Brock University

Gregory C. Finn, PhD PGeo

Associate Professor, Vice Provost & Associate Vice-President Academic

Precambrian geologist by training, now working in administration, outreach activities and science education.

Biography

Career History

  • 2007–present: Vice Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic
  • 2003 to 2007: Associate Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science
  • 1996–2002: Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
  • 1995–present: Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
  • 1989–1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
  • 1986–1989: Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences

Qualifications

  • P.Geo. – Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario
  • Ph.D. – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • M.Sc. – The University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc. (Honours) – Queen’s University

Teaching

Presentations

  • Finn, G.C., 2005. Lessons learned from visits to Grade 4 classrooms. Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada, Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Finn, G.C., 2003. Rock 'n' Mineral Treasures. Earth and Space Week at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario. October 22, 2003.
  • Finn, G.C., 2003. Minerals in Your Life. Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario Annual Conference STAO ’03, Toronto Ontario.
  • Finn, G.C., 2001.Structure of the Earth: Seismicity and Plate Tectonics. Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario Annual Conference STAO ’01, Toronto Ontario

External Activities

  • Councillor, Geological Association of Canada. May 2005 to present
  • Chair, Science Program Committee, Geological Association of Canada, May 2005 to present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Geological Association of Canada, May 2005 to present
  • Ontario Representative, Canadian Geoscience Standard Board, July 2004 to present
  • Councillor-at-Large, Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Elected to one year term ending June 3 2004
  • Councillor, Transitional Council of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (August 2000 to May 2003) Appointed by Honorable Tim Hudak, Minister of Northern Development and Mines
  • President, Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO), 2000-2001
    • Past-President, STAO (September 2001 to present)
    • Treasurer, STAO, (January 2004 to present)

Conferences, symposia and workshops

  • Technical Program Chair, St. Catharines 2004, GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, May 12-14, 2004

Outreach Activities

Promotion of all aspects of science, in general, and earth science, in particular, through classroom visits, and working with elementary and secondary school teachers, curriculum developers.