Established in 1982, the Centre is one of the largest graduate teaching and research institutes of Earth Sciences in Canada, and represents the combined expertise of the Departments of Earth Sciences at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The Centre offers programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasis in environmental geoscience, paleontology, isotope geochemistry, petrology, geomathematics/computing; mineral and petroleum resource geology, sedimentary systems and basin analysis, tectonics, geodynamics, seismic engineering and seismology and physical geography.
The size of the Centre and our location in the nation's capital offer unique opportunities for collaborative research projects among members of the two departments, with staff at the Canadian Museum of Nature and Geological Survey of Canada, located minutes away from Carleton. The university campuses are only fifteen minutes apart and there is a quick connection by rapid transit. We are also within a short distance of most federal research facilities.
The Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre conducts research in major fields. A list of professors specializing in these areas can be found below.
Evolution of Life on Earth
Energy Resources and Environment
Earthquake Science, Natural Disasters
Earth Systems: Ancient and Modern Depositional Systems and Climate
Imaging and Analysis of Materials
Earth and Planetary Sciences: Geochemistry, Geodynamics and Tectonics
Here is a brief video describing the OCGC and the facilities that are available to graduate students.
Director of the Centre:
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON