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.

  1. July 19, 2021Water Institute Announces 2021 Seed Grant Recipients
    Seedlings growing in soil with the title Water Institute Seed Grants

    Last week, the Water Institute announced the results of their 2021 seed grant competition. Professor Andrea Brookfield from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science is leading one of the projects, which aims to develop a framework to make decisions about groundwater extraction in agricultural settings. 

  2. July 14, 2021Earth and Environmental Sciences instructor featured on the cover of CIM Magazine
    Jen Parks on the cover of CIM magazine.

    This past week, Jen Parks, Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, appeared on the cover of the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and

  3. June 30, 2021Mario Coniglio named next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Mario Coniglio.

    The Faculty of Science is pleased to welcome Professor Mario Coniglio as the next Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental

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