Oxford Earth Sciences are delighted to welcome Dr. Marc St-Onge, who will be joining us as a Visiting Professor from summer 2019.
Marc is Senior Emeritus Scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), part of the Lands and Minerals Sector of Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa. Since obtaining his B.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in 1977, and his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 1981, he has lead many large multidisciplinary geological field mapping projects in northern Canada and has presented his research results at national and international meetings and Canadian, American, and European universities. He is recognized as an international authority in metamorphic and tectonic research, and has authored numerous journal papers, book chapters, GSC reports and bedrock geological maps for areas that include the western Canadian Arctic, northern Quebec, southern, central, and northern Baffin Island, Greenland, and the Himalayas in Asia. In addition to several Lands and Minerals Sector and Natural Resources Canada Merit Awards, his many contributions to geological research in Canada and abroad have been recognized outside of government with: an Adjunct Professor position at Queen’s University, a Visiting Senior Scholar position at the University of Cambridge, a Vice-President (North America) position on the Commission for the Geological Map of the World (CGMW) in Paris, the Howard Street Robinson Medal from the Geological Association of Canada, the Geologic Mapping Award in Honour of Florence Bascom from the Geological Society of America, the Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and International Fellow status at the Explorer Club in New York. Marc’s innovative work led to the publication of the “Geological Map of the Arctic” in 2011, the “Tectonic Map of Arctic Canada” in 2015, the GSC’s first-ever geological maps in Inuktitut in 2015, and the “Tectonic Map of the Arctic” in 2019. He is presently co-leading the Canada 3D project, which among other objectives, aims to produce a new national digital “Geological Map of Canada.”
Marc has a long-standing link with Oxford Earth Sciences, having been appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University in 2004 and returning many times to co-lead our annual 2nd year field trip to Assynt with Prof. Mike Searle. He also brings his extensive expertise in Himalayan geology as co-supervisor for our postgraduates researching this area.
If you would like to read more about Marc’s research and publication history, please click here.