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Dr. Daniel Kontak wins Duncan Derry Medal

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.

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Dr. McDonald and Sarah Gordon win the 2015 Hawley Medal

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 Copper Cliff Offset, Sudbury, Ontario"

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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 are M.Sc. candidates who have had learning and teaching experiences in Earth Sciences at both the University of Limpopo, South Africa, and at Laurentian University, Canada.

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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...

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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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