Associate Professor, Geology
Geology, School of Science & Technology
Dr. Deanne van Rooyen is an Associate Professor of Geology at Cape Breton University where she is also the co-director and co-founder of the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment degree program. She teaches courses in physical geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and environmental studies She received her BSc and PhD in Earth Sciences from Carleton University.
Her main research focus is on understanding the interaction between cratonic margins and accreted terranes using a combination of field work, structural geology, geochronology and thermobarometry. She works primarily in the New Quebec orogen between the Superior craton and the Archean to Paleoproterozoic Core Zone of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Labrador, and in the Torngat orogen between the Core Zone and the North Atlantic craton. She also has projects in the Appalachian terranes of Cape Breton Island and the Maritimes focussed on structural geology and geochronology. She is an adjunct professor at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Acadian University, and St. Francis Xavier University.