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Leading Canadian University in economic geology research funding.

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC), the Secretariat for the NSERC-CMIC Exploration Footprints Program, and the recently funded $104M Metal Earth research program led by MERC are located in the Willet Green Miller Centre, which was designed from the ground up as a geoscience building. School faculty, research scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students are working on fundamental geological problems all over the world. Award-winning faculty, award-winning students, and close ties with the Ontario Geological Survey and Ontario Geoscience Laboratories, the Geological Survey of Canada, and dozens of mining and exploration companies provide a wide range of research opportunities in economic geology, exploration geophysics, geochemistry, igneous- metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, structural geology, and sedimentology, focusing on Precambrian geology and associated mineralization.






Research Themes

Environmental Science


Mineralogy and Petrology

Ore Deposits and Mineral Exploration

Sedimentary Geology

Structure and Tectonics