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Modular Course Curriculum

In order to minimize the impact on the normal courses taught during the academic terms, the modular courses are taught outside of the academic terms. Requirements of modular courses vary for each of the graduate programs. Lectures and labs in each module are taught between 0800 and 1700 over a period of 8-12 days (depending on the course), and include problem sets, laboratory exercises, and (in the case of the field-based courses) mapping projects.

 

Course Numbers, Course Names, and Credits

  • GEOL 5307 - Structure, Tectonics, and Mineral Exploration (field-based) - 3 credits (taught in Aug-Sept in odd-numbered years)
  • GEOL 5326 - Mineral Exploration in Volcanic Terrains (field-based) - 3 credits (taught in Aug-Sept in even-numbered years)
  • GEOL 5606 - Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits - 3 credits (taught in April in even-numbered years)
  • GEOL 5607 - Exploration for Hydrothermal Ore Deposits - 3 credits (taught in April in odd-numbered years)
  • GEO   5302 - Hydrothermal Ore Deposits (U Ottawa) - 3 credits
  • GEOL 5806 - Exploration Geochemistry - 3 credits (taught in December in even-numbered years)
  • GEOL 5956 - Exploration Geophysics - 3 credits (taught in December in odd-numbered years)
  • GEOL 5055 - Applied Research Project - 6 credits

 

Upcoming Courses

All course participants (LU students, other students, and industry participants) must register with hes@laurentian.ca so that we can send you information about the course and provide you with access to the course website, which you must be able to do before you arrive.

  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits - GEOL 5606

April 8-19, 2018  Register Now

2018 Syllabus; 2018 Schedule (check back for updates)

Contact Dr. Michael Lesher mlesher@laurentian.ca if you have any questions.

Live Webcast Option for GEOL 5606 Magmatic Ore Deposits 07-18 April 2018:  We will be webcasting lectures (but not laboratories) live for the upcoming Magmatic Ore Deposits course from our state-of-the-art Executive Learning Centre, which provides an immersive experience if remote participants have high-speed fibre (wired) connections and use high-quality headsets. We did this for the Exploration Geochemistry course last year and it worked extremely well. 

 
Students planning to take the course for credit must enrol in the on-campus course so that they can complete the laboratory exercises, but the remote option may be preferable for non-students. 
 
 
We will have another strong line-up of speakers covering a wide range of theory, applications, and case studies, with entirely new presentations on ore-forming plumbing systems and ore localization processes. Confirmed speakers thus far include Prof Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC), Dr Stephen J. Barnes (CSIRO-Perth), Dr Paul Golightly (Consultant), Dr Michel Houlé (GSC-Québec), Lisa Gibson (Vale), Dr Pedro Jugo (HES/MERC), Prof Michael Lesher (HES/MERC), Dr Peter Lightfoot (Consultant), Edward Pattison (Consultant), David Richardson (Glencore), Dr Edward Ripley (Indiana U) 

 

  • Mineral Exploration in Volcanic Terrains - GEOL 5326 (field-based)

Aug 2018

Contact Dr. Harold Gibson hgibson@laurentian.ca

 

  • Applied Research Project - GEOL 5055*

Dr. Daniel Kontak dkontak@laurentian.ca

* Students register for this course the term they plan to submit their research project paper.

 

Enrollment

Students enrolled the Applied MSc program at Laurentian University will pay part-time fees indicated on the LU website under "Applied MSc in Mineral Exploration".

Students enrolled in the thesis-based MSc or PhD programs at Laurentian University may take the courses as part of their normal program.

Students enrolled at other ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must complete an ONTARIO VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT form, which is available from http://cou.on.ca/key-issues/education/graduate-education/ontario-visiting-grad-students/. The form must be signed by the School Head and Dean at the home university and sent to the School of Graduate Studies at Laurentian University c/o Ms. Linda Weber (E-mail: lweber@laurentian.ca, Tel: (705) 675-1151 x3204, Fax: (705) 671-3840). NOTE: Courses taken under this scheme must be for credit. Courses cannot be audited.

Canadian students enrolled at NON-ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must be admitted to Laurentian University as SPECIAL STUDENTS and, once admitted, must register as Part-Time Students. Please contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@laurentian.ca) for application forms and instructions.

Non-Canadian students enrolled at NON-ONTARIO universities wishing to register and receive credit for these courses must be admitted to Laurentian University as SPECIAL STUDENTS and, once admitted, must register as Part-Time Students. Please contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@laurentian.ca) for application forms and instructions. IMPORTANT: Also contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate General Office in your home country or check the Citizen and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca to determine whether you need a visa to visit or study in Canada. Obtaining a visitor's visa or study permit can take up to 3 months, so do this as soon as possible.

Students not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program are responsible for arranging their own medical and health insurance, which is not covered in the non-resident tuition fees.

 

Maintaining Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Registration

The courses satisfy continuing education requirements for maintaining professional registration and because the courses are continually updated, provide an efficient way to stay current in the discipline.

Non-students may take any of the course modules on a fee-paying basis at the rate of $3000 + HST for a full two-week course (including all course notes) or $300 + HST for a single day (including relevant course notes).

 

 

 

For further information please contact:
Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6 Canada
Tel: (705) 673-6575
Fax: (705) 675-4898
Email: hes@laurentian.ca

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