The most IMPORTANT LEARNING takes place in the field

The St.FX Earth Sciences Department has a natural laboratory just steps away, where over 620 million years of geological history are exposed for study, and where you can access ecosystems from soaring hardwood forest, to tundra, to coastal estuary.

  • St.FX recently ranked #1 in Canada in teaching students to think critically, helping students gain experience for employment, and #1 where professors know you by name.
  • You’ll find hands-on research opportunities that rival (and often surpass) those found in larger schools.
  • Almost all of our Earth Science majors successfully move into graduate studies and/or Earth Science-related or teaching careers.

Earth Sciences CLUBS & SOCIETIES

There are many ways to get involved at StFX. In fact, the university fosters involvement from students as a recognition that learning and personal growth happens both in and outside of the classroom.

The Faribault Geological Club was formed in November 1949, and named in honor of E. Faribault, whose geological research persevered throughout many decades of meritorious service in Nova Scotia. Dr. Eugène R. Faribault, who is now ninety-three years old, 1860–1953, was elected in 1913 to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada. an officer of the Geological Survey of Canada.

The primary objectives of the Club are to foster interest in Geology among the student body, sponsor educational activities of a geological nature, and to promote methods for assisting advanced students of Geology to obtain employment. The club was very successful in fulfilling these objective during the past year.

The StFX Environmental Science Society was founded to nurture those students with an active interest in the environment and environmental science, as well as provide them with a forum for learning through educational field trips, guest speakers, meetings and other creative events that allow them to express and develop these interests.

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Department of EARTH SCIENCES.

Phone: (902) 867-5109
Fax: (902) 867-2414
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5009 Chapel Square
Physical Sciences Centre, Room 2052
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada, B2G 2W5