Members of the Executive Committee (2018-2019)
President: Colin Roth
Treasurer: Steve Korchinos
Secretary: Sharon Wong
Industry Liaison: Joy Carter
Sales Rep: Dominica Lee
Social Rep: Timothy Lui
Field trip coordinator: Maddie Hertz
3rd year rep: Michael Rego
The positions of Vice-president and second year rep will be decided in the Fall at the annual general meeting.
To contact UESA, please use UESA’s official email account – UofTUESA@gmail.com.
Earth Sciences Professor Miriam Diamond will be on TVO’s “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin, April 19th at 8:00pm to discuss the range of unintended consequences of ICT (internet and communication technologies) from e-waste workers exposure to workplace carcinogens to resource depletion, greenhouse gasses and widespread pollution.
Congratulations to University Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar on receiving the Logan Medal, the highest award of the Geological Association of Canada, presented to an individual for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science.
“For her innovative applications of compound-specific stable isotope analysis which have revolutionized geochemistry, notably by establishing the source and fate of anthropogenic organic contaminants in groundwater, and also the presence of abiogenic methane and hydrogen trapped, for more than 1 billion years, in crystalline rocks that are more than 2 km below the surface of the Canadian Shield.”
Awards were given to the best projects in Earth Sciences at the TDSB Science Fair held on Sunday March 25th. This broad field includes studies of the atmosphere, weather and climate, the oceans, the solid Earth, natural resources, fossils and Earth history, environmental geoscience and environmental change, global ecology, planetary science, remote sensing, and chemical and physical processes linking the atmosphere, the solid Earth and the biosphere.
Congratulations to Benjamin Kurrek for his project titled “Groundwater flow and the use of zero-valent iron in remediation”, and to Sammie Rogers and Samuel Abraham for their project titled “Crash course for impact force”.
Professor Sharon Cowling, PhD Student Anna Phillips and 4th Year Earth Sciences student Jamil Mahamud acted as Special Judges for the fair to select the best projects in Earth Sciences.