The Department of Geological Sciences offers thesis-based Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Our faculty members have garnered numerous university, national, and international awards in recognition of their research contributions, excellence in teaching, outreach activities, and commitment to the geoscientific community.
The Department houses research laboratories with state of the art equipment in excess of $11 million, purchased in large part through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) program. Highly skilled laboratory technicians operate these laboratories and train students in analytical procedures and proficient use of advanced instrumentation. New graduate students enter a vibrant scientific culture.