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2016

Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Understanding the Impacts of Small Corporate Community Investment in the Retail Industry
Brock supervisor: Dr. Danuta de Grosbois
Co-op: Public Affairs Coordinator, ArcelorMittal DoFasco
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA, Tourism and Environment, Brock University

Brodie Hague

Brodie Hague

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: The use of remote sensing to map and monitor coastal dune vegetation change at Southampton, Ontario
Brock supervisor: Dr. Marilyne Jollineau
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Geography, Brock University;  BEd, Brock University

Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: The Use of Participatory GIS in Enhancing Community Engagement in the Planning of Wind Energy Developments
Brock supervisor: Dr. Marilyne Jollineau
Co-op: Sustainability Position, Niagara Region
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Geography, Brock University; Post-Graduate Diploma in GIS-GM (Geographic Information Systems – Geospatial Management), Niagara College

Christine Janzen

Christine Janzen

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Sustainability education in Ontario high schools: perspectives from science and geography teachers
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Co-op: Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences, Western University/Brock University; BEd, Western University

Katrina Krievins

Katrina Krevins

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Pushing the Boundaries of Freshwater Ecosystem Restoration: Evaluating a Conservation Initiative in Terms of Social-Ecological Resilience
Brock supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: Ecosystem Restoration Graduate Certificate, Niagara College; BA (Honours) Tourism and Environment, Brock University

Samantha Morris

Samantha Morris

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Ice Ice Maybe? Visual Representations of Climate Change in Canada
Brock supervisor: Dr. Gary Pickering
Co-op: Communications Assistant, Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Tourism and Environment, Brock University

Samantha Stea

Samantha Stea

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Optimal Message Framing to Elicit Intent to Reduce Red Meat Consumption in Canada
Brock supervisor: Dr. Gary Pickering
Co-op: Government of the Northwest Territories
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA, Tourism and Environment, Brock University

2017

Brittany Friesman

Brittany Friesman

Scheme A: Co-op and MRP

Research: Food Security from a Policy Perspective in Canada, Ontario and Niagara Region: A Case for Food Sovereignty and Food Sustainability
Supervisor: Dr. Wendee Kubik
Co-op: Assistant Policy Analyst, Ministry of Transportation’s Environmental Policy Office

Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours), Sociology with a concentration in Critical Animal Studies, Brock University

Kelly Gibson

Kelly Gibson

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Mitigating Phosphorus Runoff from Agriculture: A Stakeholder Perspective
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Co-op: Employment Inventory Data Specialist, Niagara Region, Planning and Development
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Political Science, Brock University

Natalie Gillis

Natalie Gillis

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Talking the talk: How Social Media can be used to Foster Stakeholder Engagement
Brock supervisor: Dr. Danuta de Grosbois
Co-op: Jr. Communications Officer, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Previous degree(s) and Institutions: BA (Honours) Environmental Studies, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB)

Amanda Palumbo

Amanda Palumbo

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Food Sustainability and Security in a Luxury Touristic Eco-Resort in Nicaragua
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Co-op: Sustainability Intern, Aqua Wellness Resort, Emerald Coast, Nicaragua
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA (Honours) in French and Spanish, Queen’s University; BEd in Geography and Languages, Queen’s University

Katie Perrin

Katie Perrin

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Finding the Moral Light: A Comparative Analysis of Structural Factors Shaping GHG Emissions Across Six Nations
Supervisor: Dr. Diane Dupont
Co-op: Regulations Policy Coordinator, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Previous degrees(s) and institution attended: BA, Environmental Studies and Economics, Laurentian University

Kelsey Scarfone

Kelsey Scarfone

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op

Research: Corporate Water Stewardship in Water Scarce Weak Governance Zones: A Conceptual Framework and Case Study
Brock supervisor: Dr. Danuta de Grosbois
Co-op: Program Coordinator, Water First

Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA, Environmental Studies, Laurentian University

Rebecca White

Rebecca White

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Environmental Reporting in Accommodation: An Analysis of 10 Reports of Large Hotel Groups
Brock supervisor: Dr. Danuta de Grosbois
Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BA, Tourism and Environment, Brock University

2018

Meghan Birbeck

Meghan Birbeck

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: An exploration of factors that influence flood hazard risk perceptions of urban residents: a case study of Toronto and Calgary
Brock supervisor: Dr. Danuta de Grosbois
Co-op: Jr. Communications Officer, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Previous degree(s) and Institutions: BA (Honours) Environmental Studies, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB)

Lydia Collas

Lydia Collas

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Decision Making in Agriculture: Why do Farmers Decide to Adopt a New Practice?
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Hometown: Guernsey, UK

Nicholas Fischer

Nicholas Fischer

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Assessing the Impacts of the Ontario Greenbelt Plan on the Agricultural Community and Support Network within the Niagara Region
Brock supervisor: Dr. Tim Heinmiller
Co-op: Assistant Policy Analyst, Ministry of Transportation
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) International Development Studies and Political Studies, Trent University
Hometown: Walkerton, ON

Caitlyn Garner

Caitlin Garner

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: The Impacts of Recent Wildfires on Stream Water Quality and Macro-invertebrate Assemblages in Southern Northwest Territories, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Pisaric
Previous degree and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Earth Sciences, Brock University
Hometown: Fonthill, ON

Ashton Govan

Ashton Govan

Scheme A: MRP & Co-op
Research: Methods of increasing ridership on public transport while reducing carbon dioxide emissions
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Fullerton
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Sociology, Brock University
Hometown: Aurora, ON

Gala Muñoz-Carrier

Gala Muñoz-Carrier

Scheme A: MRP & Co-op
Research: Efficacy, Trust and Emotional Impact of Climate Change Messaging
Supervisor: Dr. Gary Pickering
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA, English & Environmental Studies, University of Northern British Columbia
Hometown: Prince George, BC

Tyler Prince

Tyler Prince

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Postglacial Reconstruction of Fire History From a Small Lake in Southwest Yukon Using Sedimentary Charcoal and Pollen
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Pisaric
Previous degree and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Physical Geography, Brock University
Hometown: Burlington, ON

2019

Tasnuva Afreen

Tasnuva Afreen

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: Branding and Promoting Public Transit to Increase Ridership
Brock supervisor: Dr. Christopher Fullerton
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Child Health, Brock University
Hometown: Fort Erie, ON

Leaya Amey

Leaya Amey

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Website Communications for Campus Sustainability: An Analysis of Canadian Universities’ Sustainability Websites and Sustainability Plans
Previous degree and institution attended: Communication Studies (BA Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, ON
Hometown: Kingston, ON

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown

Scheme B: Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Research: “An Analysis of Invasive Species Management in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada: Establishment of a Database to Improve Knowledge Sharing”
Previous degree and institution attended: Animal Behaviour (BSc.), Western University, ON
Hometown: Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

Alison Feist

Alison Feist

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: “Dissecting Collaboration in Environmental Management and Governance: Examining Qualities, Outcomes, and Relationships”
Brock supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Geography, University of Guelph
Hometown: Stoney Creek, ON

Ben House

Benjamin House

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Fullerton
Research: The Influence of Watershed Management on Rural Tourism and Recreation Planning: A Case Study of the Grand River Watershed
Previous degree and institution attended: Environment and Resource Studies (B.Env.Sc. Hons.), University of Waterloo, ON
Hometown: Waterloo, ON

Sylvia Hussein

Sylvia Hussein

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Diane Dupont & Dr. Francine McCarthy
Research: Factors Impacting the Success of Remedial Action Plans in Lake Erie: Application to Remediating Water Quality in Ghana
Previous degree and institution attended: Economics and Information studies, University of Ghana
Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Emilie Jobin Poirier

Emilie Jobin Poirier

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Understanding Canadian winegrowers’ perceptions of climate change and their implications for adaptation behaviours
Supervisors: Dr. Gary Pickering and Dr. Ryan Plummer
Previous degree and institution attended: Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology, Brock University, ON; Nutrition (BSc.), Laval University, QC
Hometown: Québec City, QC

Yuka Kataoka

Yuka Kataoka

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Baird
Research: Detecting Water Resilience in the Niagara River Remedial Action Plan: How and To What Extent is Resilience Thinking Evident Over Time?
Previous degree and institution attended: Organic chemistry major, Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan
Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Zach MacMillan

Zach MacMillan

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Fullerton
Research: Are official plans becoming more “sustainable”? Analyzing the evolution of planning policies in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls
Previous degree and institution attended:Environmental History and Human Geography (BA Hons.), McMaster University, ON
Hometown: St. Catharines, ON

Angela Mallette

Angela Mallette

Scheme B: Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Understanding perceptions of the state of the environment in relation to ecological measures: Intergroup differences and the influences of an interpretive program
Previous degree and institution attended: Biology (BSc.), Bishop’s University, QC; Secondary Education (BEd.), Bishop’s University, QC
Hometown: Newmarket, ON

Salima Medouar

Salima Medouar

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Research: Ecosystem governance and planning at the urban rural fringe: A Case study on the Town of Lincoln
Co-op: Research Associate, Fisherwick Collaborations Inc.
Previous degree and institution attended: Anthropology and Sociology, Concordia University, QC.
Hometown: Montreal, QC

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: “Defining Vulnerability of the Mussel Fishery in PEI in the Face of Climate Change”
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Co-op: Research Assistant, Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Charlottetown, PEI
Previous degree and institutions attended: BA Environmental Studies and Science and Technology Studies, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
Hometown: Clinton, PEI