Michelle DeWolfe, PhD


Michelle DeWolfe, PhD

Position: Professor
Office: B248 Q
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm
Phone: 403.440.8945
Fax: 403.440.6333
E-mail: mdewolfe@mtroyal.ca

Courses/Main areas of instruction at MRU:
Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology, Mineral Deposits and Field Methods

Main areas of scholarly interest and/or expertise: Volcanology and Mineral Deposits

Current research:
My main research interests include: volcanology, in particular in submarine environments, and the volcanic and magmatic controls on the location and formation of volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits during the evolution of volcanic complexes and associated hydrothermal systems. My current research area is in the Flin Flon and Snow Lake VMS districts, northern Manitoba.

Doctorate of Philosophy, Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Master of Science, Geology
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Bachelor of Science, Geology Honors
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Instructor Profile: I joined Mount Royal University in 2008 after completing my PhD at Laurentian University in Precambrian Geology and Mineral Deposits. My PhD research focused on the hanging wall to the Flin Flon VMS deposits and was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Manitoba Geological Survey and HudBay Minerals.
My MSc research focused on the Kidd Creek volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in Timmins, Ontario and I was employed by Falconbridge Ltd. (now Xstrata Copper) during that time. In 2004 I was employed as an exploration geologist with FNX Mining Inc. in the Sudbury Basin exploring for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits.

Community Service: I enjoy volunteering with the "scientist in a classroom" program, part of the Calgary Science Network, where I get to visit grade 3 classes and help them learn about minerals and rocks.