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. May 1, 2023Continuing Lecturer Keith Delaney wins 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award
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    Dr. Keith Delaney, a continuing lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award.

  2. Apr. 27, 2023Microbial mining technique recovers metals and stores carbon
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    A new mining technique uses microbes to recover metals and store carbon in the waste produced by mining. Adopting this approach of reusing mining waste, could transform the mining industry and create a greener and more sustainable future.

  3. Feb. 27, 2023Remembering Dr. Paul Karrow, our first Department Chair
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    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul Karrow. He was a founding member and the first Chair of the Department. Karrow passed away on February 5, 2023 at the age of 93.

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