MAGNET has united key laboratories from across Canada and provided trainees with access to a wide range of the latest technologies and principles of analytical geochemistry.

MAGNET trainees completed internships with some of the top analytical, environmental, mining and mineral exploration companies in Canada and abroad.

What is MAGNET?

MAGNET, the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network, was established in 2012 as an NSERC-funded industrial stream Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program devoted to geochemistry. Over its six-year duration, MAGNET connected trainees with leading scientists and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories across Canada to address challenges in analytical, environmental and exploration geochemistry. MAGNET’s cohesive learning environment, combined with industry internships, professional skills training and networking opportunities, offered trainees a significant competitive advantage. The comprehensive and integrated nature of this training program represented a novel and much needed approach to geochemistry education in Canada. Although the program ended in 2018, MAGNET has grown and continues to evolve into a professional network of geochemists across Canada and beyond, and its legacy lives on through sustainability initiatives.

News Archive

Learn about our program’s accomplishments, including trainees’ research projects, internships, and collaborations with industry partners, and our six annual workshops in Vancouver, California, Ottawa, Montana, Kingston, and Hawaii.