Earth Sciences DIRT Talks

Speaker Time Date Location Subject / Title Affiliation
TBA 4:00 pm
Friday, November 30th, 2018
Milligan Room TBA
TBA 4:00 pm
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
Milligan Room TBA
Friday, November 16th, 2018
Friday, November 09th, 2018
Friday, November 02nd, 2018
Marcos Zentilli
Emeritus Professor
4:00 pm
Friday, October 26th, 2018
Milligan Room Hot legacy of Dalhousie’s deep drilling in Iceland 40 years ago Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
John Spray 4:00 pm
Friday, October 19th, 2018
Milligan Room Hypervelocity impact effects on Earth: Causes, consequences and future threats Planetary and Space Science Centre, University of New Brunswick
Todd Ventura 4:00 pm
Friday, October 12th, 2018
Nick Nickerson 4:00 pm
Friday, October 05th, 2018
Grad Students 4:00 pm
Friday, September 28th, 2018
Milligan Room Three Minute Thesis Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
James Williams 4:00 pm
Friday, September 21st, 2018
Milligan Room Using top-down and bottom-up methodologies to improve methane inventories of fugitive emissions Ph.D Candidate (McGill University)
M.Sc (St. Francis Xavier University)
Michael Young 4:00 pm
Friday, September 14th, 2018
Milligan Room The DIRT Talk this week features the degree and P.Geo requirements for Earth Sciences undergraduate students.

Mike Young will give an overview of Earth Sciences at Dalhousie including degree and P.Geo course requirements. Most students have unique course combinations and may require one-on-one advising appointments with university or ERTH advisors. But, the bulk of the ERTH degree and P.Geo program is common for everyone and this presentation will be useful for most students. Mike will also summarize some job networking events this year, internal and external scholarships, career services resources, and advice for seeking honours and/or graduate programs.
Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Marcos Zentilli 4:00 pm
Friday, April 6th, 2018
Milligan Room Dalhousie’s deep drilling in Icelandic crust 40 years ago: geology surprises and hot legacy Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Various Faculty 4:00 pm
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Milligan Room Faculty Jeopardy Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Mitchell Kerr 4:00 pm
Friday, March 16th, 2018
Milligan Room Upgrading of an orogenic gold-quartz-carbonate vein system by magmatic-hydrothermal fluid in the Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada. Saint Mary's University
Darragh O’Connor 4:00 pm
Friday, March 9th, 2018
Milligan Room Are Geologists Really Scientists? Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Kenneth Martyns-Yellowe 4:00 pm
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Milligan Room Formation Evaluation Methodology: An analysis of the CO-157 Borehole - Trinidad
ERTH4002 Advanced Field School 2017
Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
John Calder 4:00 pm
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Milligan Room Island at the Centre of the World: the back story to writing a book on geology for everyday folk and for dismissive geologists Department of Natural Resources Nova Scotia
Rodney Thomas 4:00 pm
Friday, January 19th, 2018
Milligan Room The Competitiveness of the Mineral Exploration Industry, a Canadian Perspective PDAC
Dawn Kellett 4:00 pm
Friday, January 12th, 2018
Milligan Room We’ve Got Time Geological Survey of Canada
Alan Ruffman 4:00 pm
Friday, December 1, 2017
Milligan Room The Explosion in Halifax Harbour Thursday, December 6th, 1917; t0 = 0904:35 +/- 10 seconds A.S.T. 2.989 kilotons of equivalent TNT Geomarine Associates Ltd.
Neal Sullivan 4:00 pm
Friday, November 24, 2017
Milligan Room The transport of noble metals (Pd, Pt, Au, Ag and Cu) in hydrothermal fluids at upper crustal conditions: A new experimental approach University of Toronto
Michael Parsons 4:00 pm
Friday, November 17, 2017
Milligan Room Environmental Characteristics of Canadian Critical Metal Deposits Geological Survey of Canada
Adam Csank 4:00 pm
Friday, October 27, 2017
Milligan Room Reading the rings: reconstructing the climate of the Pliocene Arctic using mummified wood. Department of Geography, University of Nevada Reno.
Barrie Clarke 4:00 pm
Friday, October 20, 2017
Milligan Room Paleocene Picrites of Davis Strait: Products of a Plume or Plates? Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Earth Sciences Undergrads 4:00 pm
Friday, October 13, 2017
Milligan Room How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Work Term) Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Serge Nadeau 4:00 pm
Friday, September 29, 2017
Milligan Room Geological and Geochemical Work in Guyana by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Geological Survey of Canada
Carla Skinner 5:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 2017
Milligan Room Shell Canada Ltd. DIRT Talk Shell Canada Ltd.
Cody Paige 4:00 pm
Friday,September 22, 2017
Milligan Room Two weeks on the red planet: a Mars analogue simulation Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Arslan Akhmetov, Steven Ings, and Lucy Newton 4:00 pm
Friday, September 08, 2017
Milligan Room ExxonMobil DIRT TALK and Recruiting ExxonMobil Canada
Martin Gibling 4:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017


Milligan Room Why the Theory of Continental Drift was published in Germany during the First World War? Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Gonzalo Ronda 4:00 pm
March 31st, 2017


Milligan Room Conducting thermochronological analysis in the Patagonian Andes PhD Candidate
Instituto de Estudios Andinos IDEAN (UBA-CONICET), Argentina
Paula Hilger 4:00 pm March 17th, 2017 Milligan Room Temporal reconstruction of postglacial rockslides and slope instabilities in Norway using terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating PhD Candidate
Norwegian Geological Survey, Trondheim
Matt Hall 4:00 pm
March 10th


Milligan Room Machine Learning in Geoscience Agile Geoscience
Carl Makrides 4:00 pm March 3rd, 2017 Milligan Room Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development Offshore Nova Scotia Director, Resources & Chief Conservation Officer
Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
Michael Young 4:00 pm February 10, 2017 Milligan Room PDAC Brainstorming Session Earth Sciences
Dalhousie University
Grant Wach 4:00 pm January 27 Milligan Room Oil and Gas Jargon- what does “Sealing a Well” mean- Hydrocarbon Exploration offshore Nova Scotia Dalhousie University
David J. W. Piper 4:00 pm January 13 Milligan Room Turbidity currents: the rivers of the sea GSC (Atlantic)
Fall 2016
David Lowe 4.00 pm Sept. 09, 2016 Milligan Room Sedimentology, Stratigraphic Evolution and Provenance of the Cambrian – Early Ordovician Potsdam Group in the Ottawa Embayment and Quebec Basin Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Ottawa
Luke Hilchie 4.00 pm Sept. 23, 2016 Milligan Room Completely Rethinking the Use of Geochemical Data Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia
Catherine Mottram 4.00 pm Sept. 30, 2016 Milligan Room Mountain-building under the microscope; using geochronology to quantify dates and rates of deformation in the Himalaya Ph.D. Killam Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
Marcos Zentilli 4:00 pm Oct. 14, 2016 Milligan Room Double Visit to a Triple Junction: Chilean Patagonia in 1963 and 2016 Dalhousie University
Graduate Students 4:00 pm Oct. 21, 2016 Milligan Room Grad Rock Talk Dalhousie University
Ricardo Silva 4:00 pm Oct. 28, 2016 Milligan Room Geologists In The Movies Dalhousie University
John McCollum 4:00 pm November 18 Milligan Room Volcanology Internship with GeoTenerife: Measuring Diffuse Volcanic Degassing along the N-S Rift of Teide Volcano, Tenerife, Spain Dalhousie University