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Geology (M.Sc.)

Specialize in a geoscience sub-discipline

Overview

Explore how Earth is affected by some of society's most important demands, such as finding ore resources, resource conservation, management of natural hazards, or environmental remediation.

Specialize your knowledge in Earth Science through an intensive program that includes theoretical study and hands-on work. Develop and hone your geoscience skills and tools for successful research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.

The Harquail School contains a wide array of analytical instrumentation to support both the research and educational needs, and benefits from sharing laboratory facilities with the Geo Labs, one of the largest and most advanced geoscience analytical facilities in North America. Get a virtual tour of the instrumentation and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!

Choose the specialization based on your interests from our faculty who are recognized internationally, who have won reputable awards and are leaders in their respective sub-disciplines.

Research areas range widely from ore deposit geology, volcanology, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geophysics, 3D computer modeling, to environmental geoscience, pedology and bioremediation.

**Now seeking MSc & PhD students for Winter 2021! View a list of available research projects or connect with a faculty member to discuss a new project in your research area! **


  Laurentian University Universit? Laurentienne Harquail School of Earth Sciences ?cole des sciences de la terre       Mineral Exploration Research Centre     Canada Mining Innovation Council

Key Features

Take advantage of an impressive array of analytical instruments and technology, allowing you to conduct the cutting-edge research that is demanded by industry today.
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences is ranked #1 in Canada in National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding in Economic Geology and in Applied Geophysics. Laurentian University is #1 in Ontario in Mining and Mineral Processing research.
Travel on national and international field trips. Go to mining conferences and geological talks while being immersed in a world-known mining and innovation hub full of networking opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers ranging from geoscientists or geophysicists in the mineral exploration industry, geoscience consultants in agencies or government, academics or researchers, science communicators in museums or science centres, analytical laboratory technologists, specialists in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics, and financial analysts.

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Program Details

Faculty Members

Leonardo Feltrin

Leonardo Feltrin

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Harold Gibson

Harold Gibson

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Alessandro Ielpi

Alessandro Ielpi

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Pedro Jugo

Pedro Jugo

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Daniel Kontak

Daniel Kontak

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Bruno Lafrance

Bruno Lafrance

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Carl Lesher

Carl Lesher

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Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

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Nadia Mykytczuk

Nadia Mykytczuk

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Mostafa Naghizadeh

Mostafa Naghizadeh

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Stéphane Perrouty

Stéphane Perrouty

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Ross Sherlock

Ross Sherlock

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Richard Smith

Richard Smith

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Graeme Spiers

Graeme Spiers

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Douglas Tinkham

Douglas Tinkham

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Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner

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