70th Anniversary Celebration

70th Anniversary Registration and Tours Earth Sciences


You are warmly invited to celebrate the
Department of Earth Sciences 70th Anniversary!

We are planning activities and celebrations on the weekend of September 23rd-24th, 2023.

Note that Friday September 22nd is reserved for groups of friends, or class, field trip and research lab reunions that may wish to self-organize, whereas Department activities are planned for Saturday and Sunday.

In this invitation you will find:

1. Reception and Dinner Registration
September 23rd
Open to all, students are encouraged to come, see prices below.
Note the Early Registration discounts.

2. Geoheritage Day Field Trip - September 23rd - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Department Tour - September 23rd - 2:00 pm
and/or Downtown Walking Tour of Dimension (Building) Stones
September 24th - 10:00 am – noon - open to Alumni, Retired Faculty and their guests.
Reservations are complementary, are registration caps.

3. The poll regarding your interest in a Sunday group lunch at a local restaurant (at your cost)

4. Downtown Hotel Block Booking
The nights of September 22nd & 23rd
Reservation information

Reception & Dinner Registration
September 23rd

Join us for the evening. All alumni; undergraduate and graduate students;  present and former staff, faculty & adjuncts; members & volunteers of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoheritage Project; and other current and past friends of the department are welcome.

Saturday September 23rd, 2023 - 5:30 pm
Richcraft Hall, Carleton Campus

Registration has closed.


Geoheritage Day Field Trip, Department Tour, and/or Downtown Walking Tour of Dimension (Building) Stones and expression of interest survey for Sunday restaurant lunch
September 23rd and 24th

Note that activities are free but numbers for some activities are capped.


Saturday, September 23rd

Geoheritage Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

15th annual Geoheritage Day
Visit exceptional geological sites in parks and green spaces of the Ottawa – Gatineau area.
The sites will be hosted from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and are open to the general public

Geoheritage Day Field Trip
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Brian Cousens will be leading a field trip to selected Geoheritage Sites for
Alumni & Retired Faculty, and their guests.
Limited capacity – 44 participants.

Department of Earth Sciences Tour
2:00 pm led by Tim Patterson, Department Chairman

Meeting place in the second floor lobby of Herzberg Laboratories.
There are also self-guided Geoheritage Sites on campus if you arrive early.

Sunday, September 24th

Downtown Walking Tour
10:00 am – noon

Walking Tour of Dimension (Building) Stones in Downtown Ottawa
Starting at the Centennial Flame on the lawn in front of the Parliament Building,
for Alumni and Retired Faculty, and their guests, led by Quentin Gall.
Limited capacity – 45 participants.

Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Social Get Together
Please fill out the poll seeking to find out if you are interested in a ‘pay as you go’ Sunday lunch at a waterside or historic restaurant.

Hotel Reservations – The Business Inn and Suites

We have a block of 25 rooms being held at The Business Inn and Suites in downtown Ottawa
for the nights of Friday September 22nd and Saturday September 23rd, 2023.

There is flat rate of $155/night plus tax.

Look at the website and choose a Signature Suite, Studio Suite or Executive Suite (all offered at the same price) and then
phone the hotel directly to reserve and pay for your reservation.
Give the reservations clerk the group name “Carleton Earth Sciences” to access the block booking rate.

180 Maclaren Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L3

Telephone (Ottawa):
(613) 232-1121
Toll-free Reservations Canada & US:

Would you like to organize a class or field trip reunion event?
Contact Sharon Carr with ideas of what you may like to do Sharon [dot] Carratcarleton [dot] ca
We’re happy to help you connect & organize. 
For example, Friday September 22nd or the afternoon of Sunday September 24th 
may be viable options for times to get together with your group.

Do you have pictures or memories to share?
Please contact Sharon Carr by email and/or we can set up a phone or video call Sharon [dot] Carratcarleton [dot] ca

Carleton University Activities September 23rd – 29th
for Throwback Homecoming

The September 23rd & 24th celebration in the Department of Earth Sciences  coincides with the start of Throwback, Carleton University’s homecoming celebration where Carleton opens its doors to alumni and community members. More details to follow.

Update Your Contact Information

Do you wish to change your contact information or the preferences for
contact from Carleton University? If so, please update the information at this website:

If you are not on the Carleton University email list but would like to correspond with Sharon Carr or Tim Patterson, or receive periodic correspondence from them, then please email them directly at Sharon [dot] Carratcarleton [dot] ca and Tim [dot] Pattersonatcarleton [dot] ca.

If you have a friend or colleague who is apparently not
on any mailing list, please do share this correspondence with them.

For Further Information

Check the Earth Sciences Department Webpage periodically for updates.
Registration will open in June - https://earthsci.carleton.ca/.
Use the information above to reserve hotel accommodation at The Business Inn and Suites

For questions or suggestions, contact one of 70th Anniversary Organizing Team
Co-Chairs Sharon [dot] Carratcarleton [dot] ca (Sharon Carr) or Tim [dot] Pattersonatcarleton [dot] ca (Tim Patterson).

For help with registration, please contact Sheila [dot] Thayeratcarleton [dot] ca (Sheila Thayer).

We look forward to hearing BACK from YOU, seeing you in September & catching up!


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