Student Opportunities

Student Experience

Passionate about the Environment?

Throughout their degree, students of the School of the Environment are provided with a broad and rich interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems, methodologies, discourses, and solutions. 

Student Placements

Our students have proven very successful in their post-graduate careers and placed very well in both the job sector and in graduate studies.

SOTE students have gone on to work with the many city, provincial, national, and international organizations and businesses, including Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canadian Geographic, Earth Day Canada, Parks Canada, Perimeter Institute, Royal Ontario Museum, Rainbow Routes, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, World Wildlife Fund Canada, and more.

Student Association

The School of the Environment Student Association meets regularly throughout the year to plan and host events, activities, movie nights, and more. To stay up to date with current activities, please "like" the SOTE SA's Facebook page.

2018-2019 Executive includes:

President: Madison Cooper 
Vice President: Olicia Hamilton
Secretary: Julie Reasbeck
Residence/Campus Rep: Amy Wheeler
Social Media Manager: Richard Grant
General Member: Courtney Lanigan

Scholarship and Grants

Students are eligible for a wide range of scholarship and funding opportunities, both internally at Laurentian University as well as provincially and federally. Below is a list of some sources for possible funding:

           Up to $1200/year is available to help fund undergraduate students who are presenting at conferences.  

           For more information, please contact the School's Director.

  • Mining and Environmental International Scholarships and Bursaries  
  1. The Dr. Anne E. Gallie Mining and Environment Undergraduate Scholarship (min. $2500)
  2. The Dr. Graeme Spiers Mining and Environment Undergraduate Bursary (min. $2500)
  3. The Dr. Douglas Goldsack Mining and Environment Graduate Scholarship (min. $5000)
  4. The Dr. Thomas Peters Mining and Environment Master Bursary (min. $5000)
  5. The Dr. Peter Beckett Mining and Environment Doctoral Bursary (min. $5000)
  6. The VETAC Doctoral Bursary (min. $5000)

Notes research must be in a ming-environmental field

 

Student Research

Past Research Projects

 

2017-2018

Hilgendag, Isabel     2018/05  Effect of sediment organic content on productivity of zooplankton in Sudbury lakes.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science. Supervisor: Dr. John Gunn

Kirkwood, Adam     2018/05  Analysis of microbial communities in permafrost samples from the Hudson Bay Lowlands.  ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science.  Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Quesnel, Michelle     2018/05  Influence of growth rate and food web position on inter-individual variation in fish mercury (Hg) concentrations in lakes of northern Ontario.  ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science  Supervisor: Dr. Tom Johnson/Dr. John Gunn

Rysdale, Aaron     2018/05  Accelerated floodplain sediment accumulation and contamination near Kelly Lake.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science  Supervisor: Dr. Randy Dirszowsky

Remillard-Scoot, Candice     2018/05  The distribution of permafrost near Fort Severn, Ontario.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science  Supervisor: Dr. Pascale Roy-Leveillée/ Dr. David Pearson

Skakum, Amanda    2018/05   Alternative methods of hot bLock digestion for ICP-MS analysis.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science   Supervisor: Dr. Graeme Spiers

Therrien, Chantal     2018/05  Sulfidic mine waste covers and new uses of land after mine closure.  ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science  Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Tremblay, Nathalie     2018/05  Analysis of Fe (II) oxidation by bacteria and fungi from iron sulphide tailings.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Williamson, Kennedy     2018/05  Towards a sustainable Lake Nipissing fishery.  ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science Supervisor: Dr. Charles Ramcharan

Witkowski, Samantha     2018/05  Environmental attitudes and behaciours of members of Laurentian University regarding waste.  ENVI 4905EL Thesis in Environmental Studies  Supervisor: Dr. William Crumplin

Valli, Mercedes     2018/05  Spatial and temporal patterns of metal accumulation in Ramsey Lake sediments.  ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science  Supervisor: Dr. Randy Dirszowsky

Crawford-Brown, Catherine Jane     2018/08  Evaluating Science Learning in the Bio Lab at Science North.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Gaur, Shahana     2018/08  The Impact of Science Documentaries on Social Media: Blue Planet II.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Ann Pegoraro

Gray, Brandon M.     2018/08  Evaluation of pharmacy patient education preferences. SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault 

Henson, Amy Marie     2018/08  Using Personal Meaning Mapping to Build Better Science Centre  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Hodgson, Leah    2018/08  Developing a Framework for Success in Public Science Lecture: A Literature Review and Case Study of Perimeter Institute's Public Lecture Series. SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Homayed, Meerna     2018/08  Crisis Communication in the Age of Social Media: Vancouver Aquarium/s Response to Beluga Whale Death. SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Ann Pegoraro

Jones, Lisa Denise    2018/08  Assessing Canadian Conversations on the Imminent Cannabis Legalizaton via Twitter  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Ann Pegoraro

Kleisath, Elizabeth     2018/08  Understanding the Development of Chemistry Focused Exhibits at Science Centres and Science Museums.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Lamoureux, Sophie     2018/08  Designing a Community Child Health and Well-Being Report Card in a Indigenous Community:  A Reflective Practice Study.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Young and Dr. Chantal Barriault

McAuliffe, Cassidy     2018/05  Communicating Nature Through Photography: A textual analysis of nature photography on Instagram  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Hoi Chu

McDonald, Lisa A.     2018/08  Effects of Gender Harassment on Science Popularization Behaviors.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Merritt and Dr. Chantal Barriault

Mistry, Jamie     2018/08  Investigating Food Allergy Messaging to Parents of Non-Allergic Children on Ontario Daycares and Elementary Schools.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Janis Golide

Prouse, Brigid     2018/08  Evaluating the Plants for Pollinators Program at hte Toronto Zoo.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Vickers-Drennan, Elizabeth     2018/08 Experiences of Earthkeepers Educators.  SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Chantal Barriault

Yarmie, Jeremiah     2018/08  The pipeline at the end of the world: How apocalypse narratives are used in the discourse surrounding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Controversy. SCOM 5125EL Major Research Paper in Sicence Communication  Supervisor: Dr. Philippa Spoel 

 

2016-2017

Cousineau, Jake    2017/04   Sieving the past: Trade beads as chronological markers on Huron- Wendat sites and the impact of screen size. ARCL 4095EL Thesis in Archaeology. Supervisor: Dr. Alicia Hawkins

Lévesque, Serge   2017/04   Identification, quantification and physical behaviour of microplastics in a wastewater treatment plant. ENSC 4105EL Thesis in Environmental Science. Supervisor: Dr. François Caron

Tremblay, Nathalie   2017/04   Ecological relationships between bacteria and fungi in acid mine drainage systems. ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science. Supervisor: Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk

Richter, Cassidy   2017/04   Transportation patterns and behaviours of Laurentian’s campus community going to Laurentian’s main campus in 2016/2017. ENVI 4905EL Thesis in Environmental Studies. Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Yantzi

Rodriguez, Andres   2016/12   Long-Term Consequences of Historic Metal Contamination in the Area of South Porcupine, Ontario. ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science. Supervisor: Dr. Charles Ramcharan

St Pierre, Zoé   2016/12   Walking School Buses in Sudbury: Lessons Learned and Recommendations. ENVI 4836EL Directed Studies in Environmental Studies. Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Yantzi

 

2015-2016

Lavergne-Giroux, Danielle   2016/04   LEED Operations versus LEED Design: The VLWL Centre Case Study. ENVI 4905EL Thesis in Environmental Studies. Supervisor: Dr. William Crumplin

Kreps, Taylor   2016/04   Green Roofs in Cold Climates: Successes and Failures, an Overview. ENVI 4836EL Directed Studies in Environmental Studies. Supervisor: Dr. William Crumplin

Hughston, Kiera   2016/04   Exterior Green Walls: A Possibility in Northern Climates? ENVI 4836EL Directed Studies in Environmental Studies. Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Yantzi

NAJMEE, Faizan   2015/12   Environmental Impacts of Solar Farms. ENSC 4206EL Directed Studies in Environmental Science. Supervisor: Dr. Christian Bouchard