Geology Honours Thesis Presentation by T. Clark, M. Dorado-Troughton and K. Yahia

Event Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
HONOURS THESIS SEMINARS 2019

Presentations By:

THOMAS CLARK
"An Investigation of the Hintikka Conglomerate Occurence Related to the Greenwater-Shebandowan Assemblage Unconformity"

MATEO DORADO-TROUGHTON
"The Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Nagagami River Alkalic Complex in the Vicinity of the Albany Graphite Deposit"

KHALID YAHIA
"Tectonic Investigation on Mackenzie River Granites" 

GEOLOGY CLASS PHOTO 2018/2019
will take place outside
(weather permitting same place as years past, steps going down to Lake Tamblyn just outside of CB)
on MONDAY, APRIL 1st at ~11:20 a.m. after the last seminar.

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MONDAY, APRIL 1st
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology Honours Thesis Presentations by R. Orloci-Goodison and L. Sautelli

Event Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
HONOURS THESIS SEMINARS 2019
 
Presentations By:

RUTH ORLOCI-GOODISON
"Stabilization of Mineral-bound Organic C in Disturbed Boreal Forest Soil Profiles"

LOUIS SAUTELLI
"A Strain Analysis West of the C-Zone-The World Class Hemlo Deposit"

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MONDAY, MARCH 25th
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology and The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration (CESME) presents guest speakers Dr. David Good and John McBride

Event Date: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
CB 2019
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Peter Hollings
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of Geology and
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration (CESME)
presents guest speakers:

DR. DAVID GOOD

Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario 
"Characteristics of magma generated in the SCLM during the Early Stage of the Midcontinent Rift: Evidence from mafic rocks in the Coldwell Complex"

JOHN McBRIDE
Senior Project Geologist, Stillwater Canada Inc. 
"Pilot study: Using ambient noise passive seismic surveys for Ni-Cu-PGE mineral exploration at the Marathon PGM-Cu deposit, Marathon, Ontario"

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
at 2:30 pm
in CB 2019

Geology Seminar Series - 2018-2019 Howard Street Robinson Lecturer - Dr. Derek Thorkelson

Event Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Event Contact E-mail: 

Geology Department Seminar Series Presents
Geological Association of Canada 2018-2019 Howard Street Robinson
Medal Winner
and Lecturer

DR. DEREK THORKELSON
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia

 "The Precambrian Secrets of Yukon" 

Monday, March 18, 2019 
10:00am
in CB 3031

Abstract:

Most geologists in Canada regard the Canadian Cordillera as a Phanerozoic orogen consisting of fold belts and accreted terranes rich in precious and base metal deposits, and flanked by the modern Cascadia subduction zone.  To the surprise of many, the orogen also preserves a rich Precambrian history that spans over a quarter of Earth history.  The most extensive Precambrian exposures are preserved in structural culminations in Yukon Territory.  These inliers extend from Alaska to the Northwest Territories and host sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic and hydrothermal rocks of Paleoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic age.  The inliers lie within the Wernecke and Ogilvie Mountains, and the only road to cross them is the Dempster Highway as it passes north from Dawson City to Inuvik.

Few academic researchers have worked in these vast and mysterious mountains, and it has taken decades to unlock their geological secrets.  My contributions began in 1992 as the leader of a two-person, four-year mapping program for the Yukon Government.  With the help of several colleagues – mainly geochronologists -- we began to address outstanding geological issues and chart a research plan that would ultimately span 26 years.  After moving to Simon Fraser University in 1995, the research benefitted from the hard work and insight of graduate and undergraduate students.  Although each step was important, our most revealing strides have come in the past few years.  We have developed a new, deeper understanding of how northwestern Canada evolved during the Proterozoic and participated in the construction and break-up of the supercontinents Nuna and Rodinia.  This talk will provide a backdrop of information followed by recent research highlights including our new model of Proterozoic terrane accretion, and a glance toward future research. 

Biography:  Derek Thorkelson applies field methods, petrology, geochronology and tectonic modeling in the study of regional geological problems.  He obtained his PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1992.  His dissertation focused on Mesozoic volcanic successions and accreted terranes in the Canadian Cordillera.  During his thesis work, Dr. Thorkelson also became interested in ridge-trench intersections and wrote the first in a series of papers on slab windows.  After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Thorkelson accepted a position in 1992 as a founding member of the Canada/Yukon Geoscience Office, which later became the Yukon Geological Survey.  There, he led a four-year mapping program on Proterozoic assemblages and iron-oxide copper gold occurrences in northern Yukon.  In 1995, he accepted a faculty position at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where he continued his research into both slab windows and Proterozoic geology.  Dr. Thorkelson teaches courses in field methods, petrology and tectonics, and served as department chair for five years.  He is currently working cooperatively with the Arizona Geological Survey in the Proterozoic Yavapai-Mazatzal orogen.

 

Geology Thesis Seminars 2019 - Proposal Presentations by P. Bielski and B. Ramsay

Event Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2019 Proposal Presentations By:

PAUL BIELSKI
"Evidence of Oxygenation of the Deep-Ocean During the Neoarchean"

BRITTANY RAMSAY
"Mesoarchean Chemical Sedimentary Rocks of Northwestern Ontario: Implications for Hydrosphere Composition in Deep Time"

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MONDAY, MARCH 11th
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology Thesis Seminars 2019 - Proposal Presentations by D. Campbell and P. Hamilton

Event Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2019 Proposal Presentations By:

DANA CAMPBELL
"Geochemistry and Glacial Dispersal Patterns of Kimberlite Indicator Minerals in the Slave Province, Northwest Territories"

PATRICK HAMILTON
"The Geochemistry and Alteration of the Pemberton Hills Lithocap"

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology Thesis Seminars 2019 - Proposal and In Progress Presentations by A. Jedemann & C. Boucher

Event Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2019 Proposal and In Progress Reports Presented By:

ANDREW JEDEMANN
"The Geochemistry and Alteration of the Pemberton Green Rock"

CHANELLE BOUCHER
"Geology and Geochemistry of Ultramafic Rocks in the Lake of the Woods Greenstone Belt"

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology Thesis Seminars 2019 - Proposal and Progress Presentations by R. Joseph and S. Kurucz

Event Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2019
Proposal and Progress Reports Presented By:

RUTH JOSEPH
"Using Soil Organic Carbon Attributes to Assess the Effect of Wood Ash Addition in Canadian Forest Soils"

SOPHIE KURUCZ
"Paleoproterozoic Snowball Earth?: Sedimentology and Geochemistry of a Huronian Glacial"

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology MSc Thesis Defense Presented by J. Vrzovski

Event Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski, Graduate Coordinator
Event Contact E-mail: 

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
Thesis defense presented by:

 JOSEPH VRZOVSKI
Master of Science in Geology Candidate
"Mineral chemistry and applications for regional exploration at the
Hemlo Gold deposit, Ontario, Canada"

Monday, JANUARY 14, 2019
10:00 am
CB 3031

Geology Seminar Series 2018-2019 presents Dr. Dogan Paktunc, Senior Research Scientist, NRC, CanmetMINING

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Andrew Conly
Event Contact E-mail: 

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT 2018-2019 SEMINAR SERIES
Guest speaker:

DR. DOGAN PAKTUNC
Senior Research Scientist
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetMINING

"Towards sustainable development of the Ring of Fire chromite resources"

Wednesday, DECEMBER 12, 2018
at 3:00 pm
in CB 3031

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