The Best Place in the World to Study Geology!
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences (HES) and Mineral Exploration Research Centre comprise award-winning faculty (including three GAC-MDD Duncan Derry Medal winners) and award-winning students, and presently have the highest level of NSERC and TGI funding in economic geology of any university in Canada.
HES and MERC are housed in Willet Green Miller Centre, overlooking Lake Ramsey and the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Located on the rim of one of the world's oldest, largest, and best-exposed meteorite impact sites, built on rocks of the Canadian Shield, and located in the world's largest mining cluster, we have a setting for field-based teaching and research that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
The wide range of geological environments, including Precambrian volcano-sedimentary belts, the Huronian Basin, the Grenville orogenic complex, and Paleozoic sequences, offers unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate studies in ore deposits, structural geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, and paleoecology.
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