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New episode of VIEW to the U podcast

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:20am
Carla DeMarco
On this episode of the monthly Research Office's podcast, Professor Lindsay Schoenbohm talks tectonics, terra firma and travelling adventures in the course of her research around the world.

On this episode of VIEW to the U, Professor Lindsay Schoenbohm talks about her work that uses the landscape to read tectonics, with tectonics being the process that affect the properties and the structure of the Earth’s crust and its evolution over time. We also cover some of the faraway locales she has travelled to in order to conduct her fieldwork – venturing most commonly to ‘seismically active parts of the world,’ where earthquakes can occur – as well as some of the more exciting and memorable trips that have occurred over the course of her academic career.

With this second season of the podcast focused on Women in Academia, Lindsay also discusses the associated challenges and frustrations for women in the work environment but she sees hope on the horizon with the open dialogue and debates that have been sparked over the past year or so.

Lindsay is an Associate Professor and an Associate Chair in the Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research explores Tectonic Geomorphology, which is the study of the surface of the earth and the forces that are involved in shaping it – both the constructive agents that build features like mountains and continents, but also the destructive elements like erosion caused by rivers, landslides and glaciers.

A full transcript of the interview is available.


See Lindsay's website at for more information on her research, as well as some great videos with her and her team in the field.