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

PCIGR research featured in International Innovation

August 2012

The August 2012 issue “Frontier of the Future” provides an insight into the most promising research being conducted in North America today, and includes a 4-page feature on the groundbreaking geochemical studies being carried out at the PCIGR.

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Announcing the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network

June 26, 2012

We are pleased to announce the funding of a prestigious and highly competitive NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program to train students and young scientists in applied geochemistry.

The Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET) integrates state-of-the-art analytical laboratories and leading geochemistry researchers across Canada, including four UBC faculty members in collaboration with specialists at McGill and the Universities of Quebec (Montreal and Chicoutimi), Toronto and Ottawa. PCIGR will be the main training hub in western Canada.

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PCIGR Partners with Nu Instruments

January 2012

PCIGR is pleased to announce a joint venture with Nu instruments Ltd. (UK), a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance mass spectrometers.

PCIGR’s newly completed ~$7.5 million UBC facility has been named “nUBC” to commemorate the partnership. The custom-built 2200 ft2 laboratories will house 4 Nu Instruments mass spectrometers and become an important demonstration facility and research & development centre.

As part of this new collaboration, PCIGR and Nu Instruments recently partnered on a >$2.4 million grant proposal to develop a student training program in geochemistry.