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

Graduate Student's Field Trip

This year, graduate students from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa went for the annual OCGC Fall field trip to Bon Echo Park.

Ph.D. Student - Nawaf Nasser wins Award

Congratulations to Patterson Lab Ph.D. student Nawaf Nasser for winning best student peer reviewed publication at the 9th International Symposium on Testate Amoeba, held this year at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Conference organizer Helen Roe presented Nawaf with the Herbert Spencer Jennings Award during the conference.

Graduate Student Freya George published a new paper

Congratulations to Freya George for their paper on Population-wide garnet growth zoning revealed by LA-ICP-MS mapping: implications for trace element equilibration and syn-kinematic deformation during crystallisation.

Hillary Maddin interview on CBC

See Hillary Maddin's interview on April 14, 2018 at CBC radio here, where she discusses her research with fluorescent salamanders.

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