Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

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

The Faculty of Science is celebrating McGill’s 200th anniversary with a student art exhibition on the theme of “Science!”. McGill students at all levels and all faculties are invited to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

Faculty of Science bicentennial committee member, Torsten Bernhard, says the aim of the exhibition is to celebrate science in all its forms.

Published on: 12 Jan 2021

Thanks to the pandemic, we know just how quickly food can disappear from supermarket shelves. But it is hard to gauge the vulnerability of our food production system as a whole to abrupt changes, such as those that could be caused by extreme events such as a nuclear war or massive volcanic eruptions.

Classified as: food shortages, food insecurity, extreme events, fisheries, eric galbraith, Sustainability
Published on: 4 Dec 2020

Among the most extreme planets discovered beyond the edges of our solar system are lava planets: fiery hot worlds that circle so close to their host star that some regions are likely oceans of molten lava. According to scientists from McGill University, York University, and the Indian Institute of Science Education, the atmosphere and weather cycle of at least one such exoplanet is even stranger, featuring the evaporation and precipitation of rocks, supersonic winds that rage over 5000 km/hr, and a magma ocean 100 km deep.

Classified as: Lava, planet, exoplanet, K2-141b, supersonic winds, rock, rain, Giang Nguyen, nicolas cowan
Published on: 3 Nov 2020

This summer the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) turned ten years old and it marked the occasion by giving the 130 year old Redpath Museum some funding help. Thanks SPF for subsidizing our new outreach project to create a "Museum in a Box" and for help to buy photography equipment so that we could create virtual StoryMap tours such as the McGill Tree Tour and the McGill Stones and fossils tour.

Check here for the launch of both these virtual tours for Homecoming McGill at the end of September.  

Classified as: Public talks, STEM Outreach, Public Outreach talk, Cutting edge lecture, Homecoming
Published on: 30 Aug 2020

The Dawson family and McGill have a long and storied connection. Sir John William Dawson, founder of the Museum in 1882 and Principal of McGill for 38 years died in 1899. His great grandaughter Kathleen Godfrey, graduated in 2019 with Masters in Anthropology. You can read about her conservation and social justice work here. On August 10, 2020, Kathleen's grandmother, Joan Harrington, died at the age of 101.

Classified as: Dawson, Harrington, McGill history
Published on: 13 Aug 2020

The Hauffiopteryx altera, a new species of Ichthyosaur discovered by a McGill student Dirley Cortés, a PhD candidate in paleontology with Dr. Hans Larsson, Director of the Redpath Museum, has been described iPalaeontologia Electronica, 23(2):a30.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26879/937 here.

Classified as: fossil reptiles, ichthyosaurs, Hans Larsson
Published on: 13 Aug 2020

The Redpath Museum Society Vice President External, Erin Gibbons, has won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. 

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 28 Jun 2020

The McGill 24 Seeds of Change project to create a Virtual Fossil and Dinosaur kit closed at midnight on May 26, 2020, and raised $2,069.78 from 9 donations (including $290 in McGill24 Matching Funds).

Classified as: STEM Outreach
Published on: 27 May 2020

Thanks very much for your donations to the Museum during McGill24 to create a:

Virtual Fossil and Dinosaur Teaching Kit

This campaign finishes on May 25, 2020. With your continued support we can develop and create more e- resources for teachers and children everywhere to learn about the amazing world of Mesozoic dinosaurs, Devonian flora and ancient Ordovician sea life. All from the Redpath Museum!

Classified as: Public Outreach, STEM Outreach
Published on: 22 May 2020

Two people connected to the Redpath Museum died on April 8, 2020: Robert “Bob” Lynn Carroll, vertebrate paleontologist, aged 81 years old and Joan Clark, patent lawyer, aged 90 years old.

Classified as: Public Outreach
Published on: 14 Apr 2020

A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species. The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from these volcanic eruptions is comparable to the amount of CO2 expected to be produced by all human activity in the 21st century.

Classified as: Don Baker, volcanic activity, co2, carbon dioxide, emissions, climate change, Sustainability
Published on: 14 Apr 2020

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