Jarda Dostal, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Dr. Dostal is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geology from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario). He has over 40 years of experience in geology, ore deposit studies, and geochemistry. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and is a widely acknowledged expert on rare metal mineralization in granitoids and volcanic rocks. At Saint Mary’s University, he was on the Board of Governors and the executive committee of the Senate and established a regional geochemical center. He was the Canadian project director of the CIDA project in Mongolia, the Canadian project director for the NAFTA project, North American Mobility in Higher Education (Geology), Chair of the Earth Science committee of Science Atlantic, a member of the McMaster University Nuclear Reactor Management Board and Chair of the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of Geological Association of Canada. He has also been Honorary Professor of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Visiting Professor at the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, Adjunct Professor of Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Adjunct Professor of Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA and Visiting Scholar of Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. He also had faculty appointments at Universite Aix-Marseille 3, Universite de Montpellier 2, and Universita di Modena. His research has been recognized by scientific awards including the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Atlantic Geoscience Society (Gesner Medal), the Career Achievement Award of the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada and the Hawley Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada.