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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.


Research chair sailing off coast of Fiji, exploring underwater volcanoes

Black smoker

Memorial University is partnering with the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Johnson GEO Centre and Oceans Learning Partnership to live broadcast a deep-sea expedition in the South Pacific on March 29.