Conversation with Carolyn Eyles

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Carolyn Eyles is the director of the Integrated Science Program and a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University.  She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, a postgraduate certificate of Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie in the fields of glacial sedimentology and environmental geology, and she has worked extensively in Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Norway, Great Britain and Canada.  She has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books and has co-authored two first year geoscience textbooks. 

Eyles is a practicing Professional Geoscientist of Ontario (P.Geo), and is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and the American Geological Institute.  Dr. Eyles is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and has won numerous teaching awards including an OCUFA Teaching Award, an Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Award, and the McMaster President's Award for Excellence in Instruction. Her current teaching duties include Earth Science components of interdisciplinary courses in the Integrated Science program, a first year course "Earth & the Environment", and senior/graduate level courses in glacial sedimentology.  She chaired the committee that designed and developed the interdisciplinary Honours B.Sc. Integrated Science Program and now serves as the program director.