Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With 29 faculty members, 16 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Graduates of Memorial's Earth Sciences department have gone on to careers in academia, government, and the private sector.
Dr. Stephen Piercey, a professor of Earth Sciences and the NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Deposits, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
Dr. Stephen Piercey has been named the recipient of the 2015 President’s Award for Outstanding Research. This award recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines.
At a recent PEGNL Conference, Dr. Graham Layne was given the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador Teaching Award. This award recognizes exemplary contribution to the teaching and learning of the engineering and geoscience at Memorial University. Rod Churchill, alumni 1991 (BSc(Hons) and 1994 (MSc) won the PEG-NL Community Service Award.