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!
The General Research Ethics Board (GREB), by means of a delegated board review, has cleared my PhD proposal entitled “Governing Canadian Waste and Recyclables Transportation” for ethical compliance with the Tri-Council Guidelines (TCPS) and Queen’s ethics policies. With GREB approval, I may begin involving human subjects in my research.
The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students. The Lamp seeks to provide graduate and professional students around the world with the opportunity to publish their poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, scripts, and other textual art. The journal is based at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and is supported by the Society of Graduate and Professional Students.
I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to join the editorial board for Volume 5 (2014-2015) of The Lamp.
Myra J. Hird has been recognized by her peers for her career as a distinguished interdisciplinary scholar with an international reputation for her multifaceted, collaborative investigations into science studies and environmental issues. Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest recognitions for Canadian academics. Congratulations to Dr. Hird!