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A team of researchers exploring black geological formations in Iceland.

The Institute for Earth & Space Exploration (Western Space) is an interdisciplinary research and training organization actively supported by more than 50 Western researchers from five faculties; Science, Engineering, Social Science, Law, and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Our graduate program is comprised of over 40 students, the largest number of MSc and PhD candidates in Planetary Science in Canada, as well as a strong group of Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates.

As of 2015 Western Space will also host more than 20 undergraduate students, pursuing a Minor in Planetary Science and Exploration. Our community also extends to associate and adjunct faculty from other academic institutions, industry and government, bridging sectors and geography and reinforcing Western Space’s position as the hub of planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada.