Geological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Welcome to Geological Sciences

Geology is an incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary subject. It’s about understanding Planet Earth so that we can benefit human society and sustain the environment that supports us. We have excellent and challenging courses and research programmes which prepare students for a diverse range of career options, such as in geo-exploration, volcanology, hazard management, engineering geology, environmental planning, water resources, science teaching and geoscience research.

Making children proud to be Great KIWI learners

24 March 2017 Measuring children’s progress in New Zealand schools has just become a bit more distinctly and competitively KIWI. (read article)

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Engineering Geology Programme

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Geothermal Research Programme

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Geoscience Education Research Group

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‘There’s a lot of exciting and innovative research that’s being carried out all the time at UC...’

Roseanna Gamlen-Greene BSc(Hons) in Ecology
PhD student, University of British Columbia
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Seminars

Dr Douglas W. Waples, Sirius Exploration Geochemistry, Inc., "The Hidden Benefits of Maturity Modeling", Monday 3 April 2017, 3-4pm, Room 111, Erskin Building CANCELLED

Hot Topic

Congratulations to Travis Horton who was awarded UCSA Science Lecturer of the Year at Friday night’s ceremony. He shares the award with Ian Shaw from Chemistry. Chris Grimshaw was nominated for a Technical Staff award, and Paul Ashwell for Great Character of the year. Well done!

Congratulations to Josh Borella for his paper in Science Advances with Mark Quigley and Louise Vick, published over the weekend! Check it out: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/9/e1600969.full
Conversation coverage here: https://theconversation.com/humans-can-make-rockfalls-from-earthquakes-more-dangerous-65234

Outreach Presentation - Gabby Watson and Andrea Barrier held an outreach presentation yesterday, Thursday 23rd June, at St Joseph’s school (Ashburton).  They spent the day at the school making a presentation to different class levels on the topic of Earthquakes entitled: Earthquakes, when the earth Shakes…. !   A follow up will be in the next newsletter!

Congratulations – UC Teaching Awards Congratulations to Ben Kennedy and Tom Wilson in their recent UC Teaching Awards. Ben Kennedy taking out a UC Teaching Award, and Tom, with Erik Brogt and Tara Ross a Teaching Innovation Award for their DRRE Disaster Reporting Workshop. These awards will be presented at a ceremony to mark the opening of this year’s UC Teaching Week on 7 June.

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