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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.

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New U of S research chair will help reclaim oil sands mine sites
posted July 2, 2014
Matt Lindsay speaks at an announcement event for his new industrial research chair on June 27, 2014. University of...

"It was always about the science"
posted June 26, 2014
Graham George, a researcher at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, is the...

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...

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Published Works (10 Most Recent)

Selenium biofortification of broccoli and carrots grown in soil amended with Se-enriched hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata
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Estimating the hydraulic properties of an aquitard from in situ pore pressure measurements | Estimação das propriedades hidráulicas de um aquitardo a partir de medições in situ de pressão em poros
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Characterization of hematite nanoparticles synthesized via two different pathways
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Combined EXAFS and DFT structure calculations provide structural insights into the 1:1 multi-histidine complexes of CuII, CuI, and ZnII with the tandem octarepeats of the mammalian prion protein
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Arsenate adsorption onto hematite nanoparticles under alkaline conditions: effects of aging
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Arsenic speciation in newberyite (MgHPO4·3H2O) determined by synchrotron X-ray absorption and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies: Implications for the fate of arsenic in green fertilizers
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Building the Hindu Kush: Monazite records of terrane accretion, plutonism and the evolution of the Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet orogen
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Regional setting, geology, and paragenesis of the centennial unconformity-related uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Spatial variability in stable isotope values of surface waters of Eastern Canada and New England
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Changxingia longifolia gen. et sp. nov., a new lycopsid from the Late Devonian of Zhejiang Province, South China
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