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

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On Earth, with MSc student Jasmine Chase

November 19, 2021

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Tune into the latest episode of the podcast On Earth, with PCIGR MSc student Jasmine Chase.

In this podcast, host Daniel Gowryluk asks Jasmine about how and why she got into geology, and the geochemistry of salmon in particular.

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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.

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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.