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Published Monday, 04 July 2016

Jordan McDivitt M.Sc. thesis defence

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TOPIC: Gold Mineralization in the Missanabie-Renabie District of the Wawa Subprovince (Missanabie, Ontario, Canada)
DATE: Friday, July 15, 2016
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
ROOM: B8045
Willet Green Miller Centre

All welcome!

Published Saturday, 25 June 2016

Dr. Daniel Kontak wins Duncan Derry Medal

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Dr. Daniel Kontak, Full Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Duncan R. Derry Medal, awarded by the Geological Association of Canada.

The prestigious Duncan Derry Medal is awarded annually by the ... Read more

Published Thursday, 16 June 2016

Dr. McDonald and Sarah Gordon win the 2015 Hawley Medal

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The Hawley Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada was awarded to our faculty member Dr. Andrew McDonald and Sarah C. Gordon (M.Sc. Geology from Laurentian in 2013) for for the paper "A study of the composition, distribution, and genesis of pyrrhotite in the ... Read more

Published Friday, 03 June 2016

Pictures from Matheson field work

A few pictures from field work conducted in Matheson, May 2016:

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Dr. Györgyi Tuba collecting the first sample for her postdoc.

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Dr. Bruno Lafrance after an attempt to get Ian's jeep out of a mud hole. Not included in the picture are Dr. Györgyi Tuba, Christopher Kelly, and Ian ... Read more

Published Friday, 20 May 2016

Congratulations Rémy Poulin, M.Sc. Geology!

Rémy Poulin successfully defended his M.Sc. in Geology today, with the thesis titled "Scheelite geochemistry as an indicator of intrusion-related W-Mo-(Au) mineralization". Congratulations on behalf of the Department of Earth Sciences, especially the committee of Dr. Andrew McDonald, ... Read more

Published Wednesday, 11 May 2016

South Africa and Canada on common ground!

On May 10, 2016, Sandra McCardell, the High Commissioner of Canada to South Africa with accreditation to Lesotho, Madagascar, Marutitius and Namibia met with LU DES graduate students; Michael Langa, Evan Keir-Sage, Thabiso Makohliso and Cédric Mayer in South Africa. All four students ... Read more

Published Tuesday, 09 February 2016

LU M.Sc. student wins the 2016 Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award

This year’s recipient of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
is Jordan McDivitt of Laurentian University.

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Jordan's M.Sc thesis focused on the structural and hydrothermal evolution of gold mineralization in the Missanabie-Renabie district, Ontario, Canada by ... Read more

Published Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Job Posting: Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny (Tier I)

The Department of Earth Sciences (DES) and Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University invite applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny that integrates ore system research with broad scale tectonic processes. The Chair will ... Read more

Published Friday, 22 May 2015

LU student part of the SIFT geology winning team!

Congratulations to Philippe Trudel for winning the 2015 Student Industry Field Trip (SIFT) competition in Calgary, AB! He and his team took part in an extended oil and gas exploration project over several days. When asked about how his team managed to win the competition, ... Read more

Published Thursday, 11 December 2014

Joe Petrus on "Quirks and Quarks"


Here is a recent audio clip from CBC Radio program "Quirks and Quarks" with Joe Petrus being interviewed about his work at Laurentian University to determine what type of extraterrestrial body produced the Sudbury Basin 1.85 billion years ago.

Published Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New graduate student research lab!

Graduate students can now use the following equipment in the research lab on the 5th floor:

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- Olympus BX41 Pol microscope with Lumenera Infinity 2-5C camera (5 MP)

- Olympus SZ61 zoom stereomicroscope (with boomstand, ringlights and camera capability)

- Lenovo laptop with 27" external ... Read more

Published Thursday, 03 April 2014

More than $1000 raised in minerals auctions!

Students, faculty of DES and members of the broader geological community have been avidly bidding on rocks and minerals in the past months.

Undergraduate student Paul Wawrzonkowski, the organizer of the Silent Mineral Auctions, along with collaboration of Laurentian Earth Science ... Read more

Published Friday, 28 March 2014

CIM Sudbury Branch donates $25,000

CIM Sudbury Branch representatives Sue Tessier and Trang Tran-Valade presented a $25,000 donation towards upgrading the Department of Earth Sciences’ petrographic microscope facilities.

With the help of the CIM’s generous donation, the DES microscopy teaching lab will soon be fully equipped ... Read more

Published Thursday, 20 March 2014

New Microscopes!

The Goodman School of Mines’ generous donation of $ 50,000 allowed the Department of Earth Sciences to buy new Olympus BX41 microscopes and Lumenera cameras to accommodate our students’ learning and research.

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Undergraduate student Mélanie Bouchard using a new camera-equipped microscope.

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Bruno Lafrance and ... Read more

Published Saturday, 19 October 2013

Dr. Schindler's CBC Radio Interview

Dr. Michael Schindler was interviewed on CBC radio about the black coating on Sudbury rocks. To hear his interview, click the following LINK

Published Monday, 06 May 2013

Summer Field Activities

The summer field season is upon us and most members of the department are beginning to leave for the field:

Dr. Michael Lesher, PhD student Heather Carson, and MSc students Naghmeh Farhangi, Kaveh Mehrmanesh, and Charles Spath will be doing field work for their study of the geology, geochemistry and ... Read more

Published Tuesday, 23 April 2013

CMIC Footprints Secretariat to be based in DES/MERC

The new $12m pan-Canadian NSERC-CMIC-CRD "Multidisciplinary Exploration Fooprints" project will be based at LU. Including 42 researchers from 24 universities across Canada and 28 sponsoring mining companies and mineral exploration companies, it is the largest mineral ... Read more

Published Monday, 08 April 2013

Departmental Banquet

The Third Annual DES End-of-Year Banquet was held on Saturday 06 April 2013 at the Italian Club in Copper Cliff. Karin Ostler, Tom Raskivicius, and Danielle Venne presented the results of their BSc Honours research, and Dr. David Burrows (Vale and Adjunct Professor) gave a presentation on his geological ... Read more