Having been established in the 1960's, Earth Sciences at University of Toronto at Mississauga have a long-standing tradition. The founder of Earth Sciences at UTM, John Tuzo Wilson, achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tectonics. Further, UTM was chosen as one of the few places worldwide to analyze rock samples that were collected during the Apollo missions on the moon.
At present, a diverse group of four faculty members conduct state-of-the-art research using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. UTM is the largest centre in Canada for the study of paleomagnetism and is known worldwide for its contributions to research on earth mantle processes. Our current field study sites range from the depths of the Bering Sea to the Himalaya Mountains.