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

New GeoSoc Mural

Our Graduating 4th year students completed their GeoSoc mural in the tunnels of Carleton this past Winter 2019 term. Leaving a piece of themselves for future classes to see and aspire to, we wish them luck in their next endeavor.


Beth McLarty-Halfkenny recieves the 2019 E.R. Ward Neale Medal

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.

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.

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