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.
This January, the late Dr. Harold (Hank) Williams, of the Department of Earth Sciences, will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame “recognizes and honours the legendary mine finders and builders of a great Canadian industry.” Candidates are individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements to the benefit of the Canadian or world mineral industry in the areas of exploration, corporation building, technical or supporting contributions, or mining in society.
Born and raised on ‘The Rock’, the island of Newfoundland inspired Dr. Williams during his fruitful years with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and prolific career at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s.