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Meet our Masters of Environmental Studies Students!

Featuring Current MES 2011-13

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benzie_new_web.jpg 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


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)


Kaur09141986.JPG Harkiran Kaur


Supervisors: Graham Whitelaw, Dongmei Chen

Project Details: Land use change and environmental assessment of the

Cataraqui Region

Office: Biosciences Complex, Room 3224; x77503


Educational Background: 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.jpg 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  

laing_new_web.JPG Robyn Laing


Supervisor: Ryan Danby

Project Details: Caribou migration patterns

Office: Biosciences Complex, Room 2112B; x78576

Educational Background: Queen's University Honours BSc. (Environmental Biology)

Activity: Graduate Student Representative to the Science Graduate Council 2012-13


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; Carleton University Honours BA (Political

Science, International Relations)



Research Day 2013 Poster

Michelle Mazzocato

Supervisor: Ryan Danby 

Project Details:The effect of insect disturbance on treeline dynamics

Office: Biosciences Complex, Room 3224 x77503

Educational Background:UBC BA Honours Geography Minor Linguistics


Research Day 2013 Poster

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