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Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia offers programs leading to B.Sc. degrees in Environmental Science, Geology and Environmental Geoscience, and M.Sc. degrees in Geology, Environmental Science and Applied Geomatics.


Departmental News

Huge congratulations to Molly Bradford who excellently defended her MSc (ENVS) thesis on June 28, 2022 entitled: “Geochemical and Ecological Controls on Mercury Speciation and Bioaccumulation in Coastal Invertebrates (Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy)”. Thanks to the examining committee which included Dr. Tony Walker (Dal.), Dr. Kirk Hillier (Acadia), Dr. Randy Newman (Acadia), and co-supervisors Dr. O’Driscoll and Dr. Mallory. Look for published papers to come out over the next year!

The Earth and Environmental Science Department welcomes our newest faculty member Dr. Deanne van Rooyen. Dr. van Rooyen comes to us from Cape Breton University where she co-founded the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment degree program. Dr. van Rooyen’s research focusses on metamorphic petrology, structural geology, tectonics, and geochronology in Archean and Proterozoic orogens. Although she begins July 1, she isn’t wasting any time; Dr. van Rooyen will be co-teaching advanced field school in August. As soon as she returns, she will jump right into the classroom teaching Mineralogy in the fall and Metamorphic Petrology in the winter.

Welcome Deanne, we are happy to have you at Acadia!

Thursday June 23 was a full day of retirement-themed fun for Dr. Raeside; he chaired his final department meeting at 9:30 am, was a guest of honour at lunch, and sat down to a beautiful dinner at the Blomidon Inn in the evening. As Dr. Raeside is retiring July 1 we have to cram in as much as is possible.