Student Spotlights highlight the individualized paths that both undergraduate and graduate students from the department take.
If you would like to nominate someone for a student spotlight, please contact Lorna Dumond.
Michael D'Souza Geological Engineering
Hometown: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
"...after being enticed with a life of engaging work and global travel, Geological Engineering seemed like a great option"
Thomas Macgowan Geological Engineering
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
"I probably knew from about the age of 5 that I wanted to be an engineer..."
Emma Percy Geological Sciences
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
"I instantly fell in love with geology and have never looked back"
Nick Castel Environmental Geology
Hometown: Orangeville, Ontario
"I can safely say becoming a part of Geology has been the best decision I’ve made at Queen's!"
Rachel Kim GeoEng
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario
"I chose Geological Engineering as my discipline because it appealed the most to my interests, both academic and extra-curricular."
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
"There is something truly satisfying about contributing to the global pool of scientific knowledge, no matter how small your contribution may seem."
Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario
"I was drawn to the independence and the creativity that graduate studies would provide..."
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
"If geology has taught me anything it is that the world is a beautiful place and there is always something new to explore."
Hometown: Grand Bend, Ontario
"I wanted a challenge and saw geomechanical engineering as the answer"
Hometown: Pitt Meadows, BC
"I’ve always wanted to do a masters, in order to further build on my rock mechanics and tunneling education..."