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2019/2020 Seminar Series

The goals of the Queen's School of Environmental Studies (SES) seminar series are to: (a) encourage conversations regarding sustainability and environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective and (b) to encourage collaborations and foster a sense of community among SES faculty, students, and staff. All are welcome to attend.

Seminars take place on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Biosciences 1120 (unless otherwise indicated below). If you wish to host a speaker or give a seminar this coming term, please contact Dr. Diane Orihel (

Instructions for hosting or delivering a seminar - click here

2019/2020 Seminar Listing 

Date  Speaker  Affiliation    Title 
Thursday September 12, 2019 SES Faculty (Ryan Danby, Anna Harrison, Heather Jamieson, Diane Orihel, Kyla Tienhaara, Graham Whitelaw, Louise Winn) School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Queen's School of Environmental Studies

Thursday, September 19, 2019
*note room change*
BioSciences 1102

Dr. Dianne Saxe McMurtry Fellow, Osgoode Law School and Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

The climate crisis and carbon pricing

Seminar slides

Thursday September 26, 2019 Morgan Lehtinen PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University

H2Only: Smart Filters for Efficient Oil/Water Separation

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Paul Hynds (co-hosted with BWRC)


Random forests and kidney failure: A statistical journey

Thursday,    October 10, 2019 Heather Jamieson Faculty, School of Environmental Studies

The Complicated Environmental Legacy of Arsenic near Yellowknife, NWT

Heather Jamieson Seminar Poster

Thursday,    October 17, 2019

Barrington Walker (2:30-3:00); Mark Gerretsen (3:00-3:30); Candice Christmas (3:30-4:00)

NDP, Liberal, and Green Party Candidates, Kingston A conversation on sustainability
Thursday,    October 24, 2019   FALL TERM BREAK  
Thursday,    October 31, 2019 Julie Adams PhD Candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Potential for trapping of oil in riverbed sediments and bioavailability to fish

Julie Adams Seminar Poster

Thursday, November 7, 2019 Prof. Robert Lovelace Continuing Adjunct, Department of Global Development Studies, Queen's University

Facing facts about environmental reform using Indigenous Theory

Bob Lovelace Seminar Poster

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Dr. Laura Beechcraft Post-doctoral researcher, Dept of Biology, University of Waterloo

Periphyton in shallow water systems: Impacts of herbicide exposure

Laura Beechcraft Seminar Poster

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sarah Flisikowski / Corinna Dally-Starna

MES Student, SES, Queen's University / PhD Student, SES, Queen's University

A Case Study of Polar Bear Co-Management in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Flisikowski), Expanding the Engineer's Tool Box: Achieving First Nations Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience with a Next-Generation Design Decision Support Tool (Dally-Starna)

Sarah Flisikowski Seminar Poster

Corinna Dally-Starna Seminar Poster

Thursday, November 28, 2019 Colin Khan
PhD Candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

The Wellington-X Success Story: How I Helped a Grassroots Organization Influence Municipal Planning

Col's Seminar Poster

Thursday,    January 9, 2020

Leslie MacPherson and Suzanne Lambert

Acting Superintendent, Thousand Islands National Park
Management Planning Coordinator, Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit, Parks Canada

An Overview of Park Management Planning at Thousand Islands National Park of Canada
MacPherson/Lambert Seminar Poster
Thursday,    January 16, 2020


Thursday,    January 23, 2020 Dr. Brigitte Evering PhD, Indigenous Studies, Trent University

Relationships Between Knowledges: From 'The Great Divide' to 'Constellating'

Dr, Brigitte Evering's Seminar Poster

Thursday,    January 30, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Gow

Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow,                 University of Guelph

Tracking birds and their predators throughout the annual cycle to understand population declines

Dr. Gow's Seminar Poster

Thursday,    February 6, 2020

Matt Williamson

Boise State University

Mapping conservation opportunity using spatially explicit models of social-ecological systems

Dr, Williamson's Seminar poster

Thursday,    February 13, 2020 Wenxi Feng Queen's University, Lougheed Lab

Using environmental DNA to map winter hibernacula in temperate freshwater turtles

Wenxi Feng's Seminar poster

Thursday,    February 20, 2020   READING WEEK  
Thursday,    February 27, 2020

Carolyn DeLoyde

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University

Quantifying ecosystem services to enhance the use of Natural Heritage System planning in Ontario

Carolyn DeLoyde's seminar poster

Thursday,       March 5, 2020

Katrina Furlanetto

General Manager, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Supporting Healthy & Resilient Communities

Katrina Furlanetto's seminar poster

Thursday,       March 12, 2020




Thursday,       March 19, 2020 Junjie Jin
MES Student, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University  
Detecting the invisible: early monitoring of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms with qPCR (Jin)
Thursday,       March 26, 2020

Nada Sadeq, Jennie Moe

MES Students, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Rapid water screening to detect antibiotic resistant bacteria using TECTA-PBS (Sadeq); "Measuring the biodegradation of naphtha in athabasca oil sands tailings ponds using fluorescence spectroscopy" (Moe)

Thursday,          April 2, 2020

Kim Girling, E4D


Evidence in Action: How do Canadian MPs gather and use information?