Geological Sciences and

Geological Engineering

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Visiting Speakers


Upcoming Talks

Dr. Robert Quartermain, President of Pretivm Resources

"A Perspective: From Baker Lake to Brucejack : Exploration to Mine Finance"

Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Miller Hall, Room 201


Completed Talks

Mr. Donald Bubar, President & CEO of Avalon Rare Metals Inc.

“The Past, Present and Future of Mineral Exploration in Canada: A Practitioner's Perspective”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Miller Hall, Room 201


Dr. Jaymie Matthews, Department of Physics and Astoronomy, University of British Columbia February 27, 2014.

“Asteroseismology: Stealing the geoseismologists' rule book and launching it into space"

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:30 am. - 12:30 p.m., Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Bernd Milkereit, Teck Chair of Exploration Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto

CSEG Distinguished Lecturer

"Seismic Imaging in the Presence of Strong Contrasts: How Forgetful are Seismic Waves?"

Friday, January 24, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Achim Roth, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

“The TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X missions: Mapping the Earth with a radar view”

Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:30-1:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105

Dr. Andreas Benardos, National Technical University of Athens

Risk Analysis in Tunnelling Projects: The Case of Athens Metro”

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Michele (Mike) Jamiolkowski, Dept. of Geotechnical Engineering,

Technical University of Torino, Italy

Behaviour of the Leaning Tower of Pisa During and After Stabilization Works”

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. Alastair Fraser, EGI Chair in Petroleum Geoscience, Imperial College, London

AAPG Canada Region Distinguished Lecturer (supported by Shell Canada)

"Oil and Gas Exploration in the Arctic"

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105


Dr. James Miller, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, and Administrative Director, Precambrian Research Centre, University of Minnesota Duluth.

“Geology of the Duluth Complex”

Wednesday, November 6, 2:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 210


Dr. David Pattison, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Calgary

“Modern petrological perspectives on a famous debate over the tectonic evolution of the Southwest Highlands of Scotland”

Monday, November 11, 2013, 1:30-2:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 201


Dr. Jacob Hanley, Department of Geology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GAC Howard Street Robinson Distinguished Lecturer

“Multiple stages of platinum-group element deposition in alkalic Cu-Au porphyry systems in the Canadian Cordillera, and links to mafic magmatism"

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 12:30-1:30 pm, Miller Hall, Room 105