Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia
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People - Past Students

  • Luo, Y.

    Years: 2007-2014

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Applications of U-decay series isotopes to studying the meridional overturning circulation and particle dynamics in the ocean

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Rochdi, A.

    Years: 1999-2000

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Granite de Ploumanac'h, Côte de Granit Rose, Bretagne

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis & N. Mattielli

  • Lo Cascio, M.

    Years: 2000- 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Fractionnement polybarique dans les basaltes de Kerguelen

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis & D. Lindsley

    Current Position: Research Scientist, Exxon Mobil

  • Goolaerts, A.

    Years: 2000- 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Technique d'analyse de comp. isotopique en Hf dans zircons

    Advisors: D. Weis, J. Scoates & N. Mattielli

    Current Position: Fullbright PDF, San Francisco Hospital

  • Debaille, V.

    Years: 2000- 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Géochimie des basaltes de l'île de Saint-Paul

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: PDF, FNRS Chargé de Recherches, ULB, Belgium

  • Bequet, S.

    Years: 2001- 2002

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Pétrologie and géochimie de l'intrusion des Montagnes Vertes

    Advisors: N. Mattielli, D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: Research Scientist, Petrofina

  • White, S.

    Years: 2003-2003

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Analytical development - fluorination of O in quartz

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

    Current Position: Environmen- tal Planner, Shell Canada

  • Williams, G.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Isotopic disequilibrium in the Laramie anorthosite complex

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Hanano, D.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Enriched Kerguelen plume geochemistry: Baie Charrier

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: CFI Project Mgr PCIGR, EOS, UBC

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  • Tam, L.

    Years: 2004- 2005

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Sr-Nd Isotopic systematics of the Merensky Reef

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Wu, S.

    Years: 2005- 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Isotopic systematics of the Merensky Reef

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Swinnard, L.

    Years: 2005- 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Leaching tests of oceanic island basalts

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: Geologist A Mining Company

  • Stevenson, D.

    Years: 2005- 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Geochronology of Island Intrusions, Vancouver Island; U-Pb geochronology

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Semeniuk, D.

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Fe, Cu and Zn fractionation in diatoms

    Advisors: M. Maldonado & D. Weis

    Current Position: Ph.D. student U.B.C.

  • McCleery, G.

    Years: 2006- 2007

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Origin of mineralized breccias, Durango Province, Mexico

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Bayliss, S.

    Years: 2007-2008

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: U-Pb age and Pb isotopic studies, Will property, NW BC

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Brown, C.

    Years: 2008-2009

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Carbon sequestraiton in Platinum mine tailings

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Loftus, T.

    Years: 2010-2011

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Exchange student

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Schudel, G.

    Years: 2012-2013

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Trace element characterization of USGS reference materials

    Advisors: D. Weis

    Current Position: MSc student U of Toronto

  • Danielson, T.

    Years: 1998- 2000

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: San Nicolas VMS deposit, Zacatecas, Mexico

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Joyce, N.

    Years: 1999- 2001

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Intrusion-related gold mineralization in the Moosehorn Range, Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Haynes, S.

    Years: 2000- 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Stratigraphy of Eocene lacustrine sequences, northern Great Basin

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & R. Tosdal

  • Verbrughhe, F.

    Years: 2001- 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Contamination aérosols (fonderie Pb-Zn Douai France)

    Advisors: P. Flament & D. Weis

  • Franssens, M.

    Years: 2001- 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Etude dispersion & dépôt poussières, raffinerie Pb-Zn France

    Advisors: D. Weis & P. Flament

    Current Position: Computer student, VUB

  • Dillworth, K.

    Years: 2001- 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Intrusion-related gold deposits in the Goodpaster District, Alaska

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & R. Tosdal

  • Debaille, V.

    Years: 2001- 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Géochimie des laves du Merapi (Java, Indonésie)

    Advisors: P. Schiano & D. Weis

    Current Position: PDF, FNRS Chargé de Recherches, ULB, Belgium

  • Whittle, P

    Years: 2002- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Metal cycling in "Pit lakes"

    Advisors: T. Pedersen

  • Tafti, R.

    Years: 2002- 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Deformed Jurassic Cu-Au porphyry deposits in Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

    Current Position: PhD student, UBC

  • Neufeld, H.

    Years: 2002- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology, common Pb

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & L. Groat

  • Kramer, D

    Years: 2002- 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Metal cycling in "Pit lakes", silver cycling in anoxic marine inlet

    Advisors: T. Pedersen

  • Heffernan, S.

    Years: 2002- 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb geochronology, common Pb

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Goolaerts, A.

    Years: 2002- 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Lu-Hf systematics in zircon

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: Fullbright PDF, San Francisco Hospital

  • Meilleur, D.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Bolton, M.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Annell, H.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Geochemical study of the Marion Dufresne volcanic section

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: Project geologist, Anglo- American

  • Jurado, J.

    Years: 2003- 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Mineral Exploration

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Hansen, L.

    Years: 2003- 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Carbon sequestration, Geochemistry, Petrology

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Mackie, R.

    Years: 2003- 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in the Muskox intrusion

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis, D. Peck

    Current Position: Project manager, Anglo- American

  • Lekhi, A

    Years: 2003- 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Sources of Cd in coastal BC

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Ickert, R.

    Years: 2004-2006

    Programs: Geochemistry and Petrology

    Research Project: MSc

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

    Current Position: Australian National U.

  • Gordee, S.

    Years: 2003- 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Close, S.

    Years: 2004-2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Tectonics, Geochemistry and Petrology

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

    Current Position: Geologist, Nova Gold

  • Wilson, S.

    Years: 2004- 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Carbon sequestration fingerprinting

    Advisors: G. Dipple & M. Raudsepp

  • Paltzat, D.

    Years: 2004- 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Sea Cucumber contents around Oyster farms

    Advisors: Aquaculture, UBC

  • Madsen, J

    Years: 2004- 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Tectonics, Geochemistry and Petrology

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

  • Williams, G

    Years: 2005- 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Hf, Nd isotopic constraints - Stillwater complex, Montan

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Turner, D.

    Years: 2004-2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Mineralogical and Geochemical Study of the True Blue Aquamarine Showing, Southern Yukon

    Advisors: L. Groat

    Current Position: Geological Consultant

  • Scheel, E.

    Years: 2004- 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Turnagain intrusion, BC

    Advisors: J. Scoates

  • Crawford, E.

    Years: 2005- 2007

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Tools for examining placer gold; geochemistry

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Sluggett, C.

    Years: 2004-2008

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Quaternary valley basalts in south-central British Columbia

    Advisors: D. Thorkelson SFU

    Current Position: Project Geologist, Geoscience BC

  • Milidragovic, D.

    Years: 2004-2008

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Quartet Mountain Lamprophyres and Crustal Xenoliths

    Advisors: D. Thorkelson, SFU

    Current Position: Postdoc, Laval U.

  • Hanano, D.

    Years: 2005-2008

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: High-precision isotope studies of Hawaiian post-shield volcanism

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: CFI Project Manager, PCIGR, EOS, UBC

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  • Leslie, C.

    Years: 2006-2009

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Crystalline basement and Ordovician rift volcanism in the northern Cordillera

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Jones, K.

    Years: 2006-2009

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: U. Mayer

    Current Position: Contaminant hydrogelo-gist, RESCAN

  • Peterson, N.

    Years: 2005-2010

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Igneous Petrology

    Advisors: K. Russell

  • Semeniuk, D.

    Years: 2006-2007

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Measurement of stable iron isotopes on a Nu MC-ICP-MS, and a novel reagent for the removal of extracellular iron in marine phytoplankton

    Advisors: R. Francois, M. Maldonado, & D. Weis

    Current Position: PhD student, UBC

  • Staples, R.

    Years: 2007-2009

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Metamorphic petrology

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

  • Fecova, K.

    Years: 2007-2010

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Ore deposit geochemistry

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

  • Galicki, M.

    Years: 2008-2011

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Ore deposit geochemistry

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

    Current Position: Geologist at Hunter Dickinson Services Inc

  • Dell’Oro, T

    Years: 2011-2012

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: The geochemistry of the Franklin LIP, on Victoria Island.

    Advisors: D. Weis J. Scoates J. Bedard, GSC

    Current Position: Geologist, Schlumberger

  • Charters, J.

    Years: 2008-2012

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Chemical Oceanography-Trace Elements

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Ikehata, M.

    Years: 2011-2013

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Geochemistry of Fraser River and sediments

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Brown, K.

    Years: 2007-2013

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Oceanography

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Piercey, S.

    Years: 1998- 2001

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Petrology of the Finlayson Lake VMS district, Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Memorial

  • Kieffer, B.

    Years: 1999- 2002

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Geochemistry oceanic, Kerguelen & continental, Ethiopia plateaus

    Advisors: D. Weis & N. Arndt

    Current Position: Research Scientist, UBC

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  • Ingle, S.

    Years: 1999- 2003

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Chemical geodynamics of the Early Kerguelen Plume

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: Research Fellow, National Oceano-graphy Centre, Southampton

  • Cohen, T.

    Years: 2002- 2003

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Evaluation of sediment traps used in storm drainage systems

    Advisors: Botany, UBC

  • Desharnais, G.

    Years: 2002- 2004

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Nd-Hf in the Fox River layered intrusion

    Advisors: U. Manitoba

  • Xu, G.

    Years: 2002- 2005

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Isotope geochemistry of Kerguelen and Hawaiian basalts

    Advisors: MIT, F. Frey

  • Widmeyer, J.

    Years: 2003- 2004

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Sediment geochemistry

    Advisors: SFU

  • Preciado, H.F.

    Years: 2003- 2005

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Pb isotope characterization of BC freeways and soils

    Advisors: Civil Eng., UBC

  • Wiramanaden, C.

    Years: 2003- 2006

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Characterization of Cu-binding lignads in seawater

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Galbraith, E.

    Years: 2001- 2006

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Oceanic nitrogen cycle

    Advisors: T. Pedersen

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, McGill U.

  • Amos, R.

    Years: 2004-2006

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: U. Mayer

    Current Position: Res Ass Prof U. of Waterloo

  • Morisset, C.

    Years: 2003-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Fe-Ti oxides in anorthosites

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

    Current Position: PDF Canadian Space Agency

  • Marcoline, J.

    Years: 2005-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: L. Smith

  • Kingston, A.

    Years: 2007-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Stable-Isotope Paleoclimatology

    Advisors: D. Weis &. Francois

    Current Position: PhD - Univ. Saskatchewan

  • Greene, A.

    Years: 2004-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Geochemical study of the Wrangellia flood basalts

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

    Current Position: Faculty, HPU

  • Escalante, E.

    Years: 2004-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Hydrothermal systems, mineral exploration

    Advisors: G. Dipple & R. Tosdal

  • Crispo, S.

    Years: 2002-2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Coastal sources/cycling of metals in seawater

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Aimoz, L.

    Years: 2006-2008

    Programs: Ph.D

    Research Project: Iron isotopic fractionation and sourcing in troposheric dust

    Advisors: D. Weis & P. Flament

    Current Position: PhD - Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

  • Beranek, L.

    Years: 2005-2009

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Provenance of Triassic overlap assemblage in Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Xue, G.

    Years: 2005-2012

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Mineralization, Petrology and Geochemistry

    Advisors: D. Marshall SFU

  • Shiel, A.

    Years: 2003-2010

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: An investigation of Cadmium, Zinc and Lead Isotope Signatures and Their Use as Tracers in the Environment.

    Advisors: D. Weis & K. Orians

    Current Position: Faculty, U. of Illinois

  • Bianchin, M.

    Years: 2005-2010

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Field investigation of the hyporheic zone of the lower Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Tafti, R.

    Years: 2005-2011

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Metallogeny of the central Gangdese arc, Tibet

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Barnes, E.

    Years: 2003-2010

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: The Rare Element Little Nahanni Pegmatite Group, NWT: Studies of Emplacement, and Magmatic Evolution from Geochemical and Li Isotopic Evidence

    Advisors: L. Groat

  • Nobre Silva, I.

    Years: 2004-2011

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: High-precision isotope studies of Hawaiian volcanism

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

    Current Position: PDF at Memorial University

  • Vaughan. J.

    Years: 2006 - 2013

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Carlin-type gold deposits

    Advisors: K. Hickey & G. Dipple

  • Dzikowski, T.

    Years: 2006-2013

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Sapphire mineralization in B.C.

    Advisors: L. Groat & G. Dipple

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    Ver Hoeve, T.

    Years: 2013 -2016

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Zircon, Rutile and Apatite in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Trace Element Systematics and Geochronology. [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: J. Scoates and D. Weis

    Current Position: Research Assistant, EOAS, UBC

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  • Rasmussen, K.

    Years: 2012-2014

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Granite petrogenesis, SW NWT and SE Yukon; U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology, isotopic tracers

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Manor, M.

    Years: 2012-2015

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Petrology, geochronology and geochemistry of the Giant Mascot nickel sulphide deposit, BC

    Advisors: J. Scoates

    Current Position: Research Assistant, EOAS, UBC

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    Wall, C.

    Years: 2011 - 2016

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Timescales of magmatic processes in layered intrusions: insights from high-precision U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes, and trace elements of zircon

    Advisors: J. Scoates and D. Weis

    Current Position: Post-doctorate, Boise State University

  • McAlister, J.

    Years: 2008 -2015

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Gallium and Lead Isotopes in the Northeast Pacific and Western Arctic Oceans

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • DeBaere, B.

    Years: 2008 -2015

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Marine Geochemistry / Paleoceanography / Geochemical Instrumentation Development

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Semeniuk, D.

    Years: 2007-2015

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Oceanography (Marine Biogeochemistry)

    Advisors: M. Maldonado

  • Ruks, T.

    Years: 2006 - 2015

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Stratigraphic and Paleotectonic Studies of Paleozoic Wrangellia and its Contained Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Occurrences, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

    Advisors: J. Mortensen