Gordon "Oz" Osinski is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Oz's research interests are broad and interdisciplinary. His research focuses on understanding planetary surfaces through the use of terrestrial analogues, in particular impact cratering and periglacial processes. He is also interested in astrobiology –“ the origin of life on Earth and the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the Solar System. This research is ongoing at several Canadian analogue sites including the Haughton impact structure, the McGill Arctic Research Station on Axel Heiberg Island, and here at Pavilion Lake.
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