“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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MAGNET was the proud sponsor and organizer of two professional development workshops held in association with the Goldschmidt conference in Sacramento (June 8-13, 2014). Over 100 delegates attended and actively participated in the two workshops entitled “Teaching and Learning Activities in Geochemistry: Examples and Applications” and “How Learning Works: Useful Techniques for Future Teachers.” The workshops were centered on evidence-based instructional methods developed through the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, a multi-year project at the University of British Columbia aimed at dramatically improving science education.
Full report photos: http://www.magnet.eos.ubc.ca/goldschmidt-workshops-2014/
In September 2014, Dr Matthijs Smit joins the Faculty in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at UBC as Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier II in Applied Geochemistry. Dr Smit obtained his PhD in 2010 from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany and spent a few years as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA before becoming Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013.
PCIGR is pleased to have received the first commercially-available TIMS (thermal ionization mass spectrometer) produced by Nu Instruments. The TIMS has been developed using Nu’s field-proven variable dispersion multi-collector technology to improve the versatility and overall performance of this long established analytical technique. read more
MAGNET hits the road: 2nd annual workshop in California
MAGNET recently held a volcanology field workshop in California (June 14-21, 2014), with 25 participants from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level, plus staff and faculty from UBC, McGill, University of Toronto, and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. The group explored two spectacular field sites – the Long Valley caldera and the highlands of the Medicine Lake shield volcano – which provided an opportunity to compare two large volcanic systems with different tectonic settings, plumbing dynamics, eruptive histories and products. The field workshop was a huge success, both scientifically and personally for everyone involved, and was another important milestone for the MAGNET program.
Full report & photos –