Two members of the Geology Department have been honoured as Research Stars by their peers at Lakehead University. These awards acknowledge faculty members whose consistent and significant research excellence achieved at Lakehead University have been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Graham Borradaile is geologist renowned for an original application of his paleomagnetic measuring techniques to determine the relative ages of stones used in ancient buildings. he applies physics, statistics, and mathematical-computing techniques, and develops new principles and techniques in his research.
Dr. Roger Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of Geology, is a world-recognized igneous petrologist. Recipient of many honors for his research on diamond-bearing rocks. Lakehead's only Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest honors given to a scientist in Canada.