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.

Tasnuva Afreen

Tasnuva Afreen

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op

Research: Investigating the role of public transport in achieving a more sustainable society
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: Water governance in corporate settings and improving corporations environmental initiatives
Previous degree and institution attended: Communication Studies (BA Hons.), Wilfrid Laurier University, ON
Hometown: Kingston, ON

 

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

Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur
Research: The effect of climate change on the agro-ecosystem
Previous degree and institution attended: Animal Behaviour (BSc.), Western University, ON
Hometown: Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

Lukas Dettlinger

Lukas Dettlinger

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Research: ecosystems and ecosystem design, agricultural sustainability and best management practices, mycology, and social-ecological systems
Brock supervisor: Dr. Marilyne Jollineau
Previous degree and institutions attended: Graduate Certificate in Ecosystem Restoration from Niagara College
Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Windsor (BES Honours)
Hometown: Windsor, 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

Alison Feist

Alison Feist

Scheme B: Thesis

Research: Dissecting collaborative environmental processes: An examination of conjectures about qualities, interactive effects, and influences on outcomes
Brock supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer

Previous degree and institutions attended: BA (Honours) Geography, University of Guelph
Hometown: Stoney Creek, ON

Alicia Goddard

Scheme B: Thesis
Research: Citizen Science, Environmental Stewardship, and Resiliency
Brock Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Previous Degrees and Institutions attended:
BA, Interdisciplinary degree In Biology, Sociology, and Political Science, Baldwin Wallace University
MS, Rangeland Ecosystems Science, Colorado State University
Hometown: Bellvue, Colorado

Zachary Harmer

Zachary Harmer

Scheme B: Thesis

Research: Using GIS to assess the response of creek/river water quality to upstream landscape changes in the Niagara Watershed.
Brock supervisors: Dr. Michael Pisaric and Dr. Kevin Turner

Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Physical Geography, Brock University
Hometown: Stratford, 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

Benjamin House

Benjamin House

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Fullerton
Research: Tourism impacts and local development
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: Water quality and associated health impacts
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

Seyi Obasi

Seyi Obasi

Scheme B: Thesis

Research: Resilience, Environmental Stewardship, Social Network Analysis
Brock supervisors: Dr. Julia Baird

Previous degree(s) and institutions attended: BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

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

Yuka Kataoka

Yuka Kataoka

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Baird
Research: Water resource management and resilience study
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: Sustainable city building, public transportation, and complete streets.
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: Perceptions of outcomes and decision making
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: Investigating rural-urban integration in ecosystem governance
Previous degree and institution attended: Anthropology and Sociology, Concordia University, QC.
Hometown: Montreal, QC

Shelby McFadden

Shelby McFadden

Scheme: Thesis

Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Plummer
Research: Human dimensions of the environment and the relationship between values and pro-environmental behaviours

Previous degree and institution attended: Bachelor of Arts and Science, Trent University, Peterborough, ON
Hometown: Mount Brydges, ON

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

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

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Scheme A: MRP and Co-op

Research: Understanding the linkages between industrial scale agriculture and climate change
Brock supervisor: Dr. Liette Vasseur

Co-op: Research Assistant, Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Charlottetown, PE

Previous degree and institutions attended: BA Environmental Studies and Science and Technology Studies, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
Hometown: Clinton, PEI

Samantha Witkowski

Scheme B: Thesis

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

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

Jessica Zugic

Jessica Zugic

Scheme A: Thesis

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

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