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Special Issue of The Canadian Mineralogist edited by Andy McDonald

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 piece of evidence for this is a recently published, special thematic issue The Canadian Mineralogist (vol 49, part 6) which drew heavily from some of the presentations made at the IPS, along with submissions received from international researchers conducting fundamental research into the origin, distribution and processing of platinum-group elements.

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Layton-Matthews Receives Gross Medal

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 the Department who have won the award. Dan obtained his MSc from LU in 2003 and is presently Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Ore Deposits at Queen's University. Congratulations Dan!

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PDAC 2011

06-09 March 2011 - PDAC - Toronto

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 Kontak, MERC Director Michael Lesher, and LU President Dominic Giroux.

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