Derek Turner

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Academic Introduction

MSc, PhD (Simon Fraser University)
BSc (University of Victoria)

Douglas College Faculty member since August 2016.

I have been a Quaternary geologist exploring the timing and causes of Pleistocene glaciations in the Canadian Cordillera, their connection to long-term climate change and their lasting impact on the people, ecology, and landscape of northwestern North America. I also have 10 years of consulting experience working on projects involving infrastructure and resource development, natural hazards and terrain, and surficial geology mapping for a variety of applications. As an educator, I am enthusiastic advocate of student-led, experiential geoscience education and the use of open educational resources to make Earth and Environmental Science courses more accessible for my students.

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