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

Current News

Dr. Dominique Weis presents series of invited lectures at Collège de France, Paris

October 12, 2021

Dr. Dominique Weis gave a series of invited public lectures at the prestigious Collège de France in Paris over the past several days. She discussed isotope geochemistry in a wide variety research applications, from volcanic mantle plumes, to the cleanliness of urban areas, to Indigenous archaeology. Dr. Weis was also presented with a medal from the Collège.

Dr. Weis receiving the Collège de France medal from Professor Barbara Romanowicz.
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New service available: Hf isotopes in zircon

July 29, 2021

We now offer high-precision, in-situ Hf isotope ratios in zircon from detrital and igneous samples. For more information, visit our page here.

Results from standard reference materials (left) and a laser ablation system (right).

PCIGR student Kate Smith successfully defends PhD

May 5, 2021

Kate successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Establishing Efficacy of Honey as a Biomonitor for Metal Distribution and Lead Source Apportionment in Urban Environments,” supervised by Dominique Weis.

Congratulations on an excellent defence, Dr. Smith!

Kate Smith and Julia Common collecting honey samples from an urban Vancouver beehive. Photo credit: Hives for Humanity.
Close up of a hive frame. Photo credit: D. Weis.

Introducing Dr. Corey Wall to the PCIGR Team

February 12, 2021

Dr. Corey Wall is the new U-Pb Facilities Manager at PCIGR. He will start on February 16th, 2021.

Dr. Corey Wall. Photo credit: Priscilla Grover

Dr. Wall completed his Doctorate at UBC, where he studied the tempo and duration of magmatism in open-system, mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions (e.g., Stillwater Complex, Montana). He has spent the last four years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and an Assistant Research Geochemist at the Isotope Geology Laboratory at Boise State University, one of the world’s leading laboratories performing high-precision CA-TIMS U-Pb geochronology.

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