Congratulations to Nina Zeyen on her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva! All of us at the EEGL are thrilled for you, Nina, and excited for this next exciting chapter of your career.
Congratulations to Jonathan Spence for winning a GAC-PDAC Logan Student Prize! This was awarded for his academic achievement, leadership and technical skills in the field.
Congratulations to Maria, Avni and Colton for winning Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarships! These provincially-funded awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. Colton (left), Maria (centre) and Avni (right) are pictured here with co-supervisor, Maija Raudsepp, at Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
Congratulations to Maria Arizaleta! Maria has won the 2022 Reynolds Award and a CMS Research Grant from the Clay Minerals Society for her Ph.D. research on carbonation of authigenic alumimum-poor, magnesium-rich phyllosilicate minerals. The Reynolds Award is presented once annually to the top applicant for a CMS Research Grant.
Congratulations to Colton Vessey who has been awarded the Mineralogical Association of Canada Scholarship! Each year, the MAC recognizes one Ph.D. student with this honour for research excellence in the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, mineral deposits and petrology. Congratulations Colton!
Interested in learning more about our recent research? We’ll be presenting our work in person(!) at this year’s joint annual meeting of the Geological and Mineralogical Associations of Canada (GAC-MAC) from 1–5 November, 2021 in London, Ontario, Canada. Maria Arizaleta et al. Constraining the role of poorly crystalline Mg-silicates on carbonate precipitation in lacustrine environments. …
Congratulations to Bizhou Zhu who successfully defended her M.Sc. thesis on the topic of Hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water as a feedstock for mineral carbonation! She will continue her studies in the Ph.D. program at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Congratulations Bizhou!
Interested in learning more about our recent research? We’ll be presenting our work at this year’s virtual Goldschmidt conference from 4–9 July, 2021. Nina Zeyen et al., Mineral carbonation at Venetia and Gahcho Kué diamond mines: characterization of the highly reactive clay fraction. Session 7mO2, Tuesday, 6 July 9:00–9:10 AM MDT, Room 3. Baolin Wang …
Wyatt Russell has been awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award for Summer 2021. Congratulations Wyatt! Wyatt will explore the potential of oil sands tailings for carbon mineralization and other forms of carbon storage.
Congratulations to Jie Cheng for finishing her Honours thesis! Jie produced a stratigraphic cross section of Milne Lake, South Australia using quantitative mineralogical and crystal chemical data. Milne Lake is a rare lake that precipitates Holocene magnesite and very high magnesium calcite (“disordered dolomite”). Jie will be starting a Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental …