Here are the pictures from the first Harquail School of Earth Sciences banquet on April 8, 2017 at the Italian Club in Copper Cliff.
Honours thesis presentations were delivered by 11 students. Congratulations to all of our new B.Sc. graduates:
Characterization of the Chemistry and Textural Features of Groundmass Spinels from the X-Ray Kimberlite, Attawapiskat, Ontario: Implications for Recognizing the Emplacement Sequence in a Kimberlite
Characterization of gold mineralization in the Benny greenstone belt footwall rocks of the Parkin Offset Dike in the North Range of the Sudbury Igneous Complex, Canad
A study of Ni-bearing sulfides from the Parkin Offset dyke, Sudbury, ON, Canada
A petrographic and geochemical analysis of basaltic rocks that are host to the Kairei, Edmond and Sonne seafloor massive sulfide deposits of the South Central Indian Ridge
Identification of amorphous, nanocrystalline and crystalline phases in the Martian analogue soil from Pu'u Nene cinder cone, Hawaii
Understanding the formation mechanism of uraninite on sulfide minerals at the nanometer scale
The distribution and abundance of Se in Ontario groundwaters and its association with Cl- and S2-
Relevance of fluid:rock interaction in Proterozoic pegmatites near Sudbury, Ontario to mineralization in rare-metal pegmatite settings
Morphodynamics of sinuous, unvegetated rivers: remote sensing and river-discharge records
Characterization of two unknown minerals from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec: Insight into late-stage alteration processes in agpaitic environments
An integrated P-T-X study of fluid inclusions and SIMS δ18Oquartz of a gold-bearing quartz vein from the Caribou gold deposit, Meguma terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada
Our audience during one of the B.Sc. Honours presentations
Jonathan Sutton (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Kevin Pieterse (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Jasmine Ogilvie (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Sarah Mills (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Robert Meek (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Sophie Michel (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Neal McClenaghan (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Ramon Lorenzo (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Daniel Johannsson (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Thomas Gore (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Brandon Choquette (B.Sc. Hons. Earth Sciences)
Honours thesis presentations were now over and the non-academic part could begin.
Dr. Taus Jørgensen
Coralie & friend
An unintended purple theme between Dr. Bruno Lafrance, Evan Hastie & Tobias Roth
False colours for some technical reason - LU president Dominic Giroux & Dr. Doug Tinkham in the background
Christopher Beckett-Brown, Brandon Choquette, Ramon Lorenzo, Jonathan Sutton, Thomas Gore & Dr. Andrew McDonald
Mrs. Golightly, Rachel !!!, Dr. Paul Golightly, Dr. Bruce Jago, Catherine Rousell, Dr. Don Rousell
David Harquail was an inspiring guest speaker for the historically first Harquail School of Earth Sciences banquet
David Harquail speaking about his father James, a geologist, and his Sudbury connection with Thayer Lindsley of Falconbridge Ltd.
Dr. Douglas Tinkham presenting Thomas Gore with the David Beilhartz Award for best 4th year Honours thesis presentation
Dr. Michael Lesher presenting certificates of merit to Christopher Kelly and Danielle Brown (both candidates for M.Sc. in Geology). Both showed strong leadership skills in organizing on the 2017 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium
Dr. Bruce Jago presenting the Goodman School of Mines awards for Best LU Posters at the PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium: Evan Hastie (PhD category), Christopher Kelly (M.Sc. category), and Brandon Choquette (B.Sc. Honours category)
Dr. Elizabeth Turner presenting Awards for Best Seminars 2016/17 at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Evan Hastie was best in PhD category, and Keaton Strongman and Phil Trudel share first place at the M.Sc. level.
Danielle Brown (2nd from right) employed the semicolon in her abstract most elegantly; befittingly, everybody got an English grammar book.
Robert Meek (newly graduated B.Sc. Earth Sciences) won the 2017 GAC-PDAC Logan Award
The categories to choose from in Tobias' GEOpardy game, followed by the students' Fun Awards
Graduate students Chris Beckett-Brown and Phil Trudel present to David Harquail the "Saving for (his) retirement" award.
Students present to president Dominic Giroux a "Honorary Geologist Award", including a mineral collection.