Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia
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Lava Fingerprinting Reveals Differences Between Hawaii’s Twin Volcanoes

Below is a joint UBC and University of Hawaii press release on a paper that was just published in Nature Geoscience – Weis D., Garcia M.O., Rhodes J.M., Jellinek M., and Scoates J.S. 2011. Role of the deep mantle in generating bilateral the compositional asymmetry of the Hawaiian mantle plume. Nature Geoscience (invited review), Published online: 27 November 2011 | DOI:10.1038/NGEO1328.

Lava Fingerprinting Reveals Differences Between Hawaii’s Twin Volcanoes

NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Hawaii’s main volcano chains–the Loa and Kea trends–have distinct sources of magma and unique plumbing systems connecting them to the Earth’s deep mantle, according to UBC research published this week in Nature Geoscience, in conjunction with researchers at the universities of Hawaii and Massachusetts.

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Interviews of 2011 Geochemical Fellow Medallists at Goldschmidt 2011

While at the Goldschmidt Conference 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic, interviews were conducted with some of the Geochemical Fellow Medallists. One of the Medallists is our own Dominique Weis who was selected as a 2011 Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. This honorary title is bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry.

click here for the interviews video:
http://www.eag.eu.com/about/ video-interviews/

Visit of Belgian Delegation

On June 1, 2011 the PCIGR received the visit of an official delegation from French speaking universities lead by the Minister of Higher Education and Economy, Jean-Claude Marcourt, the Ambassador of Belgium in Canada, Bruno van der Pluijm, the provost of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Pr. Didier Viviers, the first vice-provost of the Université de Liège, Pr. Albert Corhay, the provost of the Université de Louvain, Pr. Bruno Delvaux, as well as representatives responsible for research administration, industry interface, and international relations.

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2011 Geochemical Fellows announced

Dominique Weis has been selected as a 2011 Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. This honorary title is bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry.

PCIGR hires a new project manager

Diane Hanano, a former UBC-EOS M.Sc. student in geochemistry, has been hired to help coordinate and supervise the highly specialized renovations and the installation of the new instruments.  She will also be in charge of developing new funding opportunities and research partnerships, community outreach, and PR for the new facility.