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Permanent Members

Dr. Shahin Dashtgard

Dr. Shahin Dashtgard
Professor, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc. Hons., University of Alberta, Canada (1998)
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada (2006)

sdashtga@sfu.ca

 

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Dr. James MacEachern

Dr. James MacEachern
Professor, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc. Hons., University of Regina, Canada (1982)
M.Sc., University of Regina, Canada (1987)
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada (1994)

jmaceach@sfu.ca

 

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Dr. Kerrie Bann

Dr. Kerrie Bann
President, Ichnofacies Analysis Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc. Hons., University of Wollongong, Australia (1991)
Ph.D., University of Wollongong, Australia (1998)

kerriebann@ichnofacies.com

 

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Ms. Cindy Hansen

Ms. Cindy Hansen
Lab Instructor, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (1998)
M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2007)

cdhansen@sfu.ca

 

 

Staff

Ms. Nerissa Dashtgard

Ms. Nerissa Dashtgard
Administrative Assistant, McMurray Consortium

B.Sc., Concordia University, Canada (2006)
B.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada (2004)

arise@sfu.ca




 

 

Student Members

Ms. Chloe Chateau

Ms. Chloe Chateau
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

M.Sc., University of Bordeaux, France (2013)
B.Sc., University of Angers, France (2011)

cchatea@sfu.ca


Project: Stratigraphy and sedimentological characterization of the southwest McMurray sub-basin, Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta

Ms. Cheryl Hodgson

Ms. Cheryl Hodgson
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

M.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada (2013)
B.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada (2011)

cha101@sfu.ca


Project: Stratigraphy and sedimentological characterization of the northwest McMurray sub-basin, Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta

Ms. Sarah Schultz

Ms. Sarah Schultz
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc.,University of Alberta, Canada (2014)

skschult@sfu.ca


Project: Ichnology, Sedimentology, and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) Viking Formation, East-Central Alberta, Canada

Mr. Lucian Rinke-Hardekopf

Mr. Lucian Rinke-Hardekopf
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2015)
B.Sc., University of Cologne, Germany (2012)

lrinkeha@sfu.ca


Project: Stratigraphy and sedimentological characterization of the northeast McMurray sub-basin, Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta

Ms. Susanne Fietz

Ms. Susanne Fietz
Ph.D. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2016)
B.Sc., Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany (2012)

sfietz@sfu.ca


Project: TBA

 

 

 

 

Mr. Jonathan Broadbent

Mr. Jonathan Broadbent
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Mount Royal University, Canada (2015)

jbroadbe@sfu.ca


Project: Shoreline Geometry, and Depositional Architecture of Wave-Dominated Deltaic Successions within the Upper McMurray Formation, North-Eastern Alberta, Canada

Mr. Thomas Jean

Mr. Thomas Jean
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Mount Royal University, Canada (2015)

tjean@sfu.ca


Project: Is there a northeast trunk valley in the McMurray sub-basin? Athabasca Oil Sands, NE Alberta and NW Saskatchewan

Mr. Bryan Kent

Mr. Bryan Kent
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Arizona State University, USA (2015)
Diploma - Geological Technology Exploration, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada (2011)

bakent@sfu.ca


Project: Stratigraphy of the lower Nanaimo Group, Comox to Campbell River, BC

Mr. Chuqiao Huang

Mr. Chuqiao Huang
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., McMaster University, Canada (2015)

chuqiaoh@sfu.ca


Project: Using detrital zircons to constrain stratigraphic relations across the Nanaimo Basin; towards a sequence stratigraphic framework

Ms. Nakari Diaz

Ms. Nakari Diaz
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela (2007)

nakarid@sfu.ca


Project: Sequence Stratigraphy and Facies Model of the Viking Formation in Crossfield and Adjacent Areas, Alberta, Canada

Mr. Orlando Vera

Mr. Orlando Vera
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela (2004)

overa@sfu.ca


Project: Sedimentological characterization of Small- versus Large-Scale Channel IHS in the Central McMurray Sub-basin, Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta

Mr. Sean Borchert

Mr. Sean Borchert
M.Sc. Candidate, Earth Sciences, SFU

B.Sc., Mount Royal University, Canada (2013)

sean_borchert@sfu.ca


Project: Sedimentology, ichnology and stratigraphic architecture of the Viking Formation in the Chedderville Field and surrounding area, Alberta, Canada

 

 

Associate Members

Dr. Andrew La Croix

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University (2016)
M.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada (2010)
B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2007)

Dissertation: Defining the tidal-fluvial transition in estuaries: A modern to ancient comparison

 

Dr. Korhan Ayranci

     Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2014)
     M.Sc., Akdeniz University, Turkey (2009)
     B.Sc., Akdeniz University, Turkey (2006)

Dissertation: Facies modeling of a tidally asymmetric delta, Fraser River Delta, British Columbia, Canada

 

Dr. Alireza Morshedian

     Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2012)
     M.Sc., Azad University, Iran (2006)
     B.Sc., Azad University, Iran (1998)

Dissertation: Sedimentology, ichnology, and stratigraphy of the Sparky, Waseca, and McLaren alloformations, west-central Saskatchewan


 



Mr. Zennon Weleschuk

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2017)
     B.Sc., University of Calgary, Canada (2015)

Thesis: Stratigraphic architecture and paleo-reconstruction of the Grouse Paleovalley, McMurray Formation, Alberta, Canada


 

Mr. Morufu Basiru

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2017)
     B.Sc., Brandon University, Canada (2014)

Thesis: Mapping the sub-Cretaceous Unconformity: Is there evidence for a major Cordilleran sediment source for the McMurray sub-basin?


 

Ms. Macy Jones

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2016)
     B.Sc., Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA (2013)

Thesis: Stratigraphy and architecture of shallow-marine strata on an active margin, lower Nanaimo Group, Vancouver Island, BC


 

Ms. Kristyn Smith

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2015)
     B.Sc., University of Western Ontario, Canada (2013)

Thesis: Constraining accretion rates in a tide-dominated, freshwater river (Pitt River, Canada) and implications for lateral accretion of channels in the tidal-fluvial transition


 

Ms. Amy Hsieh

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2015)
     B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2013)

Thesis: Geostatistical Modeling and Upscaling Permeability for Reservoir Scale Modeling in Bioturbated, Heterogeneous Tight Reservoir Rock: Viking Fm, Provost Field, Alberta

 

Mr. Oliver Friesen

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2015)
     B.Sc., University of British Columbia, Canada (2013)

Thesis: Permeability Heterogeneity in Bioturbated Strata, Cardium Formation, Pembina Field, and the Identification of Potential Waterflood Opportunities

 

Mr. Liam Ricci

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2014)
     B.Sc., Brandon University, Canada (2011)

Thesis: Facies analysis and subsurface architecture of the marginal-marine, Lower Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation, allomembers A, B, C, and F

 

Mr. Adam Montgomery

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2014)
     B.Sc., Brigham Young University - Idaho, USA (2011)

Thesis: Paleoenvironmental Interpretation and Depositional Process Classification of Allomembers D and E, Lower Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Alberta, Canada

 

Ms. Joanna Czarnecki

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2013)
     B.Sc., University of Calgary, Canada (2009)

Thesis: Palynology and geochemistry of sediments in the tidally influenced lower Fraser River, British Columbia

 

Mr. Brittan Jones

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2013)
     B.Sc., Brandon University, Canada (2000)

Thesis: Integrated Ichnology and Sedimentology of Mixed River- and Wave-Influenced Delta Complexes, Upper Cretaceous Basal Belly River Formation, Central Alberta, Canada

 

Ms. Stacy Johnson

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2012)
     B.Sc., University of Calgary, Canada (2008)

Thesis: Sedimentology and ichnology of inclined heterolithic stratification in a mixed tidal-fluvial setting, Middle Arm, Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada

 

Mr. Chad Sisulak

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2011)
     B.Sc., University of Western Ontario, Canada (2007)

Thesis: Seasonal controls on the development and character of inclined heterolithic stratification in a tide-influenced, fluvially dominated channel, Fraser River, Canada

 

Ms. Shannon Frey

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2011)
     B.Sc., University of Alberta, Canada (2007)

Thesis: Sedimentology and hydrodynamics of strait-margin, sand-and-gravel beaches and shorefaces

 

Mr. Cameron Thompson

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2008)
     B.Sc., Weber State University, USA (2006)

Thesis: Integrated ichnology, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Grand Rapids Formation and equivalents, east-central Alberta

 

Mr. Aaron Desroches

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2008)
     B.Sc., University of New Brunswick, Canada (2004)

Thesis: Integrated ichnology, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the lower Falher Member, Spirit River Formation, northeastern British Columbia and central Alberta

 

Mr. Travis Hobbs

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2003)
     B.Sc., University of Calgary, Canada (1999)

Thesis: Integrated ichnological, sedimentological and sequence stratigraphic analysis of along-strike variations in the Albian Upper Falher and basal Notikewin Members, NW Alberta and NE British Columbia, Canada

 

Mr. Kevin Treptau

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2002)
     B.Sc., University of Regina, Canada (1999)

Thesis: An integrated sedimentological-ichnological paleoenvironmental and paleoecological assessment of the Upper Cretaceous Cedar District Formation, Upper Cretaceous Nanaimo Group, southwestern British Columbia

 

Ms. Lorraine Coates

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2001)
     B.Sc., McMaster University, Canada (1995)

Thesis: The ichnological-sedimentological signature of wave- and river-dominated deltas: Dunvegan and Basal Belly River formations, west-central Alberta

 

Mr. Scott Leroux

     M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (2000)
     B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Canada (1998)

Thesis: Sedimentological and ichnological characterization of reservoir types in a transgressive systems tract, Cretaceous (Albian) Basal Colorado interval, south-central Alberta