2016

September

Malcolm Hodgskiss has completed his MSc and moved on to a PhD at Stanford.

June

Boz has left McGill and PROPS to begin a new position in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado.

June

Marcus Kunzmann successfully defended his PhD thesis. Shortly thereafter, Marcus and family relocated to Darwin, Australia, where Marcus will begin a post-doc with CSIRO.

A quorum of PROPers participated in the annual Tour de l'Ile de Montréal.

May

Malcolm Hodgskiss completes his MSc thesis on molar tooth structures.

February

Galen and colleagues have received a grant from the Agouron Institute to support their project on early eukaryotic evolution in northern Canada.

January

Kelsey Lamothe joins PROPS as an MSc student working with Galen. Her project will be on the expression of the Islay carbon isotope excursion in northern Namibia.

2015

May

The 2015 Joint Assembly (GAC-MAC-AGU-CGU) runs successfully in Montreal

Congratulations to Grant Cox, who defendes his PhD thesis.

Malcolm Hodgskiss begins his MSc thesis.

April

Boz and family arrive in Perth for a three month stay supported by a Gledden Fellowship from the University of Western Australia.

January

Vivien Cumming joins the PROPS group as a post-doc working on Re-Os geochronology of Meso–Neoproterozoic basins of northern Canada.

2014

December

Galen is off to Australia for his sabbatical year in Perth.

November

Congratulations to Dr. André Pellerin, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis.

October

Congratulations to Kirsten, Marcus, and new junior PROPS member, Erik Kunzmann!

September

Congratulations to Hao (Dr. Bui), who has successfully defended her PhD thesis.

July

Everybody returned safely from northwest Canada and preparations are underway for Baffin Island!

June

The crew set out for fieldwork in Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Permits are rolling in, and it looks like it will be a busy field season in northern Canada this summer. Stay tuned for photos and stories.

May

Congratulations to Peter, Marcus, Tim, Jessie, and LuMa, all of whom have recently been awarded EPS graduate scholarships.

April

Peter Crockford and Sarah Wörndle have passed their doctoral qualifying exams!

Undergraduate students Malcolm Hodgskiss and Emily Griffiths have been awared NSERC SURA's to work with PROPS for the summer.

February

Mônica Mendes, a visiting PhD student from UFMG Brazil has just joined our group and will be here until July working on iron isotopes in Brazilian iron formation.

January

The semester has started! Boz is teaching Stable Isotope Geochemistry this term and Galen is teaching Sediments to Sequences and Earth and Life History.

2013

September

Welcome to new PROPS members, Timothy Gibson (PhD), Sarah Warndle (PhD), Peter Crockford (PhD), Ben Wyman (Honours), and Nickolas Dudeck (Honours).

July

The crew has completed another successful field season in the Ogilvie Mountains, Yukon and northern B.C.. Fieldwork for some continues in the Cordillera.

June

A sizeable crew will soon be off to the Cordillera and Yukon for summer fieldwork 2013. Check back later this summer for new photos and preliminary results.

Félicitations à Pierre, qui a gagne un concours de Maitre de Conference à Brest. Il va y commencer le 1 septembre!

Congratulations to Marcus, who has been awarded the 2013–2014 Wares Graduate award, the top McGill EPS scholarship.

Congratulations to Timothy Gibson, incoming PhD student who has been awarded the inaugural Mountjoy Scholarship, given annually to the top graduate student pursuing research in sedimentology.

May

Undergraduate students Kasparas Spokas, Michelle Vokaty, and Coleman Robertson have recently joined our group.

2012

 

Marcus' Geology paper on the Zn isotope composition of Neoproterozoic cap dolostones is now published on-line.

Boz and his family have left on sabbatical for the 2012–2013 academic year. The are currently living in the Seattle area and Boz commutes daily to the University of Washington by boat.

Congratulations to Marcus Kunzmann, Thi Hao Bui, and Lucie Théou-Hubert who won department graduate scholarships this year.

Grant Cox has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Fellowship (2012–2014).

2012 Northeastern Geobiology Symposium was hosted at McGill March 23–24. Paul Hoffman kicked off the event with a Freaky Friday presentation at the Redpath Museum on Friday night. The symposium continued Saturday, with a full of day of presentations by students and post-docs and a subsequent poster session. Download the program and abstract volume here.

Geological Society Fermor Meeeting: Neoproterozoic Era: Evolution, Glaciation, Oxygenation. London, UK, September 19–21.

2011

The long awaited GSL Memoir 36, The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations, is now published! Also, check out the associated on-line photo atlas.

Post-doc Clint Scott has authored/co-authored a pair of recently published papers on seawater chemistry in the Archean and Mesoproterozoic.

Congratulations to Libby Sharman, who has successfully defended her PhD thesis!