David Summer – PhD candidate, University of Toronto
Solomons hydrothermal systems
David is developing a lithotectonic map of the seafloor around the Solomon Islands and in the Coral Sea, using bathymetric and geophysical data. He will also characterize the geology and (isotope) geochemistry of the Stanton seafloor massive sulfide deposit, Vanuatu Arc, SW Pacific, to better understand the paragenetic relationship of the deposit with the Stanton Volcano.
David finished his BSc Hon. at the University of Toronto in 2020 before joining the research group of Melissa Anderson as a CREATE trainee. During his undergrad, David was awarded several scholarships and recognitions, including the David Kobluk Memorial Scholarship, D.H. Gorman Explorers Fund Graduate Scholarship, Queen Elizabeth II/J.J. Fawcett Graduate Scholarship, the University of Toronto Fellowship at the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Moore Award in Geology.