Matthew Minnett, M.Sc

Position: Laboratory Instructor

Office: B248 H

Phone: 403-440-6170

Fax: 403-440-6333


Instructor Profile:
My educational background is in ore deposit hard rock geology with interests in field mapping, petrography, geochemistry, geochronology, and historical geology. While completing both undergraduate and graduate school, I was a teaching assistant in the geology department and had the opportunity to aid with lab components of first year through fourth year courses. I have been an active team member of greenfield and brownfield, single to multi-rig, mineral exploration projects across numerous deposit types (including VMS, uranium, and orogenic gold) in remote locations within Canada. I also have operations experience in the petroleum industry where I’ve drilled hundreds of horizontal wells in both local and international basins. I am an analytical, problem solving, lifelong learner with a desire to teach others. I believe that practical application of geological concepts in the lab setting is not only important for learning but can also be fun and approachable for students.

B.Sc. (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009
M.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013