Department of Geology

Seminars & Events

The Department of Geology regularly hosts internal and external speakers during the academic year. Most talks are open to the public. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming events, please consult the list below or follow us on Twitter.

  


 

2019-2020 Seminar Series


 Precious vapors: Are vapors viable ore fluids in the contest of porphyry ore formation?

 

Dr. Nicole Hurtig, Assistant Professor

Colorado School of Mines

 

Tuesday, August 13 @ 3:00PM

Science 411

 

Details 


Society of Economic Geologists

2019 Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer

 

Dr. Sarah Gleeson

Professor in Mineral Resources
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

 Diagenesis, Sulfur, and Giant Zn Deposits

Tuesday, September 10 @ 3:00PM

Science 411

 Details

 

Pyrite as Ore and Gangue in Hydrothermal
Systems: Potential and Pitfalls

Wednesday, September 11 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

  Details


ExxonMobil 2020 Geoscience Recruitment Information Session

 

2020 Geoscience Internship Positions

Information Session

 

Tuesday, September 17 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 Details


2019-2020 GAC Howard Street Robinson Lecture Series

The great Triassic-Jurassic Cu-Au-Mo porphyries of the
central Canadian Cordillera: Why there? Why then?

Howard Street Robinson Medalist

 

JoAnne Nelson

Emeritus Scientist
British Columbia Geological Survey

 

Monday, September 23 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details


Digesting the Late Carboniferous: using fish coprolites to reconstruct the aquatic paleoecosystem of the Joggins Formation, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Dr. Melissa Grey

Curator of Palaeontology
Joggins Fossil Institute

 

Wednesday, October 2 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details


2019 GAC W. W. Hutchison Medalist

Tracking the rise and fall of oceanic O2 levels on the Precambrian Earth using the redox-sensitive trace metal geochemistry of  sedimentary rocks

 

Dr. Brian Kendall

Canada Research Chair in
Redox-Sensitive Metal Isotope Geochemistry,
University of Waterloo

 

Tuesday, October 8 · 1:00pm

Science 408

 

Details


Primary volatiles in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex and their effect on PGE mineralisation

 

Dr. Katie McFall

Research Associate
School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University

 

Wednesday, October 30 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details 


The Early Miocene volcanic history of Lesvos island, Greece: shoshonites, ignimbrites and the petrified forest

 

Dr. Georgia Pe-Piper

Professor Emerita
Department of Geology
Saint Mary's University

 

Wednesday, November 6 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details 


2019-2020 Science Atlantic-AGS Speaker Tour

Ore-forming processes on the seafloor – understanding the difference between black smoker vent fields and the formation of metal-rich
massive sulfide mineral deposits

Dr. John Jamieson

Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology
Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University

 

Monday, November 18 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details


Sites of Serpentinization and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life

 

Dr. Penny Morrill

Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University
 

Tuesday, December 17 @ 1:00 PM

Science 411

 

Details 


Sites of Serpentinization and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life

 

Dr. Dawn Kellett

Geological Survey of Canada - Atlantic Division
 

Friday, January 31 @ 1:00 PM

Science 411

 

Details 


 A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the evolution of Laurentia: From Archean core to Paleozoic margin

 

Dr. Shawna White

Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Laurentian University
 

Friday, February 21 @ 1:00 PM

Science 411

 

Details 


 Timing and tempo of continental magmatism: A high-resolution record of geodynamic processes

 

Dr. Steve Denyszyn

University of Western Australia
Centre for Exploration Targeting
 

Friday, February 28 @ 1:00 PM

Science 411

 

Details


  An innovative approach to understanding mountain building processes in space and time

 

 Dr. Tasca Santimano

Department of Earth Sciences
University of Toronto
 

Friday, March 6 @ 1:00 PM

Science 411

 

Details


 

 

 


 

2018-2019 Seminar Series


 Dipicolinic acid as a tracer for oil seeps in marine sediments

 

Dr. Jayne Rattray, Energy Bioengineering and Geomicrobiology Group,

University of Calgary

 

Monday, September 17 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 Details


Hypervelocity impact effects on Earth: Causes, consequences and future threats

 

Dr. John Spray, Planetary and Space Science Centre, 

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

 

Thursday, October 18 @ 1:00PM

Science 411

 Details


2018-2019 GAC Howard Street Robinson Lecture Series

The Precambrian Secrets of Yukon

Howard Street Robinson Medalist

 

Dr. Derek Thorkelson, Department of Earth Sciences,

Simon Fraser University

 

Thursday, November 8 @ 1:00PM

Science 411

 

Details 


Science Atlantic-AGS Speaker Tour

Forensic petrology applied to the Titanic headstones

Dr. Barrie Clarke, Department of Earth Sciences, 

Dalhousie University

 

Tuesday, November 20 @ 1:00PM

Science 411

 

Details 


Active Marine Geohazards on the seafloor of Eastern and Arctic Canada

 

Dr. Alexandre Normandeau, Research Scientist, Marine Geoscience

Geological Survey of Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

 

Thursday, November 22 @ 1:00PM

Science 411

 

 Details 


 Genesis of polymetallic vein-type mineralization in the Freiberg district, Germany: Towards new exploration concepts in a historic mining district

 

Dr. Mathias Burisch, Department of Mineralogy

Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

 

Tuesday, January 29 @ 10:00AM

Science 411

 

 Details 


Petroleum Systems and Source Rocks of Atlantic Canada

 

Dr. Grant Wach

Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Dalhousie University
Director, Basin and Reservoir Lab
2018 CSPG Slipper Gold Medal Recipient

 

Friday, March 8 @ 11:00AM

Science 411

 

 Details 


 Flaming Tapwater: The science behind the occurrence of methane in groundwaters overlying oil, gas and coalfields of North America

 

Dr. Owen Sherwood

Department of Earth Sciences
Dalhousie University

 

Friday, March 15 @ 10:30AM

Science 411

 

Details  


 Looking down to look up: New approaches in the search for life in strange places

 

Dr. Greg Wanger

Consultant, NASA-Jet Propulsion Lab
Deep UV Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy

 

Friday, March 22 @ 11:00AM

Science 411

 

Details  


Evolution of the Oxford Sinkhole

 

Amy Tizzard

Regional Geologist
Geological Survey Division
Department of Energy and Mines

 

Wednesday, March 27 @ 11:30AM

Science 411

 

Details  


Terrane concept and Cape Breton Island

 

Dr. J. Duncan Keppie

Institute of Geology
National Autonomous University of Mexico

 

Friday, March 29 @ 11:00AM

Science 411

 

Details