Mark Hannington − Professor, uOttawa (2005-present), Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology (2006-2020), Senior Scientist Geological Survey of Canada (1989-2005), PhD Toronto (1989). Established the Marine Mineral Resources Group at the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research (GEOMAR) in 2015.
Pascal Audet − Associate Professor and University Research Chair, uOttawa (2011-present), Berkley (2008-11), PhD UBC (2008). Seismology and the thermal and mechanical structure of the lithosphere, co-PI of the Canadian Transportable Seismic Array (CCArray) and National Facility for Seismic Imaging.
Keiko Hattori − Professor, uOttawa (1983-present), University of Alberta (1977-83), PhD Tokyo (1977). Subduction zone processes and geochemistry of ore deposits from modern to late Archean, including metal transfer from slabs to arc magmas via the mantle wedge.
Jonathan O’Neil − Associate Professor, Ottawa (2012-present), Carnegie (2009-11), PhD McGill (2009). Earth’s early evolution and primitive crust, combining fieldwork, petrology, geochemistry and isotopes to trace early crustal evolution and geochemical reservoirs.
David Schneider − Professor, uOttawa (2007-present), Ohio University (2001-07), PhD Lehigh (2000). Tectonics, metamorphism, and mineral and petroleum resources in the high Arctic, Canadian Shield, the Alps, and Aegean.
Melissa Anderson − Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (2018-present), GEOMAR (2015-18), PhD Ottawa (2018). Regional geological mapping of western Pacific arc-backarc systems and their hydrothermal deposits, Mineral Resources and Tectonics Laboratory at University of Toronto.
Brian Cousens − Professor, Carleton (1990-present), PhD UCSB (1990). Petrology and high-precision radiogenic isotope analysis for crustal studies, with a focus on the origin of volcanic rocks in modern and ancient oceans.
John Jamieson − Associate Professor of Marine Geology, CRC Tier II at Memorial (2016), GEOMAR (2013-16), PhD uOttawa (2012). Seafloor exploration, geochemistry of active hydrothermal systems of the oceans and seafloor mineral deposits.
Mladen Nedimovic − Professor, Dalhousie CRC Tier II (2006-present), Lamont (2004-06), PhD Toronto (2000). Controlled-source imaging of the crust at continental rifts, ridges, and subduction zones, Lead PI of Canada’s National Facility for Seismic Imaging.
Stephen Piercey − University Research Professor – Memorial University (2009-present), NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair – Memorial University (2009-2016), Laurentian University (2001-08), PhD UBC (2001). Economic geology focusing on mineral deposits and tectonics in orogenic belts and submarine volcanic terranes.
Margaret Stewart − Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University (2019-present), GEOMAR and uOttawa (2018-19), PhD Laurentian University (2018). Greenstone belt volcanology and mineral deposits.
Alan Baxter, PhD − Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa
David Diekrup, PhD − Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa
Erin Bethell, PhD – Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa
Anna Kraetschell, PhD − GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel
Meike Klischies, MSc − GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel
The co-PIs and collaborators have worked extensively with each other and have co-supervised graduate students on CRD Projects, government geoscience programs (GEM, TGI), and in new projects such as Metal Earth. The team includes 3 award-winning economic geologists, Canada’s top seismologists, leading petrologists, and three new junior faculty. Three are FRSCs and four hold research chairs, including a University Chair, two industrial chairs, and two CRCs. Seven hold appointments as adjuncts at other universities that are part of the CREATE. Several of the PIs hold large CFI Awards and have built state-of-the-art analytical laboratories. In total, the PIs have published over 470 high-ranking peer-reviewed papers and trained >300 HQP. In the last 6 years, they have supervised 54 PhDs and 98 MSc students.