The Department Student Council (DSC) in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University has presented me with the Teaching Assistant of the Year award for 2014-2015. The award is based on student nominations. I would like to thank the DSC and I would very much like to thank my students in ENSC 310: Environmental Policy.
On March 11th, 2015 I attended the Ontario Waste Generation & Transportation Course (ON-200) hosted by LEHDER Environmental Services. I received my TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) certification and I learned to classify and transport subject wastes under Ontario Regulation 347. Thanks to my supervisor, Dr. Myra Hird, for supporting my attendance.
My abstract “Innovative Solutions to Canada’s Waste Management Problem: Comparing Local Versus Remote Waste Transportation” has been accepted for paper presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. I have been asked to chair the session on Getting There: Accessibility, Development, and Flows.
The session will be held in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015.
On January 22nd, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:30pm, I will be presenting alongside artist Brian Hoad. Hoad’s woodcuts capture poignant moments of human interaction with nature. These images evoke a sense of nostalgia and invite the viewer to reflect upon their own connection with the environment. I will be unpacking Canada’s waste management practices, with an emphasis on the potential for new, sustainable alternatives.
On November 25th, 2014, I passed my doctoral comprehensive examination. The comprehensive exam is designed to test a student’s knowledge and understanding of standard concepts in Environmental Studies. Students also need to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic.
I offer my sincerest gratitude to my supervisor, Dr. Myra J. Hird, who supported me throughout my comprehensive examination. I would also like to thank my examination committee, Drs. R. Kerry Rowe in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Scott Carson in the School of Business, whose expertise served to elevate the caliber of my proposal. Thank you to Dr. Heather Jamieson who served as the Chair of the examination.
Canada’s Waste Flow is now on Facebook!