Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

Start & End Date: May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Hourly Wage: $25.00 per hour + 4% benefits, paid bi-weekly

Hours/Week: 21 hours per week

Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2020

Classified as: STEM Outreach, climate change
Published on: 25 Feb 2020

In November this year, around 400 people gathered at the McGill Faculty Club for the Faculty of Science’s annual scholarship reception. The evening’s celebration was an opportunity for donors to the Faculty to meet the students who have benefitted from their generous support.

Confidence-building opportunities

Addressing the guests, Joëlle Begin Miolan, recipient of a McGill Alumni & Friends Undergraduate Research Award, described the opportunity to do research as a defining moment for her self-belief as an undergraduate physics student.

Classified as: Bob Wares
Published on: 21 Nov 2019

By Anna Hayden

(This blogpost is the second in a series that explores the Earth and Planetary Sciences Learning Community pilot project.)

Hand lens, compass, rock hammer – tools of the trade of a geologist. But what’s in our writing toolkit? Is there a Swiss Army knife for writing? In fact, an Earth and Planetary Sciences Learning Community meeting focused on equipping its members with such a tool, the A.P.O.S. framework.

Published on: 24 Oct 2019

By Anna Hayden

Our meeting place has a few different names: Frank Dawson Adams 232, The Gill Room, but when we met together, it was home to the Earth and Planetary Sciences Learning Community. As the only student in the room of professors and university staff, would I be taking an exam? It turns out, I would wear many hats as part of the Learning Community, including that of a facilitator…

Published on: 30 Aug 2019

As an entrepreneurial geologist, Bob Wares, (BSc’79, DSc’12), became a mining rock star when he discovered one of Canada’s largest gold deposits in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Now, he is bringing that Midas touch to his alma mater in the form of a landmark $5-million gift that will support research programs, fellowships, innovative research, a lecture series and outreach efforts in McGill University’s Faculty of Science, with a particular focus on his home department, Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS).

Classified as: Faculty of Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Bob Wares, geology, mining
Published on: 26 Sep 2018

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis for photosynthesis in today’s plants was set in place 1.25 billion years ago.

Classified as: photosynthesis, algae, Fossils, geology, Bangiomorpha, evolution, chloroplast, eukaryote, Timothy Gibson, Galen Halverson
Published on: 20 Dec 2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the search for life on other planets?

Classified as: Earth, crust, silica, geochemical, exoplanets, Baker, Sofonio, science and technology
Published on: 5 May 2017

 Gravitational effects, variations in Earth structure could damp rise in global sea levels

Classified as: climate change, west antarctica, antarctica, gravity, ice, ice sheets, warming, co2, emissions, natalya gomez, gravitational, geophysics
Published on: 10 Nov 2015

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