Department: Math, Physics and Geology
Associate Professor of Geology at CBU, Dr. Deanne van Rooyen, is the co-director and co-founder of the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment degree program. She is an adjunct professor at various universities in the Maritimes. She got her BSc and PhD in Earth Sciences from Carleton University where she worked in the Monashee Mountains of BC. Her research interests are focussed on tectonics, metamorphic petrology, structural geology, and geochronology of orogenic belts with a focus on the interactions between accreted terranes and continental margins within Archean and Proterozoic orogens. Her primary research area is located in Northern Quebec and Labrador, focussing on the Paleoproterozoic New Quebec and Torngat orogens, and the Archean to Paleoproterozoic Core Zone between them. She is the Vice President of the Geological Association of Canada, a Councillor of the Atlantic Geoscience Society, the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GAC, and the Chair of the Precambrian Division of GAC.
Tectonics, Precambrian geology, geochronology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology