Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.

Published on: 14 Jul 2022
Deadline: April 30, 2022 for KEGS Foundation Scholarships (Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society) aimed at undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program that emphasizes geophysics.
 
Find out more and download the application form from KEGS Foundation Scholarships.
Classified as: Scholarships, geophysics
Published on: 14 Feb 2022

When did the Earth reach oxygen levels sufficient to support animal life? Researchers from McGill University have discovered that a rise in oxygen levels occurred in step with the evolution and expansion of complex, eukaryotic ecosystems. Their findings represent the strongest evidence to date that extremely low oxygen levels exerted an important limitation on evolution for billions of years.

Classified as: Earth, oxygen, evolution, space, exploration, atmosphere, ironstones, Maxwell Lechte
Published on: 31 Jan 2022

unEarth is one of the impact200 Bicentennial Student Sustainability Challenge finalists' and their platform and supplemental educator's manual are designed to reach out and teach youth about sustainability through environmental systems thinking.

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 21 Oct 2021

STEMM Diversity group members have recently published a blog post with Cell Mentor, and a paper in Trends in Ecology.

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 24 Sep 2021

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

Jeffrey McKenzie, Chair of McGill's Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). In its citation, the GSA noted:

Published on: 14 Jul 2021

The 2021 Eurêka Festival launched on June 30th, 2021, and McGill Outreach is participating! L'Archipel Virtuel is the first digital edition of the festival.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, EPS
Published on: 6 Jul 2021

A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published recently in Quaternary Science Reviews, show that both droughts and very wet periods led to important population declines.

Classified as: Maya, Itzan, Population, Benjamin Keenan, peter douglas, climate change, Sustainability
Published on: 30 Jun 2021

The SMORES (Students at McGill Outreach in Earth Sciences) club joined in on the 2021 Science odyssey campaign with a series of exciting one hour online workshops for kids, captivating over 65 participants. 

Classified as: STEM Outreach, EPS
Published on: 22 Jun 2021

For decades scientists have been puzzled by the formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits in places like Ballarat in Australia, Serra Palada in Brazil, and Red Lake in Ontario. While such deposits typically form over tens to hundreds of thousands of years, these “ultrahigh-grade” deposits can form in years, month, or even days. So how do they form so quickly?

Classified as: gold, deposits, Brucejack Mine, Sustainability, Duncan McLeish, Anthony Williams-Jones
Published on: 21 May 2021

New research co-authored by McGill Earth and Planetary Science professor John Stix challenges conventional views about scientists' ability to reliably predict volcanic eruptions.

Published on: 11 May 2021

Tundra Oil & Gas Limited is seeking a Geoscience Summer Student for a four-month position – May 20, 2021 to September 3, 2021. This will be a remote position reporting to their Calgary, AB office.

Details are posted at https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=3698634f2d3f9980&from=tp-serp&tk=1f51cjrdrt5to801

Classified as: Geosciences, students
Published on: 6 May 2021
Deadline: April 15, 2021 for KEGS Foundation Scholarships (Canadian Geophysical Exploration Society) aimed at undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program that emphasizes geophysics.
 
Find out more and download the application form from KEGS Foundation Scholarships.
 
Classified as: fellowship, geophysics, undergraduate students, Graduate Students
Published on: 6 Apr 2021

Have you been wondering how to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within your McGill communities? If yes, you may be inspired by reading about an event that one department, Earth and Planetary Sciences, has initiated as a way to open conversations and to learn what it’s like to be an international graduate student in Canada. Perhaps you’ll even have ideas about activities that would benefit your own department.

By Meghomita Das

Published on: 19 Jan 2021

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