Mining the Next Generation of Geologists

For more than 150 years now, McGill’s geologists, earth scientists and alumni have contributed their hard work for the benefit of all Canadians. Last year, Robert Wares, BSc’79, and his company, Osisko Mining Corp., each donated an equal amount of Osisko shares to create a $4.1-million endowment in support of the next generation of Canadian [...]

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Croplands in Perspective

Navin EarthView the spread of humanity’s agricultural footprint across the globe on Geography professor Navin Ramankutty’s interactive film

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Students On Ice

For the first time in history, students from McGill will participate in a field study course in Antarctica, led by Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Eric Galbraith. Participants will cross the Southern Ocean from Ushuaia to the Antarctic peninsula, and visit multiple landing sites. The expedition runs from February 12 to 28, 2011. Course projects [...]

Rocking the Arctic

Two years ago, Earth and Planetary Science professor Don Francis made headlines when his team of McGill researchers discovered the world’s oldest known rocks in northern Quebec. Now, Francis is part of a team that has discovered a new window into the Earth’s violent past, through geochemical evidence from volcanic rocks collected on Baffin Island [...]