Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science
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Welcome to Earth Sciences at Western

Earth Sciences is the science of the planet Earth. We seek to understand the Earth's internal structure and composition; its dynamic character (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics); the processes that occur within it; the processes that shape its surface and the materials that constitute its surface layers; the origin, occurrence, extraction and conservation of the Earth's natural resources (minerals, fossil fuels, soils, and water); the place of the Earth within the Solar System, and the history of life on Earth.

Western's Department of Earth Sciences is a close-knit and dynamic department combining cutting edge academic and applied research with strong mentorship and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Our graduates can be found in industry, academia and government across Canada and around the world. Come see us in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building to see what Earth Sciences has to offer.


Apr 1. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Dr. Brian Jackson "Summoning Devils in the Desert"

Feb 26. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Dr. Alison Malcolm "What do we really know?: Uncertainty in Reservoir Monitoring"

Feb 19. No Colloquium during Reading Week.

Feb 12. Rachel Schwartz-Narbonne Ph.D. defense "Reframing the Mammoth Steppe: Examining Mammoth Steppe Ecology Using Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Compositions" 1:00 pm BGS 1084.

Feb 5. Earth Sciences Colloquium: Dr. Steve Jacobsen "Earth's Deep Water Cycle: Atomic to Geophysical Scales"

Feb 5. Zijun Liu M.Sc. defense "Stable Isotope Paleolimnology of Barry Lake, Ontario, Canada Since AD ~1268". 12:30 pm BGS 1053.

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