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Meet Dr. Alison Malcom

Dr. Alison Malcolm

Dr. Alison Malcolm hails from Burnaby, B.C. where she completed a B.Sc. (hons) in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines.

After her studies, Dr. Malcolm held post-doctoral fellowships with the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, and at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Prior to coming to Memorial she was an assistant professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She is currently an associate professor with the Department of Earth Sciences and the Chevron Chair in Reservoir Characterization, specializing in seismic imaging and wave propagation. Dr. Malcolm is now working on a joint program with math and geoscience related to offshore oil and gas.



Fogo Island's geologist-in-residence program a big draw for alumni

Fogo Island

You’ve heard of writers-in-residence and artists-in-residence, but how about geologists-in-residence?

Since 2013, Memorial University alumni have played a large role in a unique variation on the residency program on Fogo Island, through a project developed in conjunction with the Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Inn.


Stephen Piercey awarded G.A.C. W. W. Hutchison Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Piercey, Professor and NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in the Metallogeny of Ores and Volcanic Sedimentary Basins, who is the 2016 recipient of the Geological Association of Canada's W. W. Hutchison Medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian earth science research in the Lithostratigraphy, Volcanology, and Sedimentary Evolution of Mineral Deposits.

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