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Meet our Masters of Environmental Studies Students!

Featuring Completed MES 2011-13

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Floxy Iziegbe Akhuetie

Supervisor: Stephen Brown  

Project Details: Water quality microbial indicators & water 


Completed: May 2013

Educational Background: MES 2013; University of Benin (Microbiology)




Final Thesis: Access restricted



Alexandra Benzie


Supervisor: Warren Mabee

Project Details: Developing inventory for forest bioenergy operations

Educational Background: Queens MES; Honours BSc (Geological Science)

Activity: Education Director of the Earth Centre 2012-13




Research Day 2013 Poster


Riley Cassidy


Advisor: Mick Smith

Project Details: Tourism and place authenticity

Completed: May 2013

Educational Background: MES 2013;  Long Island University, NY BA (English Literature)


Research Day 2013 Poster


Final Project:



Rebecca Goldberg


Advisors: Graham Whitelaw, Heather Jamieson

Project Details: Assessing the sustainability of water governance in Israel using an integrative approach

Educational Background: Queens MES; Honours BSc (Environmental Science)




Harkiran Kaur


Supervisors: Graham Whitelaw, Dongmei Chen

Project Details: Land use change and environmental assessment of the

Cataraqui Region

Educational Background: Queen's University MES 2015; Punjab University, Chandigarh, India BA, MA

(Geography), Niagara College, Canada GIS-GM Postgraduate Certificate

Professional Background: GIS Intern, City of Niagara Falls,ON (2009-10); Editor  Magazine & Newsletter, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, India (2005-07)



  Colin Khan

Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw

Project Details: Applying social innovation and resilience as tools to address policy change within a watersheds management 

Office: Biosciences Complex, Room 3224 x77503

Educational Background:  Queen's University Environmental Studies PhD Candidate; MES; MSc (Biology); Trent University Honours BSc  (Environment and Resource Science)

Publications:  Link  


  Ellen Mary Letts


Supervisor: Gary vanLoon

Project Details: Food security and livelihood strategies throughout Cape Town's urban poor

Educational Background: Queens University MES; University of Toronto Honours BSc. (Environmental Biology)


Research Day 2013 Poster


Food Security and Livelihoods Intern in Nairobi Kenya with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2014)


 Joanne Linnay


Supervisor: Allison Goebel

Project Details: The impact of social enterprises in sustainable

development schemes targeting the bottom of the pyramid population

Educational Background: Queens University MES 2014; Carleton University Honours BA (Political

Science, International Relations)



Research Day 2013 Poster

Helen Power

Advisors: Peter Hodson, Louise Winn

Project Details: Risk of Enbridge Gateway Pipeline oil spill to Eulachon

Completed: May 2013

Educational Background:MES 2013; Trent University Bachelor of Forensic Science




Final Project:


Samantha Tavenor

  Advisor: Brian Cumming

Project Details:Threats, monitoring, assessment, and policy in natural areas in the Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) Corridor

Completed: June 2013

Educational Background:  MES 2013; Waterloo Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Environment and Resource Studies, Co-operative Program, Parks Option, Geography Minor

Activity: MES representative on School Graduate Committee 2011-12, 2012-13




Research Day 2013 Poster


Final Project:

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