Michael Young

Senior Instructor; Undergraduate Advisor



Department of Earth Sciences

Email: MDYoung@dal.ca
Phone: +1 902 494 2364
Fax: +1 902 494 6889
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Tectonic processes
  • Mineral deposits


  Life Sciences Centre
  2nd floor, Bio / E S Wing
  Rm. 2055A


Current Research

My primary research is on the Precambrian crustal assembly of northeast Laurentia. Systematic mapping integrated with geochronology, geochemistry and mineral-fabric relationships have contributed to an evolving tectonometamorphic history of a deeply eroded Himalayan-scale orogen. This research is affiliated with Geological Survey of Canada mapping projects in the eastern Canadian Arctic. My other research is on the structure and geochemistry of gold deposits of the Meguma Supergroup in Nova Scotia, and the White Gold District in the Yukon.




  • M.Sc., Queen's University (2003)
    Tectonic evolution of an Archean greenstone belt
  • B.Sc.,Dalhousie University (2000)
    Structural Geology of the Meguma Supergroup