Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
What works to support greater equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEM and beyond?
Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University and Vice President of the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
Geochemical and isotopic proxies for paleoenvironment, water-rock interactions, and tracking CO2 and brine leakage
Dr. Thai Phan, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow , U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA
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!
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.
Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show and Science Open House!
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 Boyle, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Institute of Technology
Assessing Microbial Variability and Biodegradation Capabilities of Rock Matricies
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."
The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development
Diane Orihel, National 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
The Role of Nitrate in Controlling Iron Release From Sediment During Anoxia in Dimictic Fresh Water Lakes and the Effect on Cyanobacteria Dominance
Groundwater, Bubbles, and Energy
Dr. Cathryn Ryan, Professor, Geoscience and BSc Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary
Please join us afterwards for a reception in the first floor foyer of EIT.
The Earth Sciences Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and as part of its celebration will be providing a public tour of the Rock Garden and Museum.
Follow along with Curator Emeritus, Peter Russell and Curator, Corina McDonald as they tell ‘behind the scenes’ stories of the Earth Sciences Museum and Peter Russell Rock Garden.
Please join us on Farvolden Day to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Robert N. Farvolden.
The day's celebrations are divided into 2 parts:
Morning/Early Afternoon Activities
9:30-10:00: Registration and Coffee (DC 1301)
10:00-11:00: Three Minute Thesis presentations (DC 1304)
11:00- 12:00: Networking with Sponsors (DC 1301)
11:30 -1:00: Light lunch (DC 1301)
1:00- 2:00: Tour of Rock Garden and Museum (participants meet at the Rock Garden)
Northern Peatlands, Carbon Cycling and Climate Change
Dr. Nigel Roulet, Department of Geography, James McGill Professor of Biogeosciences, Director, Global Environmental and Climate Change Research Centre, McGill University
Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service
Dr. Ed Harvey, Chief of the U.S. National Park Service, Water Resources Division, Fort Collins, Colorado
Operation Wallacea is coming back to University of Waterloo for a follow-up meeting about research opportunities for summer 2018.
Join us on Wednesday, October 4th in QNC1501 any time between 10:30am-12:30pm.
A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way it Should
Prof. Kamini Singha, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines and the 2017 Darcy Lecturer
Everyone welcome - refreshments served.
Challenges of Chinese Water Security and Researches of Fudan Team
Dr. Zheng Zheng, Environmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China