The best place in the world to study Geology!
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University offer some of the most comprehensive field-, laboratory-, and theoretically-based Earth Science programs in North America.
HSES and MERC are located in the Willet Green Miller Center, which was designed from the ground up as a geoscience building built on 2.4 Ga rocks of the Southern Province. It houses the Ontario Geological Survey, the Ontario Geoscience Laboratories, the Mine Recorders Office, and several other mining-related research centres (Geomechanics Research Centre, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, Mining Innovation Rehabilitiation and Applied Research Company), making the WGMC one of the largest Earth science resource centres in North America.
The city of Sudbury lies amidst glacially-shaped ridges and green boreal forests, and contains 330 lakes >10 hectares in size and 112 lakes > 100 hectares in size. The success of more than 30 continuous years of environmental reclamation efforts has led to numerous national and international awards, including a Government of Canada Environmental Achievement Award, a United States Chevron Conservation Award, and a United Nations Local Government Honours Award.