PCIGR Director Dominique Weis was recently appointed to a 3rd term as Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle at the University of British Columbia.
The reviews of her second renewal application were outstanding:
“Dominique Weis has throughout her career expanded her research capabilities and activities by increasing the breadth of her skills and interests in a variety of ways to an extent in which she has few rivals.”
“Dr. Weis is without doubt one of the world’s best isotope analysts and she is a world leader in isotope geochemistry.”
Dominique’s election to the RSC’s Academy of Science honours her research on the chemistry and isotopic signature of Earth’s mantle that has shaped our understanding of the world’s large igneous provinces, mantle plumes, and volcanic arcs.
Roger Francois has been awarded the 2016 Timothy R. Parsons Medal given to a scientist for distinguished accomplishments in multidisciplinary facets of ocean sciences either during their lifetime or for a recent outstanding achievement, while working for Canadian institutions for the benefit of Canadian science.
PCIGR recently partnered with STEM Fellowship, a federal non-profit organization that connects and empowers young innovators in the sciences. The Spring Research Internship Program is designed to facilitate passion for multidisciplinary scientific inquiry and help high school students interested in research develop the necessary skills to realize this goal. In this inaugural year, competition was strong, with over 45 motivated and enthusiastic students vying for a spot in the program.
PhD student Lauren Harrison recently received an Outstanding Student Paper Award for her talk on “The Hawaiian mantle plume from toe to head along the Northwest Hawaiian Ridge” presented at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.