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Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences is one of six departments within the Division of Science in the College of Arts and Science. It is housed in a large modern building, built in 1986, and which is situated on the northern side of the Bowl, at the heart of the University of Saskatchewan campus. The building is attractive and functional, and includes a Natural Sciences Museum with three full-scale dinosaur replicas, and spectacular rock and mineral displays that are open to the public throughout the year.

Recent News

New Sycnchrotron Beamline
posted March 21, 2014
The provincial government has given the U of S 2.1 million dollars for nine research projects. More than half of the money will be used for the new BioXAS beamline project at the synchrotron. Canada...

Robin Renault: In the valley of research
posted March 4, 2014
In the valley of research By Michael Robin Sunlight sparkles among a sea of pink birds suspended on stilt legs, the scene stretching to the horizon. “I’ve seen it many times so...

Research in ancient lakes helps with modern wildlife management
posted February 28, 2014
Dr Robin Renaut, professor in the Department of Geology, research has been highlighted in the most recent On Campus News. Dr Renaut has travelled to Africa’s Great Rift Valley frequently in the...

Former Geology student representing Canada in the Paralympics
posted February 12, 2014
Kurt Oatway who graduated in 2010 with a B.Sc. in Geology will be competing in the paralymics in Sochi. He will be competing in para-alpine...

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Published Works (10 Most Recent)

Regional setting, geology, and paragenesis of the centennial unconformity-related uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Synthesis and characterization of novel barium iron phosphates: Insight into new structure types tailored by hydrogen atoms
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Ediacaran matground ecology persisted into the earliest Cambrian
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Interaction of acetone with the Ge(001) surface
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Proteomics of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans and X-ray absorption spectroscopy to investigate mercury methylation in the presence of selenium
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Atmospheric noble gases as tracers of biogenic gas dynamics in a shallow unconfined aquifer
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Quaternary geochemical stratigraphy of the Kedong-Olorgesailie section of the southern Kenya Rift valley
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Decoupling of body-plan diversification and ecological structuring during the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition: Evolutionary and geobiological feedbacks
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Formation and crystallization of Mg2+-Fe3+-SO4 2--CO3 2--type anionic clays
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Hartree-Fock and density functional theory study of remote substituent effects on gas-phase heterolytic Fe-O and Fe-S bond energies of p-G-C 6H4OFe(CO)2(η5-C 5H5) and p-G-C6H4SFe(CO) 2(η5-C5H5)
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