Welcome to Geology



The University of Regina Department of Geology offers two undergraduate programs: the B.Sc. in Geology and B.Sc. in Environmental Geoscience. Both programs are eligible for APEGS (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan) membership that is transferable to every other jurisdiction in Canada.

We also have M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate research programs. Our faculty research areas cover "hard rock" and "soft rock" studies, mineral and oil-gas resources, and environmental geoscience.

We have an established reputation for training highly "rock-conscious" students, and we are extremely proud of our students' employment record.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website today, and please reach out if you have questions or suggestions for our site!



29 Nov 2023:  Congratulations Kaylee Tymo (BSc student) on winning the best undergraduate student poster at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey (SGS) Open House in Saskatoon.

7 Nov 2023:  Congratulations to Prof. Hairuo Qing who received the 2023 Faculty of Science Long-Service Award. Hairuo's research contributions, teaching, mentorship, and service were particularly noted by Dean Farenick in his statements.

1 Oct 2023: General interest courses offered in Winter 2024 are Geol102 and Geol460. 

The requirements for Geol460 are:  MATH 110, PHYS 112 or PHYS 119 and GEOL 201 or permission of the Department Head.

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Just a quick note about the GEOl201 course.

Geol201 changes for Winter and Spring 2024

30 Sept 2023:  Congratulations to Dr. Coulson who became Associate Head of the Dept. of Geology on 1st July 2023.  In September 2023, he was appointed Vice-President of the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada.

11 Sept 2023: Congratulations to Kaylee Tymo (BSc student) for wining the 10k (female) at the recent Queen City Marathon.


4 July 2023: Welcome to Dr. Leslie Robbins as our Department Head moving forward for a three year term (2023-2026). We would also like to express our gratitude to Dr. Ian Coulson who will serve as the Associate Department Head for a one year term (2023-2024).

4 July 2023: The Department of Geology would like to thank Dr. Renata Raina-Fulton for her service as our Department Head over the past year.

30 July 2023: The Department of Geology would like to express our collective gratitude to Van Tran for her years of service as our Departmental Administrative Assistant, as she is moving on to a position elsewhere at URegina. Thank you for your hard work and diligence Van, and good luck in your new appointment!

27 May 2023: Congratulations to MSc student Nahanni Young on winning the Best Poster Award at the Joint Annual Meeting of GAC-MAC-SGA in Sudbury, ON. She placed first among 70 entries. Her research focuses on mineral exploration in northern Saskatchewan using fluid inclusions (drops of ancient liquid trapped in a mineral). Her supervisor is Dr. Guoxiang Chi. 

26 April 2023: Please join us for our final geology seminar series seminar of the winter 2023 semester. This seminar will be in person (CW 237.1) on Wed., April 26 from 4-5 pm: Dr. Qinlian Wei, visiting scholar - Characterization of Pore Texture of Tight Reservoirs

5 April 2023: Please join us for a geology seminar series graduate student seminar in person (CW 237.1) and on Zoom Wed., April 5 from 4-5 pm: Jordan Deane, PhD Candidate - Stratigraphy and Geochemistry of the Waugh Lake Group, Southern Taltson Orogen

29 March 2023: Congratulations to Geology MSc students Kaitlyn Crawford and Nahanni Young for their performances at the URegina 3-Minute Thesis finals on Tuesday, March 28 at Darke Hall! Nahanni was the winner of the people's choice awards - well done Nahanni!

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