Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reconstructing lake levels from lines in the sand

A relict shoreline of Grand Traverse Bay (Michigan) along Lake Superior (Image: Goolge Earth).

The Great Lakes contain 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater supply and act as a major transportation route from the North American heartland to global markets.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Experiential learning helps Science student unearth lifelong passion

Manuel Arab

Fourth-year Earth and Environmental Sciences student Manuel Arab accredits a second-year mineralogy course, Earth 231, and hands-on field experience for awakening his curiosity in unravelling the mysteries of the Earth.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Goals are tough to come by when Nana's in net!

At 67, Kathy LaHay (retired as Lab Instructor from Earth and Environmental Sciences, UW) is the oldest player in the Kitchener-Waterloo Women's Recreational Hockey League, a 13-team circuit where she faces shots from women in the 20s and 30s every week.

See the whole article at The Record.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Congratulations to Jim Barker!

Jim Barker is the 2014 recipient of the Robert N. Farvolden Award of the International Association of Hydrogeologists - Canadian National Chapter and the Canadian Geotechnical Society. The award honours outstanding contributions to the disciplines of earth science and engineering that emphasize the role or importance of groundwater. He will be formally presented the award at the IAH-CNC annual meeting in October 2015 when they meet in Waterloo.

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