Keynote Speaker

Chris Yakymchuk

My research interests lie broadly in understanding the tectonic histories of mountain belts and the behaviour of accessory minerals during metamorphism. I use a multidisciplinary approach that applies fieldwork, metamorphic and igneous petrology, structural geology, geochemistry, and geochronology to understand orogenesis and the evolution of the continental crust. I am also interested in fluid–rock interactions in the deep crust and applying the principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology to understand the petrogenesis of mineral deposits. I enjoy lively scientific discussions and being proven wrong (it happens often).

Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada

C. Yakymchuk

N. Daczko

S. Jiao

O. Vanderhaeghe

B. Kunz

A. Smye