Crustal Genesis
Ore Deposits
Isotope Geochemistry

Working Groups

User Fees



Laboratory Manager:

Dr. Sandra Timsic, Geochemist, Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry email

Responsible for stable isotope mass spectrometry, sample analysis, etc.


Dr. Chris Holmden, Professor and Director email

Stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, paleoenvironments, paleohydrology, paleoclimatology

Dr. Bill Patterson, Professor and Director email

Paleoclimatology, stable isotope geochemistry, biogeochemistry, paleoenvironment studies, isotope ecology

Dr Bruce Eglington, Murray Pyke Chair email

DateView and StratDB databases, IGCP 648 and IGCP 509, Earth evolution and supercontinent cyclicity, plate reconstructions, isotope geochemistry, geochronology, Precambrian crustal development, isotope applications in exploration and for environmental assessments, database design and development, software development, exploratory data analysis

Support Staff:

Mosa Nasreen, Geologist, Radiogenic and Transition Metal Isotope Chemist email

Responsible for radiogenic and transition metal sample preparation, isotope mass spectrometry, etc.

Jim Rosen, Electronics Technician email

Employed by the Department of Geological Sciences; provides electronic support

Support Staff (Students):

Matt Nadeau, MSc candidate email

Trace element filament preparation

Graduate Students:

Khalil Allahyari, PhD candidate email

Comparative palaeogeography and geotectonic setting of mineralisation in the Iranian NeoTethys and the Trans-Hudson orogen. Supervised by Bruce Eglington and Kevin Ansdell.

Isabelle Bacconais, PhD candidate email

Paleoredox studies of oceans. Supervised by Chris Holmden.

Jyotsna Mohanta, PhD candidate email

Cr isotope studies of rivers and marine carbonates. Supervised by Chris Holmden.

Yuxin Mao, MSc candidate email

Geodynamic setting and timing of South China block formation. Supervised by Bruce Eglington.

Dustin Matkowski, MSc candidate email

Paleoclimate study using stable isotopes of oxygen and carbon from freshwater carbonates. Supervised by Bill Patterson.

Dean Meek, MSc candidate email

Sedimentological and palaeontological associations with palaeogepgraphy in the Late Neoproterozoic. Supervised by Bruce Eglington and Luis Buatois.

Aidan Mowat, MSc candidate email

Study of fluid-rock exchnage associated with brines in the Williston basin. Supervised by Matt Lindsay and Bruce Eglington.

Matt Nadeau, MSc candidate email

Mg isotope study of dolomite in the Williston Basin. Supervised by Chris Holmden.

Lavie Nguyuen, MSc candidate email

Plate reconstruction machine learning and artificial intelligence development. Supervised by Bruce Eglington.

Thomas van Breugel, MSc candidate email

Geochemistry and geochronology of Karoo/Ferar and Parana/Etendeka large igneous provinces. Project co-sponsored by LIP industry consortium CRD. Supervised by Bruce Eglington.

Visiting Students and Scholars:

Lucien Yobo, Doctoral candidate, University of Houston email

Ca and Cr isotope studies of Ocean Anoxic Event 2. Supervised by Chris Holmden.

Undergraduate Students:

Iliajah Pidskalny, undergraduate email

Supervised by Chris Holmden.