Geological Sciences and

Geological Engineering

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Visiting Speakers


Dr. John F.H. Thompson,  Wold Family Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

November 27, 2014

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

“What is the Future for Mining?”


Jurgen Scheiber, Indiana University

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Tuesday, Febrauary 10

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

"Depositional Process - Fabric - Pore:Conceptualizing the connection between depositional regime, pore types, and porosity in mudstone." (With some extras on experimental shale sedimentology)


Dr. Marcello Veiga, Professor, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, UBC

March 5, 2015

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Miller Hall, Room 105

"Small Mining is Beautiful"


Claire Chamberlain, ‎Regional Chief Geoscientist, South America, Teck Resources Ltd.

March 6, 2015

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Miller 105

Title TBC


Barry Katz, Chevron Fellow, Team Leader – Hydrocarbon Charge

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Tuesday, March 17

12:30-1:30 pm

Miller Hall, Room 105.

“An Overview of Pre-Devonian Petroleum Systems – Unique Characteristics and Elevated Risks”


Dr. Peter Cary, Chief Geophysicist, Processing, Arcis Seismic Solutions, TGS.

CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

Thursday, March 19

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Miller Hall, Room 105

"Known Knowns, Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns in Land Exploration Seismology"



Dr. Pietro Jarre, Vice President for Business and Technical Development (Corporate), Golder Associates, Torino, Italy

Golder Visiting Fellow

Tuesday, November 11

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

"Professional Practice and Ethics - some experiences in Europe across the borders"

Dr. Hilary Corlett, Alberta Geological Survey, Edmonton, Alberta

Thursday, November 6

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

“A tale of two dolomites: The depositional and diagenetic history of the Eocene Thebes Formation in the Hammam Faraun Fault Block, Sinai, Egypt”

Professor Eun-Jung Holden, The University of Western Australia

Tuesday, October 7

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

"Understanding and addressing systemic uncertainties in geoscientific data interpretation"

Dr. Jean Hsieh, Senior Carbonate Sedimentologist/Stratigrapher, Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary

Tuesday, September 23rd

12:30 pm -1:30 pm

Miller Hall room 105

"Characterization of an Oligocene Reservoir in Southeast Kurdistan, Iraq"

Charlie Alpers - USGS

Monday, May 26 
11:00 am
Bruce Wing room 526 (Boardroom)
"Iron Mountain Mine, California -- a laboratory for research on extreme 
acid mine drainage, iron-sulfate minerals, biogeochemical processes, and 
the search for life on Mars"