Welcome to the Spring Research Symposium! The spring research symposium is a chance for SENS MES and Ph.D. students to present their work, using the 3-minute thesis format.

Presentations are judged on their quality and clarity by SENS faculty, staff, students, and guests, and the top choices are awarded a small prize and bragging rights. You can see the 2021 showcase here


April 7, 2022

9:15 AM

Opening Remarks (Zoom)

9:30 AM

Plenary Talk by Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, Lund University, Sweden (Zoom

Visit: https://www.kimnicholas.com

10:15 AM

Plenary Q&A (Zoom)

10:30 AM

Plenary Talk by Ranjan Datta, Mount Royal University (Zoom)

11:15  AM

Plenary Q&A (Zoom)

11:30 AM -

1:30 PM

Viewing of Recorded Presentations & Lunch (Panopto)

1:30 PM

Presentation Q&A Session 1 (Zoom)

2:30 PM

Presentation Q&A Session 2 (Zoom)

3:15 PM

Wrap-up and Awards (Zoom)

Presentation Q&A Session 1

1A: Adaptations and Transitions 1B: Aquatic Processes
Selby: Scenarios for Prairie Futures McAleer: Assessing the Role of Nitrogen Availability in Toxin Production During Cyanobacterial Blooms 
Eisner: Design, Build, Maintain: A Sustainable Policy Approach to the Development of Indigenous Communities in Canada Mohammady: Long-term Analysis of Phosphorous Loading and Algal Bloom Formation in the Lakes that Drain into Lake Winnipeg
Lim: The Social Value of Energy in Rural Communities in Canada Cardenas Perez: Seasonal Trends of Emerging Contaminants in Water and Sediments from WWTPs in Saskatchewan
Lynes: Knowledge, Values or Both? Bringing Together Ways of Knowing to Advance Energy Transitions Ji: Development of a Passive Sampling Strategy for Monitoring of Organic Pollutants and Their Impacts in Aquatic Systems
Kalke: Sustainable Energy Project Ownership in Rural Northern Indigenous Communities: How does ownership structure impact the Community Energy Planning Process? Baron: Changing Source Water Quality: The Impacts of Climate and Watershed Management on Dissolved Organic Matter
Shivangi: Thermochemical Conversion of Waste Biomass and Plastics for Energy and Environmental Applications Ferris: Characterization of Groundwater Dynamics and Controls in the Canadian Prairies

Presentation Q&A Session 2

2A: Modelling 2B: Health
Zhao: Effects of Climate Change on Crop Yield on a Regional Scale Based on Crop Models Simulation Belcher: First Nations Led Mental Health Recovery in the Face of Environmental and Flooding Jeopardy
Ma: Practical Challenges Associated with Scaling-up Spatially-explicit Estimates of Wetland Carbon Accounting for Prairie Potholes Porter: Indigenous Water Management and Policy: Connections across a Watershed and Governance System
Kowshal: Introducing an Advanced Machine Learning Approach to Develop a Pan-Canadian Scale Geospatial Model to Estimate Which Sets of River Channel Characteristics have a Higher Propensity to Ice Jamming Spence: What do People Value? Preferences and Economic Values for Tackling Eutrophication in a Canadian Lake
Braaten: Quantifying the Field-Scale Water Balance with Geological Weighing Lysimeter Antwi-Boasiako: Pandemic Zoonoses and Wildlife Diseases Policy: Opportunities and Challenges Across Institutional and Geographic Scales