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.
Mineralogy and Petrology
Ore Deposits and Mineral Exploration
Structure and Tectonics