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Beth McLarty Halfkenny has always wanted to display a piece of Ottawa’s geological history on the Carleton University campus.

Now, in front of the Steacie Building, the university community will find numerous pieces – including rocks that weigh up to 10,000 pounds, and date back about 1-billion years.

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Posted On: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A rare, ancient inland sand dune in south Ottawa has survived 10,000 years, a product of the last ice age, but conservationists say it needs to be protected from trees that don't belong.

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Posted On: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Since Hayley graduated from Carleton in 2008 she’s been busy pursuing graduate studies and winning awards. Hayley is the recipient of the Andre Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) which is allowing her to further her research on meteorites and their relationship to the origin of life on Earth. NSERC has profiled her work in a short video on ...

Posted On: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Haley Sapers, BSc/08, has just received the Andre Hamer Postgraduate Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The prize will allow her to further her research on meteorites and their relationship to the origin of life on Earth. Read more

Posted On: Thursday, February 24, 2011

George Dix, professor in the department of earth sciences, sat down with Adrian Harewood of CBC's All in a Day on Tuesday, January 27 to explain Ottawa's limestone building heritage in advance of his Science Cafe discussion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University offers a field-based, comprehensive education that leads to exciting summer and full-time employment. Carleton professors and students have contributed...

Posted On: Wednesday, January 28, 2009