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.

News

Tues. July 24: MSc Geology PlnSci Candidate Jeffrey Daniels' Public Lecture "Impact Melt Emplacement on Mercury" at 1PM in BGS 1069

Mon. July 30: MSc Geophysics PlnSci Candidate Alyssa Werynski's Public Lecture "Compositional Variations of Titan’s Impact Craters Indicates Active Surface Erosion" at 1PM in BGS 1069

Tues. July 31: MSc Geophysics Candidate Alvin Bodi Zhao's Public Lecture "Geomechanical Modelling of Induced Seismicity" at 2PM in BGS 1069

Fri. Aug 3: MSc Geology PlnSci Candidate Josh Hedgepeth's Public Lecture at 1PM in BGS 1069

Mon. Aug 27: PhD Geology Candidate Matea Drljepan's Public Lecture "ALLOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE VIKING AND JOLI FOU FORMATIONS, THE LOWER COLORADO GROUP (UPPER ALBIAN), CENTRAL ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN, WESTERN CANADA FORELAND BASIN" at 1PM in BGS 1084