Earth and Environmental Sciences combines geology with studies in surface and groundwater, as well as the engineering properties of rocks and soils. We invite you to learn more about our internationally recognized research from helping communities protect groundwater resources to understanding the mysteries of geologic processes deep within the Earth.
As active researchers, we offer our students a hands-on learning experience in addition to innovative degrees and programs, such as TERRE NET, Canada’s first nationally funded program designed to connect the next generation of sustainable mining professionals.
Our unique Earth Sciences Museum and its K-12 outreach program give us the chance to share our passion with the community.
Ludovico Scorsolini has received the Mary Claire Ward Geoscience Award for his research as an Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD student. Working under Professor Chris Yakymchuk and Professor Cees van Staal, his research focused on understanding the geological history of the Taconic eclogites in Newfoundland's Baie Verte Peninsula.
Congratulations to master’s student Paul Sherk! His video titled, "Permeable reactive barriers: A strategy for acid mine drainage remediation," took a broadcast news approach to share his research and was the 2024 GRADflix showcase winner.
Professor Chris Yakymchuk is the 2024 recipient of the Geological Society of America Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division Early Geological Career Award. This award recognizes Yakymchuk’s groundbreaking early career accomplishments.