Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre
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and Carleton University Campus
Carleton's 62-hectare campus, located in Ottawa, Ontario, is one of the most beautiful in Canada. Our campus
is bordered by the Rideau Canal, Rideau
River and on the opposite bank by the
pleasant woods of Vincent Massey Park,
making Carleton a place of water and
Carleton's 27 buildings are arranged for
convenient movement from class to class
for its over 22,000 students. An extensive
tunnel system eliminates the need for huddled dashes during winter weather and makes the campus
particularly convenient and accessible for physically disabled students. You may choose to combine your Carleton visit with an excursion to Parliament Hill located a
convenient 20 minutes away.
The Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre, established in 1982, represents the combined research strengths of Carleton University
and the University of Ottawa. Research facilities are shared between the two campuses and graduate students are enrolled in the University where their faculty supervisors hold appointments. There are currently 42 full time teaching/research faculty with an additional 16 adjunct professors. There are also numerous research and technical staff. Graduate enrollment stands at nearly 100 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in most areas of geoscience.
Many areas of research are emphasized, each involving a major component of field work. These include invertebrate paleontology, Precambrian studies, tectonics, resource geology, northern studies, environmental geoscience, and geochemistry. The Derry/Rust Research Group for Sedimentary Resources and the Geotechnical Science Laboratories
are research units in the Centre.
How To Find Us
From Hwy. 17 (Arnprior, Renfrew, Pembroke, North Bay and points
beyond), follow Hwy. 17 to Ottawa, exit Bronson South, turn right
at Carleton's entrance at Bronson and Sunnyside Avenues.
OC Transpo bus route schedules can be obtained by calling (613) 741-4390.
From Hwy. 7 (Peterborough, Perth, Carleton Place), Hwy. 7 to 17,
through Ottawa, exit Bronson South, turn right at Carleton's
entrance at Bronson and Sunnyside Avenues.
From 401 (Toronto, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville), exit Hwy. 16
(near Prescott), turn right in Ottawa at Prince of Wales Drive and
Hogs Back, over bridge, left onto Colonel By Drive and right at
From 417 (Montreal, Cornwall), 417 to Hwy. 17 through Ottawa, exit
Bronson South, turn right at Carleton's entrance at Bronson and
What We Offer
Tours offered daily, Monday through Friday. Year-round except exam
periods (December, April).
- Interviews with liaison representatives or faculty members by
advance appointment when possible.
- Residence for overnight summer accommodation, call (613) 520-5609.
- It is advisable to report to Room 315, Robertson Hall at least 10
minutes before the scheduled tour.
- This is a walking tour - remember to wear comfortable shoes and
dress warmly during inclement weather.
What You Will See
- Robertson Hall
- Environmental Laboratories and Greenhouses
- Physical Recreation Centre with Olympic-sized pool, fitness centre,
squash courts and tennis courts.
- Residences and Commons building where residence dining rooms offer
full cafeteria dining services.
- C.J. MacKenzie Buildings for Engineering and Industrial Design and
the Minto Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering.
- Architecture Building
- University Centre, popularly called the Unicentre, the social spot
- The Quad, flanked on four sides by the Tory Building (biology and
geology), the Dunton Tower, the MacOdrum Library, and Paterson Hall
(arts and social sciences).
- Southam Hall and Theatres A and B, and the Bookstore.
- Social Sciences Research Building
- Loeb Building for social sciences.
- Life Sciences Research Building
- Herzberg Laboratories for physics, computer science.
- Steacie Building for chemistry.
- St. Patrick's Building housing the Schools of Journalism and
Communication, Studies in Art and Culture, Social Work, Carleton
University Art Gallery.
Information And Arrangements:
Student Liaison and Publication Services
315 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Tel: (613) 520-3663
1-800-267-7366 (Ontario and Quebec)
TDD: (613) 520-4455
Fax: (613) 520-3847
Tours of the Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University can be arranged by either visiting the departmental office in room 304 Tory or by phoning 613-520-4400.