Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With 27 faculty members, 15 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. John Hanchar, a professor of Earth Sciences, and his former graduate students, Chris Fisher and Stacy Phillips, recently had a paper published in the journal Geology, the premier journal in the Earth Sciences.
New Memorial University research has identified how the first burrowing animals helped engineer the explosion of life as we know it.