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Current News

Postdoctoral opportunities with MAGNET and Nu Instrumetns

I am seeking 1-2 postdoctoral fellows to join my research team in collaboration with the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET) and Nu Instruments Ltd. (UK)

MAGNET is an NSERC-funded industrial stream Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program devoted to addressing global challenges in geochemistry. Nu Instruments is a high technology manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of high precision mass spectrometers.

MAGNET Fellow sought for the following research project: The effect of organic matrices on the accuracy and precision of trace metal analyses by plasma source instruments

MAGNET-Nu Instruments Fellow sought for the following research project: Optimizing Fe isotope analyses by ICP-MS

The deadline to apply is March 22nd, 2017.  Please consult the MAGNET website for project descriptions and application instructions.

Dominique Weis elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

DSC_8086Dominique’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. Her work has revealed connections between terrestrial magmatism and mantle processes across many depths and scales. Dominique’s often interdisciplinary work has also pioneered the use of isotopes to trace the origin and fate of metals in the environment.

Dominique and 88 other Fellows will be inducted on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

EOAS Award – Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Rhy McMillan, PhD student and MAGNET trainee at PCIGR, was recently presented with the Department’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2014-2015. This award is in recognition of his outstanding efforts and initiatives in EOSC 222: Geological Time and Stratigraphy.  The Department is grateful for his contribution to the quality of teaching in EOAS.  Congratulations Rhy!!