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Recent Grad Wins Best AfriRock 2017 Paper by a Young Author

Congratulations to recent graduate, Dr. Ehsan Ghazvinian MSc'10, PhD'15, on being awarded the Best AfriRock 2017 Paper by a Young Author award, from the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). Dr. Ghazvinian won the award for his paper titled, "Progress of Brittle Micro-fracturing in Crystalline Rocks Under Cyclic Loading Conditions".

The award was presented at the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) International Symposium, AFRIROCK 2017, which took place September 30 - October 6, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Congratulations Dr. Ghazvinian!

Visiting Speaker - Doug Schmitt

On Friday, September 15, Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Doug is the 2017-18 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-18

Doug will be presenting on: “Geomechanics related to crustal stress determination and faulting (Alberta, Antarctica, New Zealand, India, Idaho)”

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Miller Hall, Room 201

Visiting Speaker - Nick Rosser

On Thursday, September 14, Dr. Nick Rosser, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK, will be giving a talk in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Rosser will be presenting on: “4D monitoring of actively failing rock slopes

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Miller Hall, Room 105

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Remembering Dr. Kurt Kyser

**UPDATE:

A service will be held in Grant Hall,

Professor T. Kurt Kyser, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and pioneering geochemist, died while teaching in Bermuda on August 29, 2017.

Professor Kyser joined the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in 1995.  He created and directed one of the leading geochemistry laboratories in North America, the Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research.  Dr. Kyser was a world-renowned researcher whose creativity and gift for solving scientific problems produced more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, books

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