BSc Hon. student, uOttawa
North Fiji tectonic fabric

Katherine Power – BSc Hon. student, uOttawa North Fiji tectonic fabric Katherine is building a GIS model of microplate fabrics in the North Fiji Basin, using geophysical datasets such as bathymetry, magnetics, and gravity. Understanding this critical part of the southwest Pacific, with its elevated mantle temperatures and largest cumulative length of active spreading centers…

PhD candidate, Dalhousie University
Queen Charlotte Fault

Maochuan Zhang – PhD candidate, Dalhousie University Queen Charlotte Fault Maochuan uses active- and passive-source seismic data to characterize crustal and uppermost mantle velocity structure, fault zone architecture, and rheology of the Queen Charlotte Fault offshore British Columbia and Alaska. Maochuan completed his BSc at Chengdu University of Technology in 2017 and his MSc at…

MSc candidate, uOttawa
Lau Basin-North Fiji magmatic productivity

Michael Ryan – MSc candidate, uOttawa Lau Basin-North Fiji magmatic productivity Michael is mapping and analyzing volcanic features of four assemblages in the Lau and North Fiji basins in order to determine the variability and controls on magmatic productivity. He is using bathymetry and backscatter data to better understand these modern microplate domains, comparing them…

PhD candidate, University of Toronto
Mariana geodynamics and hydrothermal systems

Octavio Acuña Avendaño – PhD candidate, University of Toronto Mariana geodynamics and hydrothermal systems Octavio is studying the tectonism, magmatism, and hydrothermal venting in the Mariana back-arc. This framework is used to identify the lithospheric controls on magmatic-hydrothermal systems in the Mariana back-arc and how they affect the distribution, temporal evolution, and geochemical composition at…

PhD candidate, uOttawa
North Fiji Basin geodynamics

Rebecca Mensing – PhD candidate, uOttawa North Fiji Basin geodynamics Rebecca’s project focuses on the investigation of the geodynamic and crustal accretion processes in the North Fiji Basin in the southwest Pacific. In order to illustrate these processes, she creates a geological map of the area on assemblage and formation levels based on marine geophysical…

MSc candidate, Carleton University
Northern Nevada caldera structures

Sabrina Chan – MSc candidate, Carleton University Northern Nevada caldera structures Sabrina is studying Eocene igneous activity of the Stone Cabin Caldera in eastern Great Basin ignimbrite province. She is using major/trace elements and isotopic (Sr-Hf-Nd-Pb) data to determine the magma source and potential crustal contaminants, ultimately aiming to define the boundary between Phanerozoic and…

PhD candidate, Memorial University
Brothers IODP sulfur systematics

Sarah Moriarty – PhD candidate, Memorial University Brothers IODP sulfur systematics Sarah utilizes stable isotopes (Sr, multiple S isotopes) as a tool to constrain sub-seafloor fluid/rock interactions affecting hydrothermal fluid cycling and associated seafloor massive sulfide deposit formation at submarine hydrothermal vent sites from various different tectonic (i.e., arc volcano, mid-ocean ridge) sedimentary (i.e., sedimented…

BSc student, University of Toronto
Remote-predictive mapping, Reykjanes Ridge

Sofia Panasiuk – BSc student, University of Toronto Remote-predictive mapping, Reykjanes Ridge Sofia uses remote-predictive mapping, a novel method to analyze geomorphological structures on tectonically active and potentially economical regions of the seafloor. The Reykjanes Ridge, the northern 900 km segment of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge delineates from a typical slow-spreading ridge and Sofia will characterize…

MSc candidate, University of Ottawa
Hikurangi margin structure

Taylor Tracey Kyryliuk – MSc candidate, University of Ottawa Hikurangi margin structure Taylor is investigating Haida Gwaii, and the potential connection between the adjacent triple junction and a 2012 earthquake that may be related to ongoing subduction or underthrusting. Geophysical results will be obtained by a newly deployed array of submarine and terrestrial seismic stations…

PhD candidate, University of Ottawa
Brazilian Craton crustal growth

Victor Garcia – PhD candidate, University of Ottawa Brazilian Craton crustal growth Victor studies the formation of the oldest crust in South America, rocks of the Brazilian Craton. To do that, he is using such as whole rock and trace element geochemistry and especially long- and short-lived Sm-Nd isotopes. Victor graduated with his BSc in…