Smiling HES members by large $49,269,000 cheque from the Government of Canada to Laurentian University.

MERC Researchers

Harquail School of Earth Sciences Faculty

Harold L Gibson, Professor and MERC Director, BSc Queen's, MSc PhD Carleton
Economic geology, volcanology

Alesandro Ielpi, Assistant Professor: BSc MSc PhD University of Siena, Italy
Clastic Sedimentology

Bruce Jago, Professor and Executive Director, Goodman School of Mines, PhD Toronto
Economic geology

Pedro J Jugo, Associate Professor, BSc Central Venezuela, MSc Maryland, PhD Edmonton
Igneous petrology, PGE mineral chemistry

Daniel J Kontak, Professor, BSc St. Francis Xavier, MSc Alberta, PhD Queen’s
Economic geology

Bruno Lafrance, Professor, BSc Montréal, PhD New Brunswick
Structural geology, economic geology

C Michael Lesher, Professor and Research Chair in Mineral Exploration, BSc AM Indiana, PhD Western Australia
Economic geology, igneous geochemistry

Mathew I Leybourne, Associate Professor, BSc Waikato, MSc Acadia, PhD Ottawa
Exploration geochemistry, hydrothermal systems, aqueous geochemistry, lithogeochemistry, analytical methods 

Andrew M McDonald, Professor, BSc Toronto, MSc PhD Carleton
Mineralogy, PGE mineralogy

David AB Pearson, Professor, BSc Durham, PhD DIC Imperial College
Environmental earth science

Michael Schindler, Associate Professor, BSc, MSc, PhD Frankfurt am Main
Environmental mineralogy, hydrology, U deposits

Graeme A Spiers, Associate Professor, BSc Manitoba, MSc PhD Alberta
Environmental geochemistry

Richard S Smith, Professor and Research Chair in Exploration Geophysics, BSc MSc Adelaide, MSc PhD Toronto
Exploration geophysics

Phillips C Thurston, Adjunct Professor in Residence, AB Rutgers, MSc Bryn Mawr, PhD Western
Precambrian geology

Douglas K Tinkham, Associate Professor and HES Director, BSc Rocky Mt. College, MSc Illinois, PhD Alabama
Metamorphic Geology

Elizabeth C Turner, Professor, BSc Toronto, PhD Queen’s
Carbonate sedimentology, invertebrate paleontology, sediment-hosted metal deposits

Emeritus Professors

Anthony E Beswick, BSc PhD DIC London
Igneous petrology, economic geology

Paul Copper, BA MA Saskatchewan, PhD DIC London
Paleobiology

Richard S James, BSc MSc McMaster, PhD Manchester
Metamorphic petrology, economic geology

Reid R Keays, BSc (Geol Eng) Queen's, PhD McMaster
Economic geology, geochemistry

Darrel GF Long, BSc Hons Leicester, MSc PhD Western; Sedimentology

Don H Rousell, BSc PhD Manitoba, MSc British Columbia
Structural geology, economic geology

Robert E Whitehead, BSc Mount Allison, PhD New Brunswick
Exploration geochemistry

Adjunct Professors

John A Ayer, Consultant and MERC Associate Director, BSc MSc Carleton, PhD Ottawa
Precambrian geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Alan Bailes, Bailes Geosciences, BSc McGill, MSc PhD University of Manitoba
Precambrian geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Peter J Barnett, BSc Brock, MSc PhD Waterloo
Pleistocene geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Jean HJ Bédard, BSc MSc McGill, PhD Université de Montreal, Geological Survey of Canada
Geology, mineralogy, petrology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Mairi MR Best, Consultant, BSc Laurentian, PhD Chicago
Ocean observing, carbonate cycling (current appointment June 2012-July 2017)

Shona VZ de Jong, Research Scientist. BSc, MA Calgary, PhD Carleton
Hazards and risk (current appointment June 2015-July 2020)

Michelle DeWolfe, Mount Royal University, BSc St Mary’s, MSc PhD Laurentian
Volcanology, ore deposits

Benoît Dubé, Geological Survey of Canada, BSc MSc Uni. Laval, PhD UQAC
Precambrian geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Michael J Easton, Ontario Geological Survey, BSc Western, MSc Hawaii, PhD Memorial
Precambrian geology (current appointment June 2012-July 2017)

Catharine EG Farrow, Consultant, BSc Mount Allison, MSc Acadia, PhD Carleton
Mineralogy, exploration geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Mostafa Fayek, University of Manitoba, BSc Carleton, PhD Saskatchewan
Mineralogy (current appointment June 2015-July 2020)

James M Franklin, Franklin Geosciences, BSc MSc Carleton, PhD Western
Economic geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

George Gao, BSc Xinjiang University, MSc Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD Cambridge
Quaternary geology, sedimentology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Paul J Golightly, Consultant, BSc PhD McGill
Economic geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Mark D Hannington FRSC, University of Ottawa, BSc Queen’s, MSc PhD Toronto
Economic Geology (current appointment June 2015-July 2020)

Jacob J Hanley, B.App.Sc., MSc, PhD Toronto, St. Mary’s University,
Economic geology (current appointment June 2015-July 2020)

Michel G Houlé, Geological Survey of Canada, BSc MSc Laval PhD Ottawa
Economic geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Balz S Kamber, Trinity College (Dublin), BSc MSc PhD Bern
Geochemistry (current appointment June 2012-July 2017)

Alan King, Consultant, BSc Toronto, MSc Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Exploration Geophysics (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Thomas E Lane, T. Lane and Assoc., BA Franklin & Marshall, MSc Dalhousie, PhD Memorial
Economic geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Peter C Lightfoot, Consultant, BA Oxford, MSc Toronto, PhD Open
Petrochemistry (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Juan Carlos Ordonez Calderon, BSc Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia), MSc
Shimane University (Japan), PhD Windsor
Geochemistry, economic geology (current appointment June 2015-July 2020)

Edward F Pattison, Consultant, BSc MSc McGill
Economic geology (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Stephen J Piercey, Altuius-NSERC Industrial Research Chair, Memorial University
Exploration geochemistry, economic geology (current appointment June 2012-July 2017)

Paula Piilonen, Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
Mineralogy (current appointment June 2013-July 2018)

Gregory M Stott, Consultant, BSc McMaster, MSc Waterloo, PhD Toronto
Precambrian tectonics

Philips C Thurston, AB Rutgers University, MA Bryn Mawr College, PhD Western
Precambrian geology (current appointment June 2012-July 2017)