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

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PCIGR welcomes NSERC President

May 26, 2020

PCIGR Director Dr. Dominique Weis, along with team members and graduate students, welcomed NSERC President Dr. Alejandro Adem and an entourage of UBC Science and Applied Science faculty members for a tour of the labs and a discussion about research, HQP support and funding.

The entourage included Mark MacLachlan (Chemistry; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies), Rachel Fernandez (Microbiology; Associate Vice President Research and Innovation), Matthew Evenden (Geography), Purang Abolmaesumi (Electrical Engineering), Warren Poole (Materials Engineering), Walter Merida (Mechanical Engineering), and Megan Griffith (NSERC Pacific regional office).

L-R: Marg Amini, Dave Daquioag, Brooke Hoppstock-Mattson (PhD candidate), Alice Chang, Corey Wall, President Alejandro Adem, Dominique Weis, Kathy Gordon, Vivian Lai, Dylan Spence (PhD candidate)
Dominique provides a brief history of PCIGR.
Marg explains how the laser ablation and quadrupole ICP-MS works.
Dave illustrates the fine details of preparing samples for radiogenic isotopic analyses.
Brooke highlights her research project involving trace elemental and isotopic analyses of honey.