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

People - Past Students

  • McMillan, R.

    Years: 2016 - 2020

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Chemical and isotopic characterization of fossilized bone by LA-ICP-MS for applications in provenance studies [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: D. Weis and M. Amini

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  • Cho, J.

    Years: 2016 - 2019

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Lead isotope geochemistry of plagioclase from the Skaergaard Intrusion, Greenland [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: J. Scoates and D. Weis

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  • Patton, G.

    Years: 2012 - 2019

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: εNd as a water mass tracer [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: R. Francois and D. Weis

  • Colombo, M.

    Years: 2015 - 2019

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Trace metals in the Canadian Arctic Ocean and remote Arctic rivers: biogeochemistry and chemical alterations in a dynamic region

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Fourny, A.

    Years: 2012 - 2018

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Isotopic heterogeneity in layered mafic intrusions. [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: D. Weis and J. Scoates

  • Skierszkan, E.

    Years: 2012 - 2018

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Using metal isotopes as environmental tracers at mine sites [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: U. Mayer and R. Beckie

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  • Emo, R.

    Years: 2015 - 2018

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: The role of subduction in the Archean Earth, constrained through zircon U-Pb geochronology, trace element geochemistry and Sr isotope geochemistry in apatite inclusions.

    Advisors: M. Smit

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  • Harrison, L.

    Years: 2011 - 2017

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Isotopic and Chemical Heterogeneity of the Hawaiian Mantle Plume: Evaluating Mantle Geodynamics and Characterization of the Loa Geochemical Trend

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Smith, K.

    Years: 2017 - 2021

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Honey Bees as Bioindicators of Environmental Pollution [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: D. Weis

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  • Jackson-Brown, S.

    Years: 2012 - 2017

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Cu-PGE-rich sulphide mineralization of the Turnagain intrusion, BC

    Advisors: J. Scoates

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  • Goodwin, A.

    Years: 2012

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Chemical Oceanography

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Ver Hoeve, T.

    Years: 2013 - 2016

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Zircon, Rutile and Apatite in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa: Trace Element Systematics and Geochronology. [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: J. Scoates and D. Weis

  • Wall, C.

    Years: 2011 - 2016

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Timescales of magmatic processes in layered intrusions: insights from high-precision U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes, and trace elements of zircon

    Advisors: J. Scoates and D. Weis

  • Cutts, J.

    Years: 2015 - 2019

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Norwegian orogenic peridotites - Geochronology, Geochemistry, Petrology. [MAGNET Program]

    Advisors: M. Smit and J. Scoates

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  • Sim, N.

    Years: 2011 - 2018

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Manganese and Iron in the Northeast Pacific and the Western Arctic Oceans

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Manor, M.

    Years: 2012 - 2015

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Petrology, geochronology and geochemistry of the Giant Mascot nickel sulphide deposit, BC

    Advisors: J. Scoates

  • Ruks, T.

    Years: 2006 - 2015

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Stratigraphic and Paleotectonic Studies of Paleozoic Wrangellia and its Contained Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Occurrences, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Semeniuk, D.

    Years: 2007 - 2015

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Oceanography (Marine Biogeochemistry)

    Advisors: M. Maldonado

  • McAlister, J.

    Years: 2008 - 2015

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Gallium and Lead Isotopes in the Northeast Pacific and Western Arctic Oceans

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • DeBaere, B.

    Years: 2008 - 2015

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Marine Geochemistry / Paleoceanography / Geochemical Instrumentation Development

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Rasmussen, K.

    Years: 2012 - 2014

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Granite petrogenesis, SW NWT and SE Yukon; U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology, isotopic tracers

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Bauer, K.

    Years: 2014 - 2019

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Cr isotopes records during the Ocean Anoxic Events (OAEs) of the Cretaceous

    Advisors: R. Francois and S. Crowe

  • Luo, Y.

    Years: 2007 - 2014

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Applications of U-decay series isotopes to studying the meridional overturning circulation and particle dynamics in the ocean

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Schudel, G.

    Years: 2012 - 2013

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Trace element characterization of USGS reference materials

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Ikehata, M.

    Years: 2011 - 2013

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Geochemistry of Fraser River and sediments

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Brown, K.

    Years: 2007 - 2013

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Oceanography

    Advisors: R. Francois

  • Vaughan. J.

    Years: 2006 - 2013

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Carlin-type gold deposits

    Advisors: K. Hickey & G. Dipple

  • Dzikowski, T.

    Years: 2006 - 2013

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Sapphire mineralization in B.C.

    Advisors: L. Groat & G. Dipple

  • Dell’Oro, T

    Years: 2011 - 2012

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: The geochemistry of the Franklin LIP, on Victoria Island.

    Advisors: D. Weis J. Scoates J. Bedard, GSC

  • Charters, J.

    Years: 2008 - 2012

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Chemical Oceanography-Trace Elements

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Loftus, T.

    Years: 2010 - 2011

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Exchange student

    Advisors: D. Weis

  • Tafti, R.

    Years: 2005 - 2011

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Metallogeny of the central Gangdese arc, Tibet

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Nobre Silva, I.

    Years: 2004 - 2011

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: High-precision isotope studies of Hawaiian volcanism

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Peterson, N.

    Years: 2005 - 2010

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Igneous Petrology

    Advisors: K. Russell

  • Shiel, A.

    Years: 2003 - 2010

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: An investigation of Cadmium, Zinc and Lead Isotope Signatures and Their Use as Tracers in the Environment.

    Advisors: D. Weis & K. Orians

  • Bianchin, M.

    Years: 2005 - 2010

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Field investigation of the hyporheic zone of the lower Fraser River near Vancouver, British Columbia

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Barnes, E.

    Years: 2003 - 2010

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: The Rare Element Little Nahanni Pegmatite Group, NWT: Studies of Emplacement, and Magmatic Evolution from Geochemical and Li Isotopic Evidence

    Advisors: L. Groat

  • Brown, C.

    Years: 2008 - 2009

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Carbon sequestraiton in Platinum mine tailings

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Leslie, C.

    Years: 2006 - 2009

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Crystalline basement and Ordovician rift volcanism in the northern Cordillera

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Jones, K.

    Years: 2006 - 2009

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: U. Mayer

  • Beranek, L.

    Years: 2005 - 2009

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Provenance of Triassic overlap assemblage in Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Bayliss, S.

    Years: 2007 - 2008

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: U-Pb age and Pb isotopic studies, Will property, NW BC

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Hanano, D.

    Years: 2005 - 2008

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: High-precision isotope studies of Hawaiian post-shield volcanism

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

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  • Morisset, C.

    Years: 2003 - 2008

    Programs: Ph.D.

    Research Project: Fe-Ti oxides in anorthosites

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Marcoline, J.

    Years: 2005 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: L. Smith

  • Kingston, A.

    Years: 2007 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Stable-Isotope Paleoclimatology

    Advisors: D. Weis &. Francois

  • Greene, A.

    Years: 2004 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Geochemical study of the Wrangellia flood basalts

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Escalante, E.

    Years: 2004 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Hydrothermal systems, mineral exploration

    Advisors: G. Dipple & R. Tosdal

  • Crispo, S.

    Years: 2002 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Coastal sources/cycling of metals in seawater

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Aimoz, L.

    Years: 2006 - 2008

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Iron isotopic fractionation and sourcing in troposheric dust

    Advisors: D. Weis & P. Flament

  • McCleery, G.

    Years: 2006 - 2007

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Origin of mineralized breccias, Durango Province, Mexico

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Crawford, E.

    Years: 2005 - 2007

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Tools for examining placer gold; geochemistry

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Semeniuk, D.

    Years: 2006 - 2007

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Measurement of stable iron isotopes on a Nu MC-ICP-MS, and a novel reagent for the removal of extracellular iron in marine phytoplankton

    Advisors: R. Francois, M. Maldonado, & D. Weis

  • Wu, S.

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Isotopic systematics of the Merensky Reef

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Swinnard, L.

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Leaching tests of oceanic island basalts

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Stevenson, D.

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Geochronology of Island Intrusions, Vancouver Island; U-Pb geochronology

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Mackie, R.

    Years: 2003 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in the Muskox intrusion

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis, D. Peck

  • Lekhi, A

    Years: 2003 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Sources of Cd in coastal BC

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Gordee, S.

    Years: 2003 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Williams, G

    Years: 2005 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Hf, Nd isotopic constraints - Stillwater complex, Montan

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Turner, D.

    Years: 2004 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Mineralogical and Geochemical Study of the True Blue Aquamarine Showing, Southern Yukon

    Advisors: L. Groat

  • Scheel, E.

    Years: 2004 - 2006

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Turnagain intrusion, BC

    Advisors: J. Scoates

  • Wiramanaden, C.

    Years: 2003 - 2006

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Characterization of Cu-binding lignads in seawater

    Advisors: K. Orians

  • Amos, R.

    Years: 2004 - 2006

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: U. Mayer

  • Tam, L.

    Years: 2004 - 2005

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Sr-Nd Isotopic systematics of the Merensky Reef

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Jurado, J.

    Years: 2003 - 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Mineral Exploration

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Hansen, L.

    Years: 2003 - 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Carbon sequestration, Geochemistry, Petrology

    Advisors: G. Dipple

  • Wilson, S.

    Years: 2004 - 2005

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Carbon sequestration fingerprinting

    Advisors: G. Dipple & M. Raudsepp

  • Williams, G.

    Years: 2003 - 2004

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Isotopic disequilibrium in the Laramie anorthosite complex

    Advisors: J. Scoates & D. Weis

  • Hanano, D.

    Years: 2003 - 2004

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Enriched Kerguelen plume geochemistry: Baie Charrier

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Neufeld, H.

    Years: 2002 - 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb, Ar-Ar geochronology, common Pb

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & L. Groat

  • Meilleur, D.

    Years: 2003 - 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Bolton, M.

    Years: 2003 - 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Groundwater geochemistry

    Advisors: R. Beckie

  • Annell, H.

    Years: 2003 - 2004

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Geochemical study of the Marion Dufresne volcanic section

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Haynes, S.

    Years: 2000 - 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Stratigraphy of Eocene lacustrine sequences, northern Great Basin

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & R. Tosdal

  • Dilworth, K.

    Years: 2001 - 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Intrusion-related gold deposits in the Goodpaster District, Alaska

    Advisors: J. Mortensen & R. Tosdal

  • Tafti, R.

    Years: 2002 - 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Deformed Jurassic Cu-Au porphyry deposits in Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Heffernan, S.

    Years: 2002 - 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: U-Pb geochronology, common Pb

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Goolaerts, A.

    Years: 2002 - 2003

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Lu-Hf systematics in zircon

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Ingle, S.

    Years: 1999 - 2003

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Chemical geodynamics of the Early Kerguelen Plume

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Bequet, S.

    Years: 2001 - 2002

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Pétrologie and géochimie de l'intrusion des Montagnes Vertes

    Advisors: N. Mattielli, D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Verbrughhe, F.

    Years: 2001 - 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Contamination aérosols (fonderie Pb-Zn Douai France)

    Advisors: P. Flament & D. Weis

  • Franssens, M.

    Years: 2001 - 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Etude dispersion & dépôt poussières, raffinerie Pb-Zn France

    Advisors: D. Weis & P. Flament

  • Debaille, V.

    Years: 2001 - 2002

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Géochimie des laves du Merapi (Java, Indonésie)

    Advisors: P. Schiano & D. Weis

  • Kieffer, B.

    Years: 1999 - 2002

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Geochemistry oceanic, Kerguelen & continental, Ethiopia plateaus

    Advisors: D. Weis & N. Arndt

  • Lo Cascio, M.

    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Fractionnement polybarique dans les basaltes de Kerguelen

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis & D. Lindsley

  • Goolaerts, A.

    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Technique d'analyse de comp. isotopique en Hf dans zircons

    Advisors: D. Weis, J. Scoates & N. Mattielli

  • Debaille, V.

    Years: 2000 - 2001

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Géochimie des basaltes de l'île de Saint-Paul

    Advisors: D. Weis & J. Scoates

  • Joyce, N.

    Years: 1999 - 2001

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: Intrusion-related gold mineralization in the Moosehorn Range, Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Piercey, S.

    Years: 1998 - 2001

    Programs: PhD

    Research Project: Petrology of the Finlayson Lake VMS district, Yukon

    Advisors: J. Mortensen

  • Rochdi, A.

    Years: 1999 - 2000

    Programs: UG

    Research Project: Granite de Ploumanac'h, Côte de Granit Rose, Bretagne

    Advisors: J. Scoates, D. Weis & N. Mattielli

  • Danielson, T.

    Years: 1998 - 2000

    Programs: MSc

    Research Project: San Nicolas VMS deposit, Zacatecas, Mexico

    Advisors: J. Mortensen