News archive - 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stantec donates hard hats to Museum

New hard hats

The Earth Sciences Museum would like to give a big Thank You to Stantec's Kitchener Office for donating 30 brand new hard hats for our Cobalt Discovery Mine Tunnel!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Door prize winner at Gem & Mineral Show!

Chen Chi and her family with the Picture Sandstone

A winner for the 2013 UW Gem & Mineral Show door prize was picked after the show. The fabulous picture sandstone slab was won by Chi Shui and her family. Congratulations! 

From left to right: Mrs. Chi Shui and her daughter, Professor David Jao holding the sandstone

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Daily Bulletin names EIT Great Lakes the coolest art piece on Campus!

Great Lakes

This summer, the University of Waterloo's Daily Bulletin held survey on twitter asking students what they thought were the best parts of the Waterloo Campus. We are pleased to say that the Earth Science Museum's Great Lakes Fountain was named the coolest piece of art on campus! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Friday, August 30, 2013

More to be added to Rock Garden!

Breccia

Once again Barry Warner has been on a quest to bring specimens from all across Canada back to the Peter Russell Rock Garden. This time his travels have brought him all the way to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he, with the help of University of Waterloo alumnus Robin Wyllie, has found three new specimens that will be added to the rock garden sometime in the future.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Basalt and Dacite Columns arrive in Rock Garden

Peter, Paul and Bob

Continuing his travels across Canada, Barry Warner's second stop was at Nipple Mountain in British Columbia, near Kelowna. With the help of rock enthusiast and prospector, Don Sandberg, Warner was once again able to find some incredible specimens for the Peter Russell Rock Garden