Wandering continents, travelling geologists: Adventures in geology from Cape Breton to Nunatsiavut

Presented by Dr. Deanne van Rooyen, Associate Professor of Geology at Cape Breton University

Thursday, March 14 | 7pm – 8:30pm | Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library (Margaree Forks)

Join Dr. van Rooyen as she presents on her research and field work in northern Canada and Cape Breton, with an emphasis on showcasing some of the extraordinary landscapes that inspire and sustain geological research. Come and hear about Labrador and Greenland’s long shared history, Cape Breton’s really old volcanoes, multiple ways to avoid bear encounters and all the reasons you should never offer to carry a geologist’s backpack…


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 received her BSc and PhD in Earth Sciences from Carleton University. She is the Science Programme Chair for the Geological Association of Canada, a Councillor of the Atlantic Geoscience Society and the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GAC, and the Chair of the Precambrian Division of GAC.

This event is part of Research Month 2019. Visit our website for a full list of events.