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Published Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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 Friday, 26 February 2016
The Department of Earth Sciences celebrated its new graduating class at our Annual Year End Banquet at the Italian Club in Copper Cliff!
Photos: Fun! Courtesy of Philippe Trudel at the dinner
Photo: Philippe Trudel and Dakota Recollet in ... Read more
Published Tuesday, 09 February 2016
This year’s recipient of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award
is Jordan McDivitt of Laurentian University.
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 Sunday, 06 December 2015
Call for Abstracts and Posters
The PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium 2016 Call for Abstracts has now been released. Abstracts and posters can be submitted at cmic-footprints.ca/smc
The event is on Monday 7 March 2016, and the deadline for submissions is 10 January 2016.
Information about ... Read more
Published Tuesday, 06 October 2015
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
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
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
Graduate students can now use the following equipment in the research lab on the 5th floor:
- 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
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 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
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.
Undergraduate student Mélanie Bouchard using a new camera-equipped microscope.
Bruno Lafrance and ... Read more
Published Saturday, 19 October 2013
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
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
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
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
Published Wednesday, 09 January 2013
SEG Chile Trip 13-24 April 2013 Learn More!
Published Friday, 24 August 2012
Andy McDonald edits Special Issue of Canadian Mineralogist
The 11th International Platinum Symposium (IPS) held at Laurentian University 21-24 June 2010 was successful on many fronts but none more than the scientific merits that were realized. One tangible ... Read more
Published Friday, 25 May 2012
Daniel Layton-Matthews has been awarded the 2012 William Harvey Gross Medal by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada, joining Harold Gibson, Steve Piercey (now at Memorial University), Catharine Farrow (Adjunct), and Peter Lightfoot (Adjunct) as members of ... Read more
Published Thursday, 26 April 2012
Geologists collect constellation of awards
from Sudbury Star April 26, 2012
Senior faculty members at Laurentian University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre have been honoured with prestigious awards in their respective geological fields.
MERC Director and ... Read more
Published Sunday, 06 March 2011
Thanks to the many of you who dropped by the MERC/DES booth at PDAC and attended the hugely successful Alumi Reception. The reception was filled with alumni and friends, who came to catch up with each other and to hear about recent initiatives in the Department, MERC, and LU by DES Chairman Dan ... Read more