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.
The Department of Earth Sciences Outreach Coordinator, Beth McLarty-Halfkenny, has been awarded the 2019 E.R. Ward Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. Named after the legendary E.R. Ward Neale, this medal is awarded to an individual for sustained outstanding efforts in sharing earth sciences with Canadians.
Giorgio Ranalli (Assistant Professor 1970, Full Professor 1982, Chancellor's Professor 2003, Distinguished Research Professor since 2006) has been reappointed as DRP for a further five-year term (2018-2023).