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Geological Sciences and

Geological Engineering

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Queen's Go Abroad Fair

If you've been thinking about studying, working or volunteering abroad, then the Queen's Go Abroad Fair can help you make it happen.

Thursday, September 25 visit the Biosciences atrium between 12-5pm.

Learn about the opportunities available to you and the benefits of going abroad during your studies. Also, check out the Queen's Geology Info Sheet to learn about overseas study opportunities and how they can benefit you as a geo student!

Two New Field Courses in Geology

For many years, the Department has run two 5-day field trips during the week immediately following Canadian Thanksgiving – one to New York State and the other to the Quebec City region – and over the years nearly 1000 students in Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering have taken one or both of these trips. In the past, these trips were integrated into other courses, with little formal credit for the workload and experience. Starting last year, the Department has taken the innovative step of granting individual “quarter course” credit for each of these trips; students who take both trips get credit for the equivalent of a one-term course in Field Geology that counts toward their degree requirements.

GEOL 802 Video

This year's group from GEOL 802 have now returned from their trip that toured through Chile and Bolivia.

Highlights of the trip included mines, volcanoes, salars, altiplanos, flamingos, hot springs, geysers, porphyries, foreland thrusts, more mines, lava flows, ignimbrites, copper, zinc, silver and tin minerals, llamas, more volcanoes and so much more.

Check out the video for some amazing shots from the trip.

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