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Department of Earth Sciences News

Earth Sciences associate professor Graham Layne was recently awarded the Teaching Award from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador at their recent annual conference on June 5th.

Dr. Stephen Piercey

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.

Dr. Stephen Piercey, Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, has been named the 2015-2016 Geological Association of Canada (GAC) Howard Street Robinson Lecturer.  The Howard Street Robinson Lecturer is chosen by the Mineral Deposits Division and the Precambrian Division of the GAC in alternate years. It is funded by the Robinson Fund of the GAC that was established in 1977, following the bequest to GAC from the estate of Howard Street Robinson, a founding member of GAC. The bequest was “for furtherance of scientific study of Precambrian Geology and Metal Mining.”

Ben Taylor and Samantha Marsh

Memorial students Ben Taylor and Samantha Marsh are among the best in the country when it comes to target shooting.

Mr. Taylor, a 22-year-old Earth sciences student from St. John’s, has been the national men’s air rifle champion for the past two years while Ms. Marsh, a 20-year-old international business student living in Mount Pearl, recently brought home two gold medals from the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.

 

 

 

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