Geochemistry and Mineral Deposits.


Department of Earth and
    Environmental Sciences,
University of Ottawa
Advanced Research Complex
25 Templeton Street
Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5


Tel. (613) 562-5800 ex 6866 (Rm 421)
 Fax. (613) 562-5192



Fellow, the Royal Society of Canada

Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

2013 Island Arc award


Editorial Work

Associate Editor, Scientific Reports_from Nature publication.

Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences from Elsevier

Associate Editor (til 2015), The Canadian Mineralogist.


Professional Activities

Director, Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (1991-1994)

Expert panel, TerraCanada for Chief Science Advisor of Canada (2019-)

New Fellow Selection Committee for Royal Society of Canada (2012-2017, 2019-2022)

Award Selection Committee, Mineralogical Society of America (2013-2017)

Councilor, Society of Economic Geologists (2017-2019)

Research Interests and Projects:

Our research examines the behaviour of redox-sensitive metals in a variety of settings.

Theme I focuses on the transfer of metals and other chalcophile elements in subduction zones. Theme II is related to the dispersion of metals in surface media from concealed deposits.


Recycling of elements in subduction zones

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Dispersion of metals from concealed deposits
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Cratonization of Canadian Shield and mineralization associated with late Archean igneous rocks
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Metallic mineralization,
Copper and Uranium
platinum group elements, behaviour and mineralization,

and other studies

Student Positions

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N. Kieran Kristoffersen (Sept., 2019- ) Alteration associated with epithermal deposits
Kieran work

Genevieve Huyer, MSc program (Sept., 2017-)
Volatiles in volcanic front magmas, Izu-Bonin arc/
Genevieve work

Martin Viala, MSc program (Jan., 2017-)
Martin work
Second Presentation Award !! at PDAC-SEG-Minerals Colloquium 2018

Leo (Seungmin) Lee
, MSc program (May, 2016-)
Leo work in Philippines,
Outstanding Student Presentation Award at American Geophysical Union Meeting, December 2017!
ASERC-MAC Award for best mineralogy-related presentations in March, 2018!

Christopher Kobylinski, MSc 2019, Gibraltar porphyry Cu deposits in BC.
Field work and publications

Lilianne Page, PhD, 2019. Recycling of halogens in subduction zones
Lilianne s work


Steve Dionne (2020)
William Midea
(2020) BSc thesis project to evaluate water content, temperature, and oxidation conditions of magmas responsible for the Dizon porphyry Au-Cu deposit, Philippines. Abstract for 2020 Goldschmidt conference, and Poster (8Mb) at 2020 PDAC Minerals Colloquium.

Tabetha Sheppard
(May 2019) BSc thesis project, ammonium alteration associated with Mexican silver deposits. Abstract for the 2019 GAC meeting in Quebec City, and poster at 2019 PDAC Minerals Colloquium. Publication in Geochemistry: Exploration, Environments, Analysis in 2020.

N. Kieran Kristoffersen (May-2019). BSc thesis project, ammonium-bearing alteration associated with epithermal gold veins in Japan. abstract and poster at 2019 PDAC Minerals Colloquium, and abstract for the 2019 Resource Geology meeting


Shishi (Chris) Chen, PhD, 2018, geostatistics related to REE and U mineralization
Chris work
Runner-up, Best Oral Presentation Award at 2017 Meeting of the
Society of Economic Geologists
Currently Data Scientist at Anglo American based at London (UK) office.

Nickolas Dudek, MSc program (Sept 2014- June., 2017)
Nickolas Work

Octavia Bath, MSc thesis (Sept 2013- June, 2017).
She examined the youngest sedimentary unit (Timiskaming-type) in the Archeean North Caribou belt.
Bath work

Lucas Wolf. BSc. (Aug 2016-May, 2017).
He studied compositions of refractory heavy minerals near the Gibraltar porphyry copper deposit, British Columbia. His poster at PDAC Conf. His publication at Geol. Survey Canada.

Samuel Morfin (post-doctoral fellow til, 2016)
PhD at UQ Chicoutimi, MSc at Universite Grenoble
Studied igneous rocks in the Hualgayoc mining district in northern Peru.

Samuel work

Erin Adlakha (PhD, June, 2016)
Examined the roles of P2 fault for the McArthur River uranium mineralization in the Athabasca Basin.
Erin work.


Mary Devine (MSc, May, 2016)
Examined the dispersion of radionuclides from uranium deposits
Mary work

Mikell Bilodeau (BSc, May, 2016)
currently exploration geologist, Hecla Mining
Mikell work

Ian O’Connel (BSc, May 2015)
Ian work

Mat Bunce (BSc, May 2015)
Matt work

Justin Emberley (BSc, May, 2014)
Justin work

Austin Krahenbil
(BSc, August, 2014)
Austin work

Jason Duff
(MSc 2014 after BSc at MUN)
Jason Duff research in the North Caribou belt, northern Ontario

Michael Power (MSc 2014 after BSc at MUN)
Michael work and field photos

Alexandre Boulerice (BSc, May 2013).
Presentation at the GAC-MAC meeting in 2013, pdf

Fabio Stern (MSc 2013, BSc at Univ.Sao Paolo)
Fabio Stern research

Amanda Van Lankvelt (MSc, April, 2013 after BA at Carleton College, Wisconsin)
Amanda research

Colter Kelly (BSc in 2012, currently PhD student at UO)
Colter work and field photo

Remy Poulin (BSc in 2012, currently MSc student at Laurentian U)
presentation at the GAC mtg

Kerstin Brauneder (MSc. 2012, jointly supervised by Dr. Stew Hamilton, currently UNESCO Conservation based in Cambridge, UK)
  Kerstin work

Netasha (Tash) Kalbfleisch (MSc in 2012, BSc at UO, Project Geologist, Phoenix Gold Ltd.)
Tash research

Marc Drouin (MSc, 2012, Currently Directeur Principal, Region Outaouais, Les Services Exp. Inc)

Andrea Delost (BSc in Geology in December, 2011)
Abstract at the GAC meeting

Janice Pedro (BSc in Geology in Sept., 2011).
      Janice Work

Jamil Sader (PhD, 2010, Currently Senior Geochemist at Minerals and Metals Group, Vancouver )
   Jamil work

Lijie Niu (MSc 2011, Currently Research Associate at the Institute of Population Health of the University of Ottawa)
Lijie Niu research

Benoit-Michel Saumur (M.Sc in 2007, PhD at Monash Univ., Currently researcher at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa)
Benoit work

Jian Wang (PhD 2007, Full Professor at Jilin University, ChangChun, China)
Jian work

Stew Hamilton (PhD 2006, Senior Scientist at Ontario Geological Survey, Sudbury)
Stew work

John Hinchey  (PhD 2005, Currently Senior Geologist of Newfoundland Ministry of Natural Resources in St. John’s)
John work

Recipient, Gross Medal from Geological Association of Canada, 2017

Neil Pettigrew (M.Sc 2004, Currently Senior Vice-President Exploration of Fradgate Exploration Consulting in Thunder Bay,  Vice-President Exploration of PC Gold in Ottawa)
     Neil work 

Franck Valli (M.Sc. at Lyon in 2004, jointly supervised by Stephane Guillot, PhD at the University of Paris, 2005, Currently Senior Geologist at Newmont Exploration)
Franck work

Luc Pigeon (M.Sc. 2003, Worked at the Ontario Geological Survey after MSc., Currently Geoscientist at Gateway Solutions S.A.C. in Peru)        

Cees-Jan de Hoog (post-doctoral research at UO in 2001-02, Research Scientist at the University of Gothenberg, Sweden,  Laboratory Manager at Oxford University, Currently, Manager at Trace Element Geochemistry Laboratory, University of Edinburgh)
Cees-Jan’s work


Several former students and post-doctoral fellows

John Hinchey (PhD in 2005). Currently Senior Geologist, Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Recipient of William Harvey Gross Award from Geological Association of Canada.

G. Hossein Shamanian (Exchange PhD  student from University of Tehran in 2001-2002, Currently Chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of Geology at the University of Gorgan, Iran)

Charles Tarnocai (PhD in 2001, Senior Research Geologist, Placer-Dome Exploration in Toronto, Vice-President, Alamos Gold Inc. in Toronto)  

Chantal Jolette (BSc in 2001, Currently Senior Project Geologist at Quantra FNX Mining)

David Tarnocai (MSc in 1999, Currently Senior Project Manager, SNC-Lavalin Inc.)
James Johnson (Post-doctoral fellow in 1993-95, Currently Chief of Onshore Energy and Minerals at Geoscience Australia (Australian Geological Survey))

Marc I. Legault (MSc in 1993, Currently Senior Geologist, Ministere des Ressources Naturelles du Québec at Rouyn, Quebec)


Alex Langshur (MSc in 1993, Currently CEO of PulicInsite in Boston and Ottawa)

Jamie Lavigne (MSc in 1993, Currently Vice-President Exploration, Falcon Gold, Toronto)

Robert Theriault (BSc in 1988, Currently Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada at Quebec City)

Dan Gagnon (BSc in 1986; currently, Vice-President, Lake Shore Gold Corp.)

Jacques Samson (BSc in 1986, Chief Mine Geologist, Lake Shore Gold Corporation, died in a hit-run accident)


Undergraduate courses:
 Metallic Mineral Deposits (GEO3167, 4167)
Geochemistry (GEO 3382, 4382).

Igneous Petroloy (GEO 3163—2010-2012 only) 

Graduate courses:
Isotope Geochemistry (GEO 5163)

Not all are offered every year

A full list of refereed publications after 2005   pdf

You may view publications listed under the projects:
 subduction zone recycling   

   dispersion of metals in surface media, and cratonization in late Archean

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Last Update: 2019.06.30