The Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR) includes a team of specialists who are dedicated to excellence and innovation in geochemistry. We provide analytical services that support research in biogeochemical cycles and climate, environmental monitoring, geochemical tracers, metals in the Earth, and timescales and rates.


Dominique Weis Director; Professor (EOAS) and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle

Hal Bradbury Assistant Professor (EOAS); Marine biogeochemistry, stable isotopes

Shaun Barker Associate Professor (EOAS); Director of Mineral Deposits Research Unit
Kendra Chritz Assistant Professor (EOAS); Director of Fossil Collections, Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Jean-Thomas Cornélis Assistant Professor (Faculty of Land and Food Systems); Principal Investigator, SoilRes3 Lab (Soils and Biogeochemistry)
James Scoates Professor (EOAS); Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry, Magmatic Ore Deposits, Geochronology


Corey Wall, PhD PCIGR Facility Manager and U-Pb geochronology specialist; oversight of PCIGR infrastructure, operation and maintenance of U-Pb lab
Marghaleray (Marg) Amini, PhD ICP-MS Manager; laser ablation, isotope geochemistry, method development
Alice Chang, PhD Project Manager; major projects, grant proposals, procurement, marketing and outreach, expertise in C and N isotope research
Anita Lam, CPA Finance Manager; budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, reconciliation

Research Assistants

Kathy Gordon, MSc Operation and maintenance of IRMS and multicollector ICP-MS for stable isotope analyses; sample preparation
Vivian Lai, MSc Operation and maintenance of quadrupole and high-resolution ICP-MS for trace element analyses; sample preparation, laboratory QA/QC 

Research Technicians

Dave Daquioag, BSc Clean-room chemical preparation of samples for TIMS radiogenic isotope analyses
Hai Lin, BSc Sample preparation (rock crushing, heavy-mineral separation) for U-Pb geochronology analyses
Taylor Ockerman, Dpl Clean-room chemical preparation of zircon samples for TIMS geochronology analyses

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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