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(Award - Apr 10/14)
Paul Smith awarded Margaret Fulton Award

The Margaret Fulton Award is granted to an outstanding individual (student, faculty, or staff) who has made a contribution to student development and the university community.


(Award - Apr 7/14)
Philippe Tortell wins Peter Wall Institute Wall Scholar Award for 2014-15

Philippe was one of only 17 faculty accross all of UBC to win this award. The Wall Scholars Research Award is available to UBC Faculty members to spend one year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.


(News - Apr 2/14)
Dr. David Archer wins Peter Wall Institute Award for 2014-15

David Archer from University of Chicago, one of the world's most distinguished climate scientists, will be visiting EOAS again next winter as a Peter Wall Institute International Visiting Research Scholar. (UBC Host Scholar: Dr. Philippe Tortell)


(Award - Apr 1/14)
EOAS Authors selected as Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Editor's Choice

Brendan Smithyman, Ron Clowes and Esther Bordet's paper "New geophysical models for subsurface velocity structure in the Nechako-Chilcotin plateau from 2.5-D waveform tomography" has been selected as the next Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences Editor's Choice for 2014. See the version as-accepted.


(Talk - Apr 2/14)
Dr. Sean Crowe - Atmospheric oxygen and the evolution of fresh air

A new faculty member who is unlocking one of the great mysteries in Earth science -- the rise of oxygen, is giving a public talk at 7 pm on wednesday April 2 in ESB 1013.
See the pdf.


(Media - Mar 21/14)
Dr. Stephanie Waterman interviews with CBC on Southern Ocean Search

In several interviews Stephanie talked with the media about the challenges of working in the southern oceans and trying to conduct search activities.
From the CBC see this article.


(Award - Mar 17/14)
Dr. Oldrich Hungr wins 2012 Best Paper Award

Dr. Oldrich Hungr has won the 2012 best paper award in the Landslides Journal for the article 'Numerical modeling of debris avalanche propagation from collapse of volcanic edifices' by R. Sosio, G.B. Crosta and O. Hungr.


(Award - Mar 7/14)
Dr. Barbara Scott Smith awarded the GAC Duncan R. Derry Medal

Dr. Barbara Scott Smith, an Adjunct Professor at EOAS, has been awarded the GAC Duncan R. Derry Medal. This highest distinction of the GAC's Mineral Deposits Division is awarded annually to the outstanding economic geologist in Canada in recognition of the skill and stature as a professional economic geologist and also for public contributions to the science field. Dr. Scott Smith is awarded for her contribution to the success of diamond exploration and mining in Canada and training of Canadian kimberlite geologists.


(Talk - Mar 5/14)
David Archer - CO2 vs Methane : Which is the scariest greenhouse gas?
Archer March 5 7pm

Wednesday March 5th at 7pm in Room 1013 of the Earth Sciences building.
Also see pdf.


(Workshop - Mar 3-5/14)
"Insights on Magmatic and Volcanic processes"

FRENCH-CANADIAN WORKSHOP: Organised by LMV-SFU-UBC. Sponsored by Region Auvergne, LMV-ClerVolc, the French Embassy, SFU and UBC. Please see pdf.


(Award - Feb 14/14)
Dr. Suttle, Wins Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Congratulations to Curtis Suttle who has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of his "excellence, originality, and creativity in the microbiological sciences".


(Award - Feb 5/14)
Dr. Christian Schoof, 2013 Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

Great news -- Christian has been awarded a Killam fellowship for his sabbatical next year.


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Colloquia & Seminars

Sep18 4:00 PM

Mark Harrison TBA

Oct23 4:00 PM

Michael Garcia A fresh look at the Hawaiian Chain

Nov28 4:00 PM

Yannick Huot TBA

Thesis Defenses

Apr25 9:00 AM

Duncan Wyllie Rock Fall Engineering: Development and Calibration of an Improved Model for Analysis of Rock Fall Hazards on Highways and Railways. [SV:EOAS ]


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