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.

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

Professor Tim Patterson awarded chemical weapons clean-up funding

The Department of Earth Sciences Professor Tim Patterson was awarded research funding last week from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to investigate the environmental impact of corroding chemical weapons dumped in the years after WWII in the Baltic Sea.

Fall 2020 Graduation-Congratulations to all Earth Science Graduates

The Department of Earth Sciences would like to say congratulation to all of the graduates during this Fall 2020 Convocation week. The Department has both Undergraduate and Graduate students completing their degree's this Fall. While we won't be on campus for the ceremonies this month, we want to commemorate this moment and congratulate all the students for their hard work.

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