Marc Laflamme receives the Pikaia Award in Paleontology from G.A.C

18 Apr 2016 - 10:19am

Marc Laflamme has been awarded the Pikaia Award in Paleontology by the Paleontology Division of the Geological Association of Canada. 

The Pikaia Award is named after Pikaia, an early cephalochordate known from the Burgess Shale. The Pikaia Award is awarded biennially in even-numbered years by the Paleontology Division. It is awarded in recognition of a recent contribution to research on any aspect of Canadian paleontology, or by a Canadian to paleontology that is judged to constitute an outstanding accomplishment in the field.

CPS AIRLab Students win at AESRC and SOUSCC conferences

6 Apr 2016 - 11:34am
AIRLab Students win at AESRC and SOUSCC conferences

UTM Chemical and Physical Sciences, AIRLab students grab a winning spot at the 44th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC 2016), Saturday April 2, 2016 held at Trent University. 

Marc De Benedetti Selected by IARC at University of Alaska for Prestigious Summer School Research

28 Mar 2016 - 10:39am

Professor Moore's PhD student Marc De Benedetti has been accepted into a prestigious summer school on  "Modeling of the Arctic Climate System” that is to be held at the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The IARC is one of the leading centers for Arctic Climate Research and Marc was selected as one of the 20 participants in this school out of 60 applicants.


Do continental collisions cause major dimensional changes in the impacted continents?

22 Mar 2016 - 4:10pm

Major changes in continental dimensions are suggested to occur after continental collisions. In a paper recently published in the December issue of Geology, considered the number one Earth Science journal for provocative research, Professor Emeritus Henry Halls advocates that about a billion years ago the North American continent was shortened by about 4000 km in a NW-SE direction during a mountain-building episode, caused by the collision of Laurentia (ancestral North America) and a part of South America (Amazonia).