Geology Seminar Series 2022: Graduate Thesis Proposal and In-Progress Presentations by D. Thomson and S. Killins

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 10:30am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

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THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
SEMINAR SERIES 2022-2023

Graduate Thesis Proposal and In-Progress
Presentations by:

DANIEL THOMSON
A geochemical and petrological characterization of the
Lundmark Akow VMS alteration zone

 SPENCER KILLINS
Ultramafic cumulates from the English River subprovince -
evidence for supercrustal magmatism

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
10:30 AM 
in CB 3031

Geology Seminar Series 2022: Presentation by Dr. Lionnel Djon, Exploration Manager, Impala Canada Ltd.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 10:30am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

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SEMINAR SERIES 2022

Seminar Presentation by:

DR. LIONNEL DJON, EMBA, PGO
Exploration Manager, Impala Canada Ltd.

"Lac des Iles Palladium Deposits - Continuing to
Unlock Critical Mineral Potential"

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
10:30 AM in CB 3031

Geology Seminar Series 2022: Presentation by Dr. Lyndsay Moore, Project Geoscientist, Rio Tinto

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:30am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
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SEMINAR SERIES 2022

Seminar Presented by:

DR. LYNDSAY MOORE
Project Geoscientist, Rio Tinto

Shallow submarine to emergent volcanism and re-working of monogenetic volcanic centres;
Kakanui, New Zealand

 Alternative title: “My cousin was an orc in The Return of the King!” and other adventures
in New Zealand


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022
10:30 AM in CB 3031
all are welcome to attend!

Geology Seminar Series 2022: PGO Information Session - Guest speakers Ryan Weston, PGO North West Councillor and Eilidh Lewis, Acting Registrar

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 10:30am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

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THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
SEMINAR SERIES 2022

Guest speakers:

Ryan Weston, P.Geo., PGO North West Councillor
and
Eilidh Lewis, P.Geo., Acting Registrar

"BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENTIST"

The practice of geoscience is a regulated profession in Canada.  If you are aspiring to become a 
Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), it is critical that you know the requirements to become a P.Geo.
Don’t miss this information session!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
CB 3031

Geology Seminar Series 2022: Presentation by Dr. Tobias Stephan, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 10:30am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

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SEMINAR SERIES 2022

Seminar Presented by:
DR. TOBIAS STEPHAN
Guest Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary

What stresses the Canadian Cordillera? - A statistical analysis of the
first-order intraplate stress field of western Canada


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
10:30 AM – CB 3031

Geology Seminar Series 2022: Seminar Hosted by Dr. Mary Louise Hill, Professor, Department of Geology

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:30am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Event Contact E-mail: 

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THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
SEMINAR SERIES 2022

hosted by:
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Professor, Geology Department 

"PICTURE A SCIENTIST" 
'A documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who
are writing a new chapter for women scientists'

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2022
10:30 AM
in CB 3031

 
 
 

Geology Seminar Series 2022-2023: Seminar Presented by Moses Angombe, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University

Event Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Noah Phillips
Event Contact E-mail: 

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Guest Speaker:
MOSES ANGOMBE
PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
McGill University

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
10:00 AM
in CB 3031

ABSTRACT:  Developing tools for estimating paleo-pore fluid pressure in faults is essential for understanding how the properties of fault rocks evolve during an earthquake cycle and over the lifetime of a fault. High pore pressure represents a weakening mechanism needed for fault slip, earthquake triggering, heat transport, and fluid / chemical cycling. It is also potentially a key to understanding the mechanical behavior of low-angle thrusts, which remains a great paradox in tectonics and fault mechanics. The Muddy Mountain Thrust in southern Nevada, USA, is part of the regional mid-late Cretaceous Sevier orogenic front and exposes evidence of paleoseismic slip. The thrust juxtaposed an imbricated Paleozoic carbonate sequence above Jurassic and Cretaceous sandstones, molasse, and conglomerates. The thrust displays injections of gouge and breccia from the fault core into fractures in the hanging wall rocks. Crosscutting relations between principal slip surfaces and injections indicate multiple seismic pressurization events. Field observation and microstructure of the injection materials revealed the presence of poorly sorted assorted remnant clasts of quartz, microcline, foliated gouge, breccia, and cement. The mixed lithology clasts were sourced from the fault core below and pushed upward into the hanging wall injection site, possibly implying rapid emplacement through the injection of materials by thermal pressurization and fluidization during seismic slip. Microstructural observations of cement and solution features will be used to infer the chemical characteristics and constrain density estimates and clast carrying capacity of the driving fluid. These observations will be used as boundary conditions to model the velocity and pressure of the driving fluid and the pore pressures required to drive injections. The modelled velocities and pressures will be related to co-seismic stress conditions associated with large earthquakes in the continental fold and thrust settings. Our model attempts to understand the pore pressure limits on the fault, which we will compare to the pressurization required to propel thrust slip on the low angle fault and potentially provide the first quantitative observational constraints of paleo-pore pressure from a low angle thrust.

Geology Seminar Series 2022-2023: guest speaker Mostafa Khorshidi, P. Eng., Associate Engineer/Scientist, NWMO presents "Update on Site Characterization Activities"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 10:30am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

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Guest Speaker:

MOSTAFA KHORSHIDI, P.Eng.,
NWMO (Nuclear Waste Management Organization)

"Update on Site Characterization Activities"

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
10:30 AM
in CB 3031

 

 A  summary of the NWMO siting process, drilling program, and 2D seismic project in the ongoing site characterization of Ignace with regards to the potential for a nuclear waste repository” 

 

 

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