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(Award - Jan 23/15)
Peter Bradshaw inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Peter Bradshaw is an Honorary Professor in EOAS who, in 1989, was a leading figure in the founding of our Mineral Deposits Research Unit which he has fervently supported ever since. Congratulations from your colleagues in EOAS Peter! The opening of his citation reads:
'Peter Bradshaw has served the mining industry with distinction for more than forty years as a mine-finder, company builder, an advocate of collaborative research and science and by working effectively with local and indigenous people'.
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(Award - Jan 14/15)
Raymond Andersen wins the Farnsworth Award

Raymond Andersen is the 2015 recipient of The American Society of Pharmacognosy, Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award. This award, given in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to research in natural products chemistry, is the highest and most distinguished award given by the Society.

(News - Jan 8/15)
An attractive education: MAGNET featured in International Innovation

"With a vision of providing a cohesive learning environment, combining industry internships, professional skills training and networking opportunities, the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network takes a novel approach to geochemistry education in Canada"
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(News - Jan 8/15)
Earthly insights: PCIGR featured in International Innovation

"The Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research in Vancouver, Canada, is a hotbed of research investigating the isotopic and geochemical compositions of a wide range of materials relevant to mechanisms governing the most important systems in the Earth and the environment..."
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(News - Jan 7/15)
Sara Harris: Conversations that Matter

Sara Harris discusses climate science in this video part 1 of 2 "Conversations that Matter" with the Vancouver Sun's Stuart McNish

(News - Nov 27/14)
Paul Harrison's Book Launch at book Warehouse

Thursday Nov 27th, Paul Harrison (Emeritus OCGY) is doing a book launch and signing at the book Warehouse (4118 Main) on Main and King Ed from 7pm to 9pm. His book, The sea Among us - The Amazing Strait of Georgia, is beautiful and tells the scientific story of our local waters.

(News - Nov 25/14)
Brett Gilley's classroom efforts have been highlighted in Macleans.

Multiple choice, multiple students: Brett Gilley discusses the merits of the "two-stage test"
"...A recent study co-authored by Gilley showed higher retention of course material when students have collaborative group tests immediately after the individual test..." read more.

(Award - Nov 25/14)
William W. Hsieh will be presented the Patterson Medal

David Grimes, the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Meteorological Service of Canada, part of Environment Canada, will present the Patterson Medal for Distinguished Service to Meteorology to William Hsieh on November 25th in the PME from 10:00-11:00 am. Please join us for this intimate celebration.
See website for the Patterson medal.

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