Friday, December 15, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST

Evaluation of the Removal of Perfluoroalkyl substances from Aqueous Matrices in the Presence of Zerovalent iron

Thursday, December 14, 2017 — 9:00 AM EST

Investigation of the Efficacy of In Situ Degradation Methods for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctance Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) in Groundwater

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 12:00 PM EST

Mercury Transformation and Release from contaminated soil following Perturbations in Solution chemistry and Application of Polysulfide

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 9:30 AM EST

Experimental Determination of the Extent of Fe (III) Reduction and Fe Isotope Fractionation During Microbial Reduction of Ferrihydrite in Freshwater Systems by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM EST

How widespread is human-induced seismicity in the USA and Canada? 

Dr. Mirko van der Baan, Society of Exploration Geophysics 2017 North America Honorary Lecturer, University of Alberta

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 — 10:00 AM EST

Statistical Analysis of Till Geochemistry in the Nelson River Area, Northeastern Manitoba:  Implications for Quaternary Glacial Dynamics

Saturday, November 25, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
MINE! Natalie Hyde's lasted book launch at the Earth Sciences Museum

Join author Natalie Hyde at the University of Waterloo's Earth Sciences Museum for the launch of her most recent book MINE!

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST

You are invited to attend the Fall 436 and 499 Thesis Symposium Day where students present their BSc thesis and 4th year projects.

All talks are 15 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion and will take place in DC 1302 and 1304. And of course refreshments will be provided. The event begins at 8:30 and runs until 4:30pm.

Come out and support our 4th year students!

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 4:00 PM EST

Please join us to celebrate Prof. Ed Sudicky's retirement from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Cash bar and lots of munchies!

Please RSVP with Lorraine Albrecht (

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Please join us for a Faculty of Science HeForShe panel discussion on Negotiation.

Regardless of what position you have applied for, chances are you will enter some form of negotiation if you are successful. But how can you effectively negotiate for equitable pay, benefits, and other position-specific items? 

Friday, November 17, 2017 — 10:30 AM EST

Megacities – Running on Empty 

Dr. Frank Schwartz, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

How earthquakes are preserved in the rock record, and what the rock record can teach us about earthquakes 

Dr. Christine Rowe, GAC WW. Hutchison Medalist, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, McGill University

Thursday, November 16, 2017 (all day)
Escavation at the Dreadnoughts Quarry in 2006.

The 2017 Paul Karrow Lecture Series features an academic seminar and evening public lecture by
Dr. Matthew Lamanna, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Research seminar

Awakening the Titans: Discovering Giant New Dinosaurs in the Southern Continents

3:00-4:00 pm | MC 4021

Public lecture

New Fossil Discoveries from the End of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica

7:30-8:30 pm | EIT 1015

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Man-Up Workshop November 14th from 5 to 8 pm in STC 3014.

The dominant idea of manhood affects us all. More and more men are beginning to stand up and speak out about their desire to redefine what it means to be a man today.

This three hour workshop, hosted by the Faculty of Science and HeForShe, will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves through interactive exercises and discussion.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — 1:30 PM EST

Water Quality in the Great Lakes: A Guided Tour 

Dr. Alice Dove, Environmental Scientist, Great Lakes Surveillance, Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada 

Everyone welcome! 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
MINE! Natalie Hyde's lasted book launch at the Earth Sciences Museum

Our sincerest apologies, but the event has been cancelled.

Please follow Natalie Hyde's website and facebook pages for updates.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Science HeForShe working group and the Department of Biology invite you to attend a special guest lecture:

What works to support greater equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEM and beyond?

Professor Hilary Lappin-ScottSenior Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University and Vice President of the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) 

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

Geochemical and isotopic proxies for paleoenvironment, water-rock interactions, and tracking CO2 and brine leakage 

Dr. Thai PhanORISE Postdoctoral Fellow , U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 

Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Hang out with us at the Science Open House!

Join us on October 28th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids. From 10am to 4pm on Saturday we'll fill the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT with opportunities for kids to explore science!

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

This week at GEOCafe

We will have an introductory presentation by Rebecca Stirling, followed by a presentation by Evan Wilcox (Laurier) on his snowmelt research in the  Arctic.

Finally, Dr. Chris Yakymchuk will lead a discussion on a recent Nature paper: Early trace of life from 3.95 Ga sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada. Be sure to give it a read before Friday. 

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show and Science Open House!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill: A story of economic damages from major environmental contamination events

Kevin Boyleprofessor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Institute of Technology

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM EDT

Assessing Microbial Variability and Biodegradation Capabilities of Rock Matricies

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Dr. Rino Rappuoli is the Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, Siena, Italy. He was awarded a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award "For pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B which has saved many lives worldwide."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development

Diane OrihelNational Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and

Alana Greaves, Environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University


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