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Official opening of PCIGR

December 12, 2002 — UBC Chemistry Building

Drs. Dominique Weis and Jim Mortensen officially open PCIGR and dedicate the lab to Dr. Richard Lee Armstrong.

Dr. Dominique Weis officially opens PCIGR.

Dr. Lee was an expert in the fields of radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology, geochemical evolution of the earth, geology of the North American Cordillera, and large-magnitude crustal extension. PCIGR will carry on this legacy of foundational and applied geological and geochemical research.

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Installation of PCIGR instruments at UBC

January to June 2002 — UBC Chemistry Building

Nu 021 MC-ICP-MS and Triton TIMS (Finnigan) are installed.

These photos do not do justice to the stress of that event … The instruments did not go through the basement doors of the Chemistry building, the crane was moving too much, etc…. All ended up well, but … the clean labs were very basic.

What it all looked like after 6 months — we have gone a long way since then, even after a few lab catastrophies: AC leaks, melted piece, chem lab fiasco (or what happens when one use steel in exhaust pipes …).