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

Dominique Weis recognized as a UBC Great Supervisor

May 2018

PCIGR Director Dominique Weis was recognized as a great supervisor by her PhD student Rhy McMillan during UBC’s second annual Great Supervisor Week (May 7-13, 2018). Graduate students were encouraged to give kudos to their graduate supervisors using #GreatSupervisor and #UBC on Twitter or Facebook.

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Dominique Weis elected AGU VGP President-elect!


October 2018

Congratulations to PCIGR Director Dominique Weis, who was elected President-elect of the Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (VGP) Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The Leadership Development/Governance Committee recently announced the results of the 2018 AGU Elections. Newly-elected leaders begin their term on 1 January 2019 and serve a 2-year term.

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PCIGR research supports new theory on how Earth’s subduction zones formed

August 2018

Subduction zones are unique to Earth and are fundamental in its evolution, yet we still know little about the causes and mechanisms of their initiation.

A new study, co-authored by PCIGR researcher Matthijs Smit and published this week in Nature Geoscience, investigates a fossil system, the archetypal Semail Ophiolite of Oman, which exposes both lower and upper plate relics of incipient subduction stages.

Pressure–temperature–time evolution of the Semail metamorphic sole.
Pressure–temperature–time evolution of the Semail metamorphic sole. [Fig. 6 of Guilmette et al., 2018]
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