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Earth Sciences

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.



Professor Martin Brasier, RIP

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Professor Martin Brasier.  Martin was a very recently retired professor of palaeontology at Oxford University and a long-standing Adjunct Professor (2007-2013) in our department at Memorial where he collaborated and co-supervised students with Duncan McIlroy.


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Dr. John Hanchar receives the Dean of Science Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. John Hanchar receiving Distinguished Scholar Award

It was standing-room only at the annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as parents, employees and friends joined the Faculty of Science to celebrate student, faculty and staff achievement.

During the event, Dr. Mark Abrahams, dean of Science, named 259 students to the Dean’s List, a group comprised of the top 10 per cent of students in the Faculty of Science.


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