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Student Profiles of Our Current Students

Who are our graduate students?


Current ​PhD Candidates

Julie AdamsJulie Adams
Degrees: Queen's MSc (Biology) 2013; BScH (Biology) Queen's 2010 
Project: Assessing the impact of oil incorporation into fish spawning shoals in river systems
Supervisors: Stephen Brown, Peter Hodson


William Collins HeadshotWilliam Thomas Collins Jr.
Degree: City U of Hong Kong J.D. 2016; University of Vienna LL.M. 2014; Johns Hopkins - Carey MBA 2002
Project: TBD
Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw, Leela Viswanathan
Peter GrahamPeter Graham
Degrees: Concordia - MA (Educational Studies) 2014, (Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2010; Graduate Diploma (Community Economic Development) 2005; Undergraduate Certificate (Adult Education) 2009
Project:  Relationship between materiality, meaning, and (un)sustainability
Supervisor: Mick Smith


Colin Kahn HeadshotColin Khan
Degrees: Queen's MES 2014, MSc (Biology) 2007: Trent BSc (Environmental Sciences) 1997
Project:  Enhancing Resilience in Complex Social-Ecological Systems
Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw


Cassandra KuyvenhovenCassandra Kuyvenhoven
Degrees: Queen's MA (Sociology) 2012; McGill BA (Sociology & Women's Studies) 2010
Project: Waste Transportation
Supervisor: Myra Hird


Scott LougheedScott Lougheed
Degrees: Queen's MA (Sociology) 2013; University of Victoria BA (Sociology) 2010
Project: The relationship between social ordering and waste generation as articulated in the management of food safety 
Supervisor: Myra Hird


Haley SandersonHaley Sanderson
Degrees: Guelph BScH (Microbiology); promoted from Queen's MES 2015
Project: Antibiotic resistance genes in the environment
Supervisors: Steven Liss and Stephen Brown
PlaceholderJames Wilkes
Project: Conceptions of "Natural Law" and Indigenous core values in environmental decision-making
Supervisor: Robert Lovelace and Graham Whitelaw

Current MES Candidates

Photograph of Marie BenczeMarie Allison Bencze
Degree: BAH Linguistics, Special Field Concentration in Spanish, International Certificate, Queen's University (2008)
Project: Farm-Based Education Towards Food Sovereignty: a Single Case Study
Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw and Rena Upitis
Elizabeth CooperElizabeth Cooper
Degree: Ryerson University, BFA (Photography) 2007
Project: Examination of the way people interpret images & media that pertain to environmental movements such as wildlife conservation & climate change
Advisor: Mick Smith
Juliette DealJuliette Deal
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design), Ringling College of Art and Design
Project: Waste Mitigation and Diversion in the Caribbean
Supervisor: Myra Hird
Photo of Renee D'SouzaRenee D'Souza
Degree: B.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation, University of Guelph
Project: Conservation Canines in Canada: Roles, Welfare and Environmental Impacts
Supervisor: Alice Hovorka
Amila GuidoneAmila Guidone
Degree: BsocSC (Honours) International Development & Globalization (Co-op), Minor Business Administration, University of Ottawa
Project: Water governance in water scarce mining regions of Limpopo province, South Africa
Supervisor: Allison Goebel

Jean Jamieson-HanesJean Jamieson-Hanes

Degrees: St. Lawrence College, Ontario College Certificate (Veterinary Assistant) 2014; Ontario College of Art & Design, BFA (Painting & Drawing) 2011
Project: Exploration of animal and human relationships and how humans view their place in the world
Supervisor: Alice Hovorka
PlaceholderJoshua Jones
Degree: BSc (Honours) Biology & Psychology Specialization
Project: Landscape connectivity and wildlife road mortality analysis for three major highways in Eastern Ontario. 
Supervisor: Ryan Danby
Jingyi (Christina) LiuJingyi Liu
Degree: University of Waterloo, BES (Honours Geomatics, Computer Science Minor) 2015; China University of Geoscience (GIS) 2013
Project: Application of environmental remote sensing & spatial analysis to assess the West Nile virus and Lyme diseases
Supervisors: Dongmei Chen, Graham Whitelaw
Jessica MetuzalsJessica Metuzals
Degree: Queen's, BSc (Honours) Environmental Science 2015
Project: Waste Flow Research
Supervisor: Myra Hird
Adrian PangAdrian Ching Hei Pang
Degree: University of Waterloo, Honours Bs.c in biomedical sciences.
Project: Developing site-specific hydrocarbon toxicity guidelines
Supervisor: Allison Rutter and Barb Zeeb
 Fawn Pettifer
Degrees: Nipissing University, BEd 2009; Laurentian University, Honours BSc (Physical & Health Education) 2004
Project: Permaculture
Supervisors: Graham Whitelaw, Leela Viswanathan
Photo of Eli ScheinmanEli Scheinman
Degree: B.A History (Honours), University of British Columbia 
Project: Biocultural diversity, seeds and knowledge among small-holder rice farmers in South India. Supervisor: Marcus Taylor
Photo of Mike StefanukMichael Stefanuk
Degree: B.Sc. (Honours) Environmental Science, Trent University
Project: Influence of climate on temperate forest phenology and productivity in Eastern North America
Supervisor: Ryan Danby

Paisley ThomsonPaisley Thomson

Degree: Queen's BEd (Education) 2015; BSc (Honours) Geography 2014
Project: The impact of human activity on the environment
Supervisor: Valerie Langlois

Picture of Erica TropeaErica Rose Tropea

Degree: B.Sc. (Honours) Biology, Lakehead University (2015)
Project: Investigating the prevalence and impact of naturalized Escherichia coli in private drinking water wells in South Eastern Ontario: Implications for drinking water regulation and public health risk
Supervisor: Anna Majury and Stephen Brown

Diana Van VlymenDiana Van Vlymen

Degree: Queen's University, BScH (Environmental Science) 2014
Project: Communicating the Human and Environmental Health Effects of Mining Waste Risk
Supervisors: Myra Hird and Heather Jamieson

Kassandra YunKassandra Yun

Degree: Queen's BEd (Education) 2014, BSc (Honours) Geography 2014
Project: Impact of human activity on the environment
Supervisors: Allison Rutter and Barb Zeeb

Allen XieZili (Allen) Xie

Degree: (Honours) Biology, McMaster University (2016)
Project: Environmental/ Ecological Sustainability of the K & P Trail and the Cataraqui Trail
Supervisor: Graham Whitelaw