"Getting out in the field to uncover the history of the Earth is unlike any lecture, lab, or tutorial in any other department!"
Hometown: Whitby, ON
Program: Geological Engineering
Current year: I just graduated 4th year!
Why I chose Geological Sciences or Geological Engineering:
Out of high school, I thought I wanted to do chemical engineering, but the first-year earth systems engineering course won me over. The hands-on labs and the idea of doing field trips in upper years really intrigued me!
The professor(s) or course which has influenced me the most so far:
The course that has influenced me the most so far was GEOE 410: Geological Engineering Field School. Dr. Jean Hutchinson and Rob Harrap led an excellent trip to Sudbury and Timmins where we visited several mine sites and learned about the mining cycle. This trip allowed me to recognize the impacts that mining has on the environment, which is something that will stick with me forever as we look to find more sustainable mining methods.
Most memorable Queen’s experience so far:
My most memorable Queen’s experience so far was Orientation Week, both as a 1st year and as a leader in 3rd year. Queen’s Engineering gives its first years an amazing introduction to campus life in a jam-packed week and I was lucky enough to experience it twice.
What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I love playing sports, watching sports, and I am an avid fantasy sports general manager. I also love to hangout with my friends and family and when I get the chance, I read James Patterson novels.
After I graduate, I:
I will be starting my Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering with Dr. Kevin Mumford in the Queen’s Civil Engineering Department, focusing on groundwater contamination and remediation.