Earth Sciences is operating online and staff are working remotely.

For assistance, please contact the office at earth [dot] sciencesatcarleton [dot] ca and your email will be redirected to the appropriate contact.

We are also checking and responding to voicemail on (613) 520-2600 Ext. 5633 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Students should check with course instructors concerning online submission of any course assignments and revisions to how final exams will be given.

We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.


Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences, or geology, from the ancient Greek meaning “The Study of the Earth”, is the study of our dynamic planet, from its interior to its surface, and from the events that occurred since its formation 4568 million years ago, to the processes that take place in the modern Earth.

News Stories

Post Doctoral Fellow Nawaf Nasser published in Ecological Indicators

The study presents results of a survey of 90 lakes in subarctic Canada variously contaminated by arsenic (As) as a result of legacy gold-mining, and statistically demonstrate the sensitivity and tolerance limits of Arcellinida, an important group of shelled protozoa, to various As concentrations.

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