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 Precambrian basement terranes in Nevada.
Sabrina finished her BSc Hon. at Carleton University in 2020 before starting her MSc project with Brian Cousens. She worked for the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa as an ArcGIS and Geochronology lab assistant between 2018 and 2020. Besides extensive volunteer work on and off campus, Carleton University awarded her several recognitions for her achievements, including the Harry S. Southam Scholarship, H.W. Collins Memorial Scholarship for Earth Science, and the Presidents’ Scholarship. She also made the Dean’s Honour List in 2017 and won the GAC-PDAC Logan Award in 2020.