Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences!

Through the trying times we have all experienced, the members of the Department of Earth Sciences worked incredibly hard to create a welcoming environment for students and researchers. Thanks to their efforts, all of our undergraduate and graduate courses (including field schools) are now back to in person teaching - we all obviously hope this will remain the norm. 

Undergraduate students can choose from two main streams: Environmental Geoscience and Geology. Both streams lead to professional registration with Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), and exciting well-paying careers. Our undergraduate program also has a strong field component with numerous field schools and trips linked to a variety of required and optional courses; we will be running these trips and field schools in the Spring and Summer semesters of 2021 by following enhanced safety protocols. 

Our international reputation for excellence in scientific research allows us to mentor the varying research interests of both undergraduate and graduate students. While much of this is also online for now, we continue to push the boundaries of science through our broad and multidisciplinary research.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do in Earth Sciences, drop in to one of our seminar series on Zoom, follow us on Twitter or check out our latest News and Events!

Glyn Williams-Jones
Professor and Chair

Dr. Glyn Williams-Jones

Professor & Department Chair

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