Distinguished University Professor
Full Professor

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
 Fax. (613) 562-5192



Distinguished University Professorship (since 2023)

2022 Takeo Kato Gold Award from the Society of Resource Geology in Japan

2022 International Exchange Lecturer of the Society of Economic Geologists

Elected Fellow, the Royal Society of Canada (since 2011)

Elected Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America (since 2012)

2013 Island Arc award


Editorial Work

Editorial Board, Economic Geology from Society of Economic Geologists

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

2022- International Exchange Lecturer of the Society of Economic Geologists (photos)
Director, Earth Ocean and Atmosphere Division of Royal Society of Canada (2021-2024)
New Fellow Selection Committee for Royal Society of Canada (2012-2017, 2019-2024)

Expert Panel member, Terra Canada for Chief Science Advisor of Canada (2019-2021)

Councilor, Society of Economic Geologists (2017-2019)
Award Committee, Mineralogical Society of America (2013-2017)

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


Research Interests and Projects:

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

Theme I focuses on the distribution of metals and chalcophile elements in subduction zones. Theme II evaluate magmatism linked to metallic mineral deposits.
We also study dispersion of metals from concealed deposits.


Recycling of elements in subduction zones
Volcanoes keep discharging volatiles because these elements are transferred  from the surface to deep mantle where magmas are generated. 

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Magmatism associated with metallic mineralization (copper, gold, uranium, platinum)
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Cratonization of Canadian Shield
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and other studies


STUDENTS Supervision:

Catherin Suclan (May, 2022-). Magmatism associated with epithermal gold deposits
Catherine work

William Midea  (Sept, 2020-) Magma evolution of Mount Pinatubo from 2.5 Ma to 1991 eruption. William’s work

Jack Halloran (summer 2023-) Fil del Sol gold-copper deposit, Argentina.


N. Kieran Kristoffersen (MSc, Sept., 2022) Ammonium associated with epithermal gold in NZ and Japan.
Currently, Geology Analyst at PhotoSat (geological interpretation of satellite data) 
Kieran work

Reid Legere (BSc, 2023). Lamprophyres in the Monique gold deposit, Val d’Or.  Abstract

Martin Viala (MSc, Oct, 2020)
Martin work
Current: Production Manager, Greenland Ruby

Leo (Seungmin) Lee, MSc-PhD program (2016- withdraw in 2020)
Leo work in Philippines,
Outstanding Student Presentation Award at American Geophysical Union Mtg December 2017! ASERC-MAC Award for best mineralogy presentations in March, 2018!

William Midea (BSc 2020) Magma for the Dizon porphyry Au-Cu deposit, Philippines. Abstract for 2020 Goldschmidt conference, Poster (8Mb) at 2020 PDAC Minerals Colloquium.
Current: MSc student at uO

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

Lilianne Page, PhD, 2019. Recycling of halogens in subduction zones
Lilianne s work
Current: Analytical Geoscientist at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.

Christopher Kobylinski, MSc 2019, Gibraltar porphyry Cu deposits in BC.
Field work and publications
Current: Environment Assessment Officer, Infrastructure Canada (of government of Canada)

Tabetha Sheppard (BSc 2019) Ammonium 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.
Current: Manager, Marketing, Mining Industry Human Resources Council

N. Kieran Kristoffersen (BSc,2019). Alteration associated with epithermal gold veins in Japan. abstract and poster at 2019 PDAC Minerals Colloquium, and abstract for the 2019 Resource Geology meeting
Current: MSc student at UO.

Shishi (Chris) Chen, PhD, 2018, Geostatistics related to REE and U mineralization
Chris work
Runner-up, Best Oral Presentation Award at 2017 Soc. Econ. Geol. Mtg
Current: Principal Data Scientist, BHP at Toronto

Nickolas Dudek, MSc program (Sept 2014- June., 2017)
currently working as Exploration Geologist, GT Gold.
Nickolas Work

Octavia Bath, MSc thesis (Sept 2013- June, 2017).
She examined the youngest sedimentary unit (Timiskaming-type) in the Archeean North Caribou belt.
Current: Metal Resource Manager, Barrick Gold, Toronto.
Bath work

Lucas Wolf. (BSc, 2017).
Refractory heavy minerals near the Gibraltar porphyry copper deposit, BC. His poster at PDAC Conf. His publication at Geol. Survey Canada.
Current: Ontario Provincial Police officer.

Samuel Morfin (post-doctoral fellow, 2015-16)
PhD at UQ Chicoutimi, MSc at Universite Grenoble
Studied igneous rocks in the Hualgayoc mining district in northern Peru.
Current: manager of LA-ICP Lab at uO.
Samuel work

Erin Adlakha
(PhD, 2016)
Examined the roles of P2 fault for the McArthur River uranium mineralization in the Athabasca Basin.
Current: Department Chair, Professor at St Mary’s University, Halifax.

Erin work.


Mary Devine (MSc, 2016)
Examined the dispersion of radionuclides from uranium deposits
Current: Environ. Assessment Scientist at Nuclear Waste Management Organization in Toronto.
Mary work

Mikell Bilodeau (BSc, 2016)
Current: Exploration geologist, Hecla Mining
Mikell work

Ian O’Connel (BSc, May 2015)
Ian work

Mat Bunce (BSc, May 2015)
Matt work
Current: Project Manager, Neptune Technology Group

Justin Emberley (BSc, May, 2014)
Current: A geologist at Yuko Geological Survey in Whitehorse.
Justin work

Austin Krahenbil
(BSc, August, 2014)
Austin work

Jason Duff
(MSc 2014)
Current: Senior Geologist at Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.
Jason Duff research in the North Caribou belt, northern Ontario

Michael Power (MSc 2014)
Current: Senior Project Geologist at Mercator Geological Service, Halifax.
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)
Current: Chief Mine Geologist at Refratechnik’s Baymag mine.
Fabio Stern research

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

Colter Kelly (BSc in 2012)
Current: PDF at the Geological Survey of Canada.
Colter work and field photo

Remy Poulin (BSc in 2012
Current: Laboratory Technologist at Laurentian U
presentation at the GAC mtg

Kerstin Brauneder (MSc. 2012, jointly supervised by Dr. Stew Hamilton,
Current: Technical Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambridge, UK
  Kerstin work

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

Marc Drouin (MSc, 2012)
Current: 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).
Current, Janice Botelho, working at Baker Hughes GE-Sonils Industrial in Angola
  Janice Work

Jamil Sader (PhD, 2010)
Current: Senior Geochemist, Anglo American, Vancouver
   Jamil work

Lijie Niu (MSc 2011)
Current: Guangzhou Provincial CDC, after Research Associate at Institute of Population Health of the University of Ottawa
Lijie Niu research

Benoit-Michel Saumur (M.Sc in 2007, PhD at Monash Univ.)
Current: Assistant Professor at Univ Quebec Montreal
Benoit work

Jian Wang (PhD 2007)
Current: Professor at Jilin University,  China
Jian work

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

John Hinchey  (PhD 2005
Current: Division Head of Newfoundland Ministry of Natural Resources in St. John’s)
John work
Recipient, William Harvey Gross Medal from Geological Association of Canada, 2017

Neil Pettigrew (M.Sc 2004)
Current: Senior Vice-President Exploration of Fradgate Exploration Consulting in Thunder Bay)
     Neil work 

Franck Valli (M.Sc. at Lyon in 2004, jointly supervised by Stephane Guillot, PhD at the University of Paris, 2005,
Current: Senior Structure Geologist at Newmont Mining Corporation at Denver
Franck work

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

Cees-Jan de Hoog (post-doctoral research at UO in 2001-2002)
Current: Manager at Trace Element Geochemistry Lab., Univ. Edinburgh
Cees-Jan’s work


Several former students and post-doctoral fellows

G. Hossein Shamanian (Exchange PhD student from University of Tehran in 2001-2002, published a paper in Economic Geology, Currently Chair and Professor at the University of Gorgan, Iran. He visited Ottawa again in 2019-2020, published the work in Gondwana Research)

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

Chantal Jolette (BSc in 2001, Current: Principal Geologist at Qualitica Consulting

David Tarnocai (MSc in 1999, Current: Senior Project Manager, SNC-Lavalin Inc.)
James Johnson (Post-doctoral fellow in 1993-95, Current: CEO of Geoscience Australia)

Marc I. Legault (MSc in 1993) Senior Geologist, Ministere des Ressources Naturelles du Québec at Rouyn, Quebec, Current: Professor at Univ Quebec at Temiskamingue

Alex Langshur (MSc in 1993, Current: CEO of Cardinal Path based in Chicago, past Director PulicInsite in Boston and Ottawa)

Jamie Lavigne (MSc in 1993, Current: Vice-President Exploration, Falcon Gold, Toronto)
Robert Theriault (BSc in 1988) Current: Ministere de lEnergie et des Ressources naturelles

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

Jacques Samson (BSc in 1986, Chief Mine Geologist, Lake Shore Gold Corporation, passed away 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

Please click here for publications before 1989 old publications

































































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Last Update: 2021.02.10