Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski, Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Please browse these pages to find out more about his research and teaching interests and his team here at Western.

Dr. Osinski is the NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration at the University of Western Ontario in the Department of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy. He is also Acting Director of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Director of the Canadian Lunar Research Network, and Chair of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada.

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Two talks in two days

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Research | No Comments

Busy couple of days! Presented a talk entitled “Impact-Generated Hydrothermal Systems on Earth and Mars” – based on this paper on the same topic - at the University of Toronto on Thursday, and then a fun evening talk for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s London Chapter on Friday entitled “Meteorite Impacts: Not All That Bad?”

Sudbury research featured in Northern Life

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Research | No Comments

An article about my team’s research at the Sudbury impact structure in partnership with Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. appeared in Northern Life over the holidays. Check out the article here: http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/12/26-asteroid-mineral-deposits-sudbury.aspx

Team Spacerocks at AGU

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Research | No Comments

Greetings from San Francisco where I and 4 students are attending the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union – that begins today. I’m here with PhD students Raymond Francis, Tanya Harrison, and Marianne Mader, and Cassie Stuurman, and undergraduate student. All have oral presentations this week – way to go guys! A special call ...

New partnership with Wallbridge Mining in Sudbury

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Research | No Comments

I’m excited to announce that with funding from Wallbridge Mining Company Limited and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, my group is embarking on a major new research program focusing on the Sudbury impact structure, Ontario, and it’s ore deposits. We’ll be focusing on understanding the origin and emplacement of the enigmatic Offset Dykes and ...

Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis Laboratory officially open!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Research | No Comments

After what seems like an eternity I’m pleased to say that the new electron microprobe facility – the Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis Laboratory (EPMA Lab) – is open for business! Bob Linnen and I c0-manage this lab. This new lab consists of a brand new JEOL JXA-8530F Hyperprobe, the first of its kind in Canada.  ...

Charles Camsel Talk at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Research | No Comments

Join me tonight – if you’re in Yellowknife – as I give the Charles Camsel Talk at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre as part of the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum. My talk is entitled “From Pole to Pole: A Tale of Exploring Other Worlds by Exploring our Own”. 

New Paper: Winds on Mars

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Research | No Comments

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Raymond Francis for his paper on “Observations of wind direction by automated analysis of images from Mars and the MSL rover”, published in Acta Astronautica

Welcome to my new website

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Research | No Comments

Welcome to my new look website. There are still updates to do but hopefully you enjoy the new look, including my twitter feed and photo album.

Research Showcased in International Innovation journal

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Research | No Comments

My research is showcased in the June 2013 issue of International Innovation, published by Research Media Ltd., which focuses on “Exploring the Past, Present and Future of the Earth System”.

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