DERTS Annual Meeting - November 5, 2018
On November 5, 2018 all DERTS students and faculty gathered in Edmonton for the Annual DERTS meeting. The morning was filled with presentations and tutorial seminars from invited speakers. The day started with a presentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) on role of professional bodies in regulation of the geoscience professions. Technical presentations by our own Matt Hardman on an Introduction to R - a statistical software suite ,and visiting speaker Dan Howell on FTIR data processing rounded out the morning session. Michael Seller from DeBeers Group joined us for the days’ events. Mike’s presentation on “Indicator Mineral Provence Studies Using Ilmenite” highlighted the application of geo-statistics in exploration targeting. During the afternoon the students talked, in general terms, about their internship experiences and the progress of their research projects. Overall a very informative and constructive day!
International Diamond School – 2018 – January 29 - February 2, 2018
DERTS students attended the 4th International Diamond School in Bressanone, Italy between January 29th and February 2nd, 2018. The Diamond School was organized and supported by the Indimedea research team (Department of Geosciences, University of Padua) along with Graham Pearson (University of Alberta), Steven Shirey (Carnegie Institution), Matteo Alvaro (University of Pavia) and Wuyi Wang (Gemological Institute of America). The GIA was the education sponsor of the conference.
The IDS included internationally acclaimed, invited speakers from across industry and academia including presentations by DERTS researchers G. Pearson and T. Stachel, and DERTS collaborators: J. Armstrong (Lucara Diamond), M. Breeding (GIA), H. Grütter (Peregrine Diamonds), J.W. Harris, B. Kjarsgaard (GSC), and W. Wang (GIA). DERTS students Marina Karaevangelou, Margo Regier and David Sasse presented on their research at the meeting. The small format of the meetingfacilitated an ideal environment for discussions and networking between the students and other attendees.
International Diamond School – 2016 – June 8th to 10th
University of Alberta
The Diamonds and Mantle Geodynamics of Carbon Consortium hosted an International Diamond School on Diamonds and their cratonic mantle hosts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton including a pre- workshop 2 day field trip to Yellowknife and a day trip to Ekati or the Diavik mine
2016 International Diamond School