Jennifer Spalding – PhD candidate, uOttawa
Alpine orogeny thermochronology
Jennifer uses apatite fission track data to derive low temperature thermal histories of shallow crustal processes. Jennifer uses apatite chemistry and fission track ages as thermochronometers to produce thermal history models and understand the timing of metallic ore and hydrocarbon deposition.
Jennifer finished her BSc Hon. in 2015 and MSc in 2018 at uOttawa, earning her a nomination for “Best MSc Thesis Prize”, before starting her PhD project as a CREATE trainee in David Schneider’s working group in 2020. She also won the Jerome Remick Best Poster Award of the Geological Association of Canada in 2016 and a research grant of the Society of Economic Geologists in 2014. Outside of academia, Jenn also gathered extensive experience as a geologist and geophysicist with GT Gold in BC.