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Queen's University

Allison Roberts


Educational Background:Allison got her honours undergraduate degree in 2005 from Trent University in Environmental Studies with a minor in Business Administration. In the two years between her undergraduate degree and the beginning of her Masters degree at Queen's University, Allison volunteered with several environmental non-governmental organizations and worked at two not for profit organizations as a researcher, conducted waste audits with a small environmental consulting firm and worked for Bullfrog Power.  Allison successfully completed her MES in 2009.

Project Title: Role of Community Groups and Non-Governmental Organizations in Brownfield Re-development.

Research Topic/Project description: My research is focused on determining the role community groups and non-governmental organizations play in the implementation of environmental mitigation programs, specifically brownfield re-development; and what factors lead to the formation of community groups such as the Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum and the Environmental Bureau of Investigation.

Supervisors/advisors: Dr. Graham Whitelaw, Dr. Pamela Welbourn

School of Environmental Studies - Sustainability Committee
Queen's Amnesty International
Kingston Plastic Bag Ban Initiative

Employment - 

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2012Present  (4 months) Toronto, Canada Area

Supporting the expansion of Swim Guide across Canada and the United States:
• Research and compile data on monitored beaches in Canada and the United States
• Update daily water quality information for US and Canadian beaches
• Draft work plans and review the work of interns and volunteers
• Compile communication information for Waterkeepers participating in Swim Guide
• Assist with research and drafting of funding reports

Renewables & Environment industry

November 2009June 2012  (2 years 8 months) Toronto, Canada Area

• Research environmental assessments on the Oak Ridges Moraine to check compliance with the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.
• Coordinate and deliver educational and policy monitoring workshops to stakeholders across the Oak Ridges Moraine.
• Develop community resources including an innovative community-based policy monitoring protocol.
• Update MTM web pages and maintain social media sites.
• Edit EcoSpark monthly newsletters, web content, and reports.

This position is associated with:

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2009September 2009  (4 months) Toronto, Canada Area

Conducted legal research on swimming, drinking, and fishing on Canadian lakes and rivers.



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