Welcome to Lucas Evans, technician in E&ES
The Earth and Environmental Science Department is delighted to welcome Lucas Evans as our new departmental technician. Luke comes to us from far-flung parts, growing up in Alberta, moving to Queensland, Australia, where he completed a Masters degree in Geology, and worked for several years for a commercial thin section-manufacturing company, often working with difficult materials like concrete and impregnated soils. He returned to Canada and spent several years at North Island College on Vancouver Island, managing labs in Biology, before relocating to Nova Scotia to work at Acadia.
Luke first contacted us over a year ago, seeking an opportunity to work as a thin section technician as he was hoping to move closer to his wife's family in the Annapolis Valley. Meanwhile, Pam Frail, who has been our technician for the past 11 years decided to retire, so the position became available. The rest is history!
We are delighted to have Luke with us. He has turned out his first batch of thin sections already, and is now eyeing the XRF analytical equipment to get it up and running, and contemplating curation of minerals, rocks and fossils.