Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science
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    Highlights ES2250Y Field Course

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    Highlights ES3350Y Field Course

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    Congratulations to Vanier scholarship winner Christy Caudill:

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    Highlights AESRC 2017

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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.

News

Jul 14. Diego Uribe (Flemming/McCausland/Izawa) MSc Geology and Planetary Science Public Lecture "Enstatite achondrites as indicators of processes and environments in the early solar system" 1:00 pm, BGS 1056.

Jul 18. Caroline Gi (Brown) MSc Geophysics "Using Bolide Airwaves to Estimate Meteoroid Source Characteristics and Window Damage Potential" 10:30 am, PAB 100.

 



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