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Pursuing an Arctic research dream

Lizz Webb, a PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (and OSE Science Education Fellow) here at McGill University, spent a week in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago barely 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole, as part of her studies.

Published: 8 Dec 2022

McGill receives $4.8 million to advance climate change science and technology

Three projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Published: 25 Nov 2022

Visualizing the ancient Maya over thousands of years

Using real geochemical data from the archaeological site of Itzan, Guatemala, and computer-generated artwork, PhD candidate Benjamin Keenan has produced a video that brings ancient Mayan civilization to life. 

Read the full story in the McGill Reporter.

Published: 16 Nov 2022

Strategies to foster equitable and inclusive learning environments

Diane Dechief from the Office of Science Education and Stephanie Weber from the Dept. of Biology were among several McGill instructors who recently gathered to share their ideas for fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments.

Published: 26 Oct 2022

Online teaching strategies we can bring back to the classroom

Considering which online teaching and learning strategies to keep using as we move back to in-person teaching? Explore the following list of instructional strategies from the Large Class Teaching Exchange that transfer well into the classroom.

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Published: 14 Oct 2022

Summer internship (starting May 23, 2023) with Kinross Gold Corporation, in Toronto, for a geology student entering the final year of a B.Sc. next fall 2023

Posted on September 29, 2022

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Published: 5 Oct 2022

Alfonso Mucci elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Alfonso Mucci, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been elected an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow. He joins 53 other individuals in the 2022 Class of Fellows. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honours and Recognition program.

Published: 29 Sep 2022

CSEG Foundation University Scholarship for students in a program directed towards a career in geophysics [Deadline: November 1, 2022]

Deadline: November 1, 2022 for the $2000 CSEG Foundation University Scholarship (Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicist) aimed at undergraduate students enrolled

Published: 7 Sep 2022

KEGS Foundation Scholarships for students in geophysics [Deadline: April 30, 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.
Published: 14 Feb 2022

Undergraduate Geoscience Summer Student position: deadline, May 9.

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.

Published: 6 May 2021

KEGS Foundation Scholarships for students in geophysics [Deadline: April 15, 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 Foun
Published: 6 Apr 2021

Kyle Henderson, PhD Candidate receives 2020 Hugh C. Morris Fellowship

Congratulations to Kyle ! Recipient of 1 of 2 Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship. Administered by the Kimberley Foundation, the fellowship supports a student-designed self-guided experiential program related to studies in earth sciences, climate change, sustainability, or the social impact, social sciences or design sciences concern with earth, sustainability of environmental issues.

Published: 26 Mar 2020

New technique for measuring greenhouse gas production from thawing permafrost

A research team led by McGill University geochemist Peter Douglas has used a new method for measuring the rate at which methane is produced by microbes breaking down thawing permafrost. “There is a lot of concern about methane being released from permafrost, but we don’t know how available carbon that has been frozen for thousands of years is to microbes,” says Douglas, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Earth and Pl

Published: 26 Mar 2020
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