Rockfest Schedule

Rockfest, is a graduate student run seminar series held biweekly on Fridays at 3pm in the Seminar Room ES2093 (see schedule below).

New this year – Rockfest Loyalty Cards! Every fifth Rockfest attended earns a free drink of their choice. Additionally, we will thank Rockfest presenters with a free drink of their choice.

Rockfest of the Year Award is back! You can vote for your choice of best Rockfest presentation of the year. Details for voting are announced by email and at the seminar.

If you are interested in presenting, please email Sarah Mount.

Date Presenter Title
Oct 5 Johnathan Sorrentino Physical and Chemical Controls on the Sinking and Decay of Insects
Oct 20    
Nov 3 Megan Swing How do we study Mars? Martain meteorites and their importance
Nov 17 Xu Chu Weathering of skarn deposits offsets decarbonation during Jurassic-Cretaceous mineralization in East Asia
Dec 1 Seminar course presentations – PhD Students  
Dec 15 Seminar course presentations – MSc Students  
Dec 15 Guest Speaker – Eric Jensen Terroir & Wine
Break for holidays    
Jan 12 Sheila Ballantyne, Jonathan Umbsaar & David Summer More of a Hot Spot than an Ice Land: A Geological Tour of Iceland
Jan 26 Sophia Zamaria Rain, snow, and climate change: Investigating winter hydrology and climate change in Southern Ontario using a wtershed model
Feb 9 A Special Edition Rockfest: Anne Thompson and John Thompson Anne: Smart spectrosocopy - past, present and future.
John: Distrupting exploration and mining - why now?
Mar 8 Minoli Dias Coralline Algae as an Archive for Proxy-Based Reconstructions of Sea-Ice Cover and Glacier Runoff
Mar 22 Sarah Finkelstein, Ruth Hall, Julia Hathaway, Marcus Forbes-Green, and Cecilia Cordero Oviedo Quaternary paleoecology & carbon dynamics of Ontario's wetland soils: Using the past to plan for the future
April 5 Krystal Nason and Angel Verbel TBA
April 19 Funfest (register online) TBA