Geology Students (E. Smyk & B. Beh) awarded at Geology conference

 Students awarded at Geology conference

Two Lakehead University Geology students were recognized at the 59th annual meeting of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology, in Houghton, Mich., last week.

Emily Smyk and Breanne Beh both received awards for presentations they gave at the conference.

Emily, a fourth-year Geology student, won for best undergraduate presentation.

Her presentation was based on her Honours thesis, Geochemistry and petrography study of a Mesoarchean felsic metavolcanic unit near Musselwhite Mine, North Caribou greenstone belt, supervised by Dr. Pete Hollings

She undertook the research for her thesis while working for Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine, which also provided financial support for the study.

In addition, Emily received a $1,000 grant from the Society of Economic Geologists to support her Honours research and recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the Society of Economic Geologists to support her MSc research.

Breanne received the award for the best graduate student presentation.

Her presentation was called Depositional Processes Operating on the Paleoproterozoic Gowganda Ice Margin, based on the results of her recently completed MSc which was supervised by Dr. Phil Fralick.