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Dominique Weis Awarded 3rd Term as Canada Research Chair

December 2016


PCIGR Director Dominique Weis was recently appointed to a 3rd term as Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle at the University of British Columbia.

The reviews of her second renewal application were outstanding:

“Dominique Weis has throughout her career expanded her research capabilities and activities by increasing the breadth of her skills and interests in a variety of ways to an extent in which she has few rivals.”

“Dr. Weis is without doubt one of the world’s best isotope analysts and she is a world leader in isotope geochemistry.”

Dominique has held this prestigious position since 2002, when she moved to Canada from Belgium.  During the past 14 years, her research has helped shape our understanding of the world’s large igneous provinces, mantle plumes, and volcanic arcs.  Over the next 7 years, Dominique will continue her innovative applications of isotopic and tracer geochemistry to quantify and constrain the geochemical evolution of our planet, from the deep mantle to the environment.

Dominique Weis elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada


September 2016

Dominique’s election to the RSC’s Academy of Science honours her research on the chemistry and isotopic signature of Earth’s mantle that has shaped our understanding of the world’s large igneous provinces, mantle plumes, and volcanic arcs.

Her work has revealed connections between terrestrial magmatism and mantle processes across many depths and scales. Dominique’s often interdisciplinary work has also pioneered the use of isotopes to trace the origin and fate of metals in the environment.

Dominique and 88 other Fellows will be inducted on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario.