Victoria Tweedie

MSc graduate
McGill University

In 2015 completed my B.Sc. (Honours) at McMaster University in Integrated Science and Earth and Environmental Science with a minor in GIS. I had spent the last two years of my BSc working on stable carbon and oxygen isotopes of waters and various carbonates. I was eager to apply my geochemical background to an active system when I began my M.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. John Stix at McGill University studying the origin of fluids driving fault movement along creeping and locked segments of the San Andreas Fault. It was through this project that my interest in fluid composition and migration grew. During my two year M.Sc. I participated in MAGNET-hosted workshops in Ottawa, Yellowstone, Kingston, and Hawaii where I gained invaluable hands-on experience performing geochemical examinations of various low and high temperature environments in addition to having opportunities to grow professionally.

During my M.Sc. I participated in two internships. First I joined a consulting firm as a Geochemist performing geochemical characterization (ARD/ML), modelling for prediction and mitigation, and permitting work for future, active, and historic mines. I learned a lot about mining from this experience, which drove me to pursue another internship in partnership with McGill and a Canadian mining company where I learned core logging and field mapping techniques for a VHMS deposit.

Driven by my curiosity I have been working in mineral exploration since completing my M.Sc. in an effort to make sense of complex and diverse ore systems from geological, geochemical, geophysical, and petrophysical perspectives. I am very grateful to MAGNET for providing me with opportunities over the past two years to diversify as a geochemist!