Ricardo Silva, Dalhousie University


Q: Please tell me something interesting about yourself?
I’ve always been fascinated by Geology. So much, that my pets are named after minerals!

Q: Why is geoscience research important?
Geoscience research plays an important role in a wide range of contexts. Geoscientists follow paths of exploration and discovery in search of solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems.

Q: If there was one thing you’d want people to understand about your work, what would it be?
That the planet Earth is in a constant state of change and flow. By nature, it is not stationary!

Q: What are people most surprised about when you discuss your work?
People are most often surprised by the fact that we address issues that are trending nowadays, such as climate and planetary changes, extinctions, and the aftermath of those events.

Q: Why should someone attend your presentation?
Because I’ll be showing some cool photos!