Welcome to the SENS 2023 Spring Research Symposium! This symposium is a chance for SENS M.E.S. and Ph.D. students to present their work, using the 3-minute thesis format.
We will be using this Zoom link for all parts of the symposim. You can leave and rejoin using the same link.
Presentations are judged on their quality and clarity by SENS faculty, staff, students, and guests. Please use this form to rate student presentations. The top choices are awarded a small prize and bragging rights. You can also view a showcase of last year's presentations on this page.
March 29, 2023
Opening remarks and welcome from Elder Gary Carriere of Cumberland House (Zoom)
SENS Alumni Ambassador Talk by Shashank Kumar, Environmental Scientist, Arcadis (Zoom)
Alumni Ambassador Q&A (Zoom)
Keynote Talk by Dr. Angela Bedard-Haughn, Dean and Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan (Zoom)
Keynote Q&A (Zoom)
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Viewing of Recorded Presentations & Lunch (Panopto)
Concurrent Presentation Q&A Sessions (Zoom)
Wrap-up and Awards (Zoom)
Concurrent Q&A Sessions
Please note that session A and session B will both start at 1pm. The two concurrent sessions will be set up as breakout rooms.
Students will provide a short (60 sec) reminder of their work, then the session chair will open the floor to questions.
Please don't forget to use this judging form to rate student presentations.
1:00 PM SESSION A - Chair: Oscar Zapata (Zoom)
|Social acceptability of Bioenergy: Exploring community members’ preferences over attributes of energy projects
|Daniela Álava Loza
|Conceptual framework to better understand the energy needs that promote social wellbeing of remote Indigenous communities. Case study in
PukaYaku and Campus, two Andwa communities located on the Bobonaza river shores, in the Ecuadorian rainforest
| Oscar Zapata &
|Sustainable Indigenous Housing and
|Turning Trash into Treasure
|Bringing Animal Voices to the Table:
Interspecies Communication Methods in Land Management
|The Complicating Dimensions of Positive
Attitudes Toward Wildlife
1:00 PM SESSION B - Chair: Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt (Zoom)
|Modeling the Water Quality of Lake
Diefenbaker Under Projected Climate
|Hydrological Balance in Moose Mountain Provincial Park
|Understanding Links Between Flow Regime and Fish Populations in the Saskatchewan River Delta
& Eva Enders
|Salt transport and accumulation under a
changing climate in the prairies
|Andrew Ireson &
|Xiaowen Ji (by email)
|Development of a passive sampling strategy for monitoring of organic pollutants and their impacts in aquatic systems