Geology Students Win Place in Industry Workshops This Summer

(April 29, 2009 —Thunder Bay, ON)
Four Lakehead University Geology students have recently won their place in national and international industry-related geology events.  Gabe Sweet, Corey Wendland, Seamus Magnus, and Lindsay Moore will be heading to Nevada, Wyoming, Sudbury, and Calgary, respectively.

Dr. Phil Fralick, Chair of the Department of Geology, explains, “Each year, students from across North America compete for spots on geology-related, educational trips.  Competition can be fierce, so we’re very proud of our students for their success.” According to Fralick, the events are designed to complement students’ classroom studies, as well as to provide them with technical and business perspectives on the industry.

Gabe Sweet
, MSc candidate, will be attending the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Student-Dedicated Field Course “Gold Systems of Northern Nevada” on May 15 - 24, 2009. The course emphasizes the geology and geochemistry of gold systems in several northern Nevada mining districts. Mining operations to be visited include: Phoenix, Carlin (North Open Pits), Chukar, Pipeline/Cortez, Midas, Twin Creeks, Turquoise Ridge/Getchell and Rochester (Ag).

Corey Wendland, MSc candidate, will be attending Geological Society of America and ExxonMobil Field Seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming, May 17 – 23.  This program emphasizes multi-disciplinary integrated basin analysis. 

Undergraduate student Seamus Magnus will be one of 25 senior earth science students from across Canada attending the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 3rd Annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop taking place in the Greater Sudbury area May 2-16, 2009. Students will take field trips outside Sudbury to world-class mining and mineral camps (Val d’Or, Rouyn-Noranda, Cobalt), and have exposure to the Sudbury Basin, and the numerous mines of the nickel camp. 

Undergraduate student Lindsay Moore will be attending the two-week SIFT Student Industry Field Trip, which is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.  Students will attend lectures from  professionals in the petroleum industry, and will participate in core workshop seminars, field trips to the Rocky Mountains and Dinosaur Provincial Park, a rig tour, and a fly-over of the Rocky Mountains.


Media:  Dr. Fralick, Gabe Sweet, Corey Wendland, Seamus Magnus, and Lindsay Moore are available for media interviews. For more information contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit


Last updated April 29, 2009

News RSS Feed Stay Informed - Subscribe to our RSS Feed