Elspeth Barnes


work experience

Following up on the method development aspect of my PhD I undertook post-doc research at the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research at UBC of the Li isotopic signatures of Hawaiian magmatic rocks. I stayed at UBC for a couple more years as the curator of the Pacific Museum of the Earth housed in the Earth and Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Dept. I have worked as a geologist for Teck Resources for several seasons on some of their North American Pb-Zn projects (Kootenays, Red Dog, Cirque) and as a report editor for Geoscience BC. Since 2016 I have been a geology instructor at BCIT and have taught: MINE 1107 Student Success, MINE 2107 Exploration and Mine Safety, MINE 3106 Mineral Deposits, MINE 4107 Exploration Geology and MINE 8000 Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Indigenous Awareness.


2010 - PhD Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia (Research into a Li-rich pegmatite swarm, NWT). Supervisor, Prof. Lee Groat. 2002 - MSc Geological Sciences, University of Alberta (Study of a sediment-hosted Au deposit, BC). Supervisor, Prof. Jeremy Richards