Science students earn research poster wins

Western Science students Mohammed Asmail and Thasan Kandasamy were named among a select group of North American research poster winners at the 2015 PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium in Toronto.

Asmail won first prize in the Masters Category for his poster, Host rock setting and timing of high-grade gold mineralization in the Neoarchean Central Hearne Domain, Whale Cove, Nunavut, Canada. He is supervised by Earth Sciences professor Norm Duke. Asmail’s project is supported by alumnus John North of Northquest Ltd.

Kandasamy won second prize in the Undergraduate Category for his poster, Integrated Geochemical Fingerprinting of Uranium Deposits for Sustainable Exploration & Development. He is co-supervised by Earth Sciences professor Neil Banerjee and adjunct faculty member Lisa Van Loon. Kandasamy’s project is supported by David Quirt of Areva Resources Canada. He received additional support from E. Bergen, J. Whattam, J. Reid and L. Zuin, all of the Canadian Lightsource, and M. Fayek, University of Manitoba.