Inaugural KEGS Collett Graduate Scholarship awarded to Steve!

Steve was selected among a group of finalists to receive the inaugural Len and Genice Collett Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS). See the announcement here.

Steve was selected for “his impactful PhD research at the University of Ottawa into crustal tectonics which involves installing and monitoring an array of ocean-bottom seismometers off the active west coast of B.C. and in analyzing observed seismic responses”.

Congrats Steve!


Steve installs OBSs in the South Pacific

PhD student Stephen Mosher recently got back from a research cruise in the South Pacific to install ocean-bottom seismograph stations. The goal of the deployment is to study mantle convection patterns in an oceanic setting. You can read about the cruise (and blog post by Steve) here.

Congrats Élyse!

Elyse Gaudreau successfully defended her thesis entitled: “Thermochronologic and geophysical investigations of Canadian Cordilleran crust”. Well done!

Elyse is moving on to start a PhD at the University of Victoria starting this September.

More distinctions!

Four members of our group have recently received outstanding scholarships: Élyse Gaudreau (KEGS – GSC Pioneers Scholarship), Jeremy Gosselin (Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship), Stephen Mosher (Ontario Graduate Scholarship) and Andrew Schaeffer (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship).

Congrats everybody!

Congrats Steve and Azadeh!

Two students from our group successfully defended their MSc thesis:

Steve Mosher’s thesis was entitled: “P-wave study of the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, California, from ambient noise interferometry of borehole seismic data”.

Azadeh Ashoori’s thesis was entitled: “Lithospheric structure across the northern Canadian Cordillera from teleseismic receiver functions”


Congrats Morgan!

Last week MSc student Morgan McLellan successfully defended her thesis entitled: “Structure and deformation of the northern Canadian Cordillera: Insights from Rayleigh wave tomography”.

In addition, Morgan also won the Best Student Paper Award in Geophysics at the  GAC-MAC conference held in Whitehorse in June.

Congrats Morgan!