Current Students

Our SSAS students join our program with undergraduate degrees from a variety of disciplines, these differences drive passionate debates and learning within the classroom and the field.

Emma Baker

Emma Baker

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Baird
Research: Water resilience, in respect to public perception, framing analysis and water policy
Previous degree and institution attended: BA (Honours) Environmental Governance and Geography, University of Guelph, ON
Hometown: Waterdown, ON

Jocelyn Baker

Jocelyn Baker

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op

Research: Management in Canadian Ramsar sites, sustainability through adaptive governance
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur

Previous degree and institutions attended: BA, Geography and Fine Art, University of Guelph
Terrain and Water Resources, Sir Standford Fleming College
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Hometown: Niagara

Nic Bruno

Nic Bruno

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Blythe
Research: Sustainable municipal policy, green transportation, climate adaptation and climate resiliency of built and natural environments
Previous degree and institution attended: Political Science (Hons. BA), University of Toronto – Mississauga
Hometown: Oakville, ON

Meredith DeCock

Scheme: Thesis
Research: Climate change adaptation and resilience in the Town of Lincoln, ON
Brock Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Previous degree and institutions attended: Environmental Science (Bio), University of Calgary, AB
Hometown: Pincher Creek, AB

Abbey Faris

Abbey Faris

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Blythe
Research: Impact of the built environment on human health
Previous degree and institution attended: Public Health (Bachelor), Brock University
Hometown: Orangeville, ON

Pulkit Garg

Pulkit Garg

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Research: Examining the opportunities for adaptation to climate change in the agricultural system in Lincoln, Ontario
Previous degree and institution attended: Food Technology and Management (B. Tech), NIFTEM
Hometown: Allahabad, India

Sam Gauthier

Sam Gauthier

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Research: Analysis of poultry species in agroecosystems as a method of biological control against pests and weeds
Previous degree and institution attended: Biology (BSc.), Nipissing University, Forest Resource Management and Conservation (Cert.), Nipissing University
Hometown: North Bay, ON

Dana Harris

Dana Harris

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Using dendrochronology to explore the factors that affect the growth and cellular development of Pinus banksiana in Yellowknife, NWT, to assess how this species will respond to climatic variables now and in the future
Brock supervisor: Dr. Michael Pisaric
Previous degree and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Biology, Brock University
Hometown: Yellowknife, NWT

Erica Harper

Erica Harper

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Todd Green
Research: Corporate social responsibility and consumer behaviour
Previous degree and institution attended: Marketing (BBA), St. Francis Xavier University
Hometown: Toronto, ON

Michaela Jennings

Michaela Jennings

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Xavier Fazio
Research: Environmental education and community development
Previous degree and institution attended: International Development Studies (BAH), Trent University
Hometown: Stouffville, ON

Brooke Kapeller

Brooke Kapeller

Scheme B: Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Environmental stewardship, ecosystem restoration, parks/protected areas, geospatial technology
Previous degree and institution attended: Geography (BSc.), University of Lethbridge, AB
Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB

Nolan Kelly

Nolan Kelly

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Blythe
Research: The impact of sports on the environment and how sports can make the transition to become environmentally sustainable
Previous degree and institution attended: Sport Management (Hons. Bach), Brock University
Hometown: Tweed, ON

Bani Maini

Bani Maini

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Blythe and Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Climate change and its effect on communities
Previous degree and institution attended: Chemistry (BSc.), St. Xavier’s College, Liberal Studies and Leadership (Post Graduate Diploma), Ashoka University
Hometown: Rajasthan, India

Shelby McFadden

Shelby McFadden

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: The role values play in advancing environmental stewardship
Previous degree and institution attended: Bachelor of Arts and Science, Trent University
Hometown: Mount Brydges, ON

Bridget McGlynn

Bridget McGlynn

Scheme B: Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Water policy and resource management
Previous degree and institution attended: Integrated Science (Hons. BSc.), McMaster University
Hometown: Toronto, ON

Seyi Obasi

Seyi Obasi

Scheme B: Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Baird
Research: Resilience, Environmental Stewardship, Social Network Analysis
Previous degree and institution attended: Biological Sciences (Hons. BSc), University of Lagos
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Doren Otung

Doren Otung

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Baird

Quratulain Shahzad

Quratulain Shahzad

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Marcel Oestreich
Research: The dynamics between the current economic system and sustainability goals
Previous degree and institution attended: Environmental Science (BSc.), American University of Sharjah, UAE
Hometown: Dubai, UAE

April Sorenson

April Sorenson

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Marilyne Jollineau and Dr. Julia Baird
Research: Green building and low impact development
Previous degree and institution attended: Landscape Architecture  (BSc.), Colorado State University
Hometown: Reno, Nevada

Connor Thompson

Connor Thompson

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op

Brock supervisor: Dr. Todd Green
Research: The attitude/behaviour gap in low-impact housing development.

Previous degree and institution attended: Political Science (BA Hons.), Western University, ON
Hometown: Niagara Falls, ON

Samantha Witkowski

Samantha Witkowski

Scheme B: Thesis

Brock supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Understanding multi-stakeholder collaborative processes in order to facilitate environmental stewardship, social learning, and effective communication of collaborative outcomes.

Previous degree and institution attended: BA (Honours) Environmental Studies, Laurentian University
Hometown: Timmins, ON

Jessica Zugic

Jessica Zugic

Scheme B: Thesis

Brock supervisor: Dr. Michael Pisaric
Research: Reconstructing the Historical and Present Spatial Variations of Pollution in St. Catharines, Ontario

Previous degree and institution attended: Biological Sciences (Concurrent BSc/BEd, Honours), Brock University
Hometown: St. Catharines, ON