Welcome to the Summer Professional Symposium! This event is a chance for SENS MSs (Energy and Regenerative Sustainability) and MWS 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. Watch this year's student presentations by clicking here, and then please use this judging form to score the presentations. You can also see a showcase of last year's presentations here

We will be using this Zoom meeting link for all parts of the symposium. If you leave the symposium at one point, you can rejoin later using the same link.


August 26, 2022

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8:45 AM

Opening Remarks  

9:00 AM

Plenary Talk by Natasha Tinis 

9:30 AM

Plenary Q&A

9:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Viewing of Recorded Presentations & Lunch (click here to view the presentations)

Please use this judging form to score the presentations.

1:00 PM

Presentation Q&A Session 1 (join)

2:00 PM

Presentation Q&A Session 2 (join)

3:15 PM

Wrap-up and Awards

Presentation Q&A Sessions

Session 1 (1:00-2:00 PM)

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1A: Water Security Partner 
1B: Regenerative Sustainability Partner
Megan St. Amant:  Quantifying the hydrological characteristics of mine covers MOST Facility Kataya Ulrich: Priority Areas for Biodiversity Conservation in the Redberry Lake Biosphere Region  Redberry Lake Biosphere Region
Sukhwinder Singh Dol:  Quantifying green roof hydrological processes MOST Facility Tatiana Corella Morocho: What are relevant food strategies from other municipalities that can be used as models for expanding urban agriculture and improving food security in core neighborhoods in Saskatoon? CHEP Good Food Inc.
Zi Yang: Using GPS Trackers to Track Plastic Debris in the South Saskatchewan River South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Jon MacDonald: Recreational Visitor Use of Parks and Natural Areas: Visitor Use Frameworks, Monitoring, and Case Studies Meewasin Valley Authority and Nature Conservancy Canada - Saskatchewan Region
Cassandra Butera: Microplastics in Saskatoon South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Oluwaseun Adekeye: Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Waste Management Options Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Environment
Kena Upadhyay: Machine Learning for New Hydrological Discoveries Global Institute for Water Security Yichen Zhou: Participatory assessment of Aklak (grizzly bear) abundance and distribution in the Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, and Northern Manitoba Government of Nunavut - Department of Environment
Kylie Adebar: Estimation of Hydrograph Travel Time in Major Rivers in Alberta Alberta Environment and Parks

Session 2 (2:00-3:00 PM)

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2A: Energy Security / Water Security Partner 2B: Water Security Partner
Alicia Couto: Comparative Analysis of Community Solar Projects Across Canada Andrea Kraj Hunter Smith: The Impact of Climate Change and Drainage on Prairie Pothole Wetlands and the Implications for Seeding Times Environment and Climate Change Canada
Jordan Koe: CASES Partnership Interviews for Community Energy Profiles in Aklavik, NT Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES) Mehakpreet Kaur: Determining the extent of aerial coverage of nuisance weed in the Saskatchewan River Delta Delta Stewardship Committee
Damilola Aribo: Trend Analysis of Precipitation in Alberta Based on Hydroclimatic Historical Data and Future Scenarios Alberta Environment and Parks Katarina Duke: A Review of the 1989 Redberry Lake Management Plan and a Framework for Place-based Indigenous Worlds in the New Management Plan Redberry Lake Biosphere Region
Cooper Albano: Vector vs. Grid Based Modelling with MESH in the Prairies Environment and Climate Change Canada Vivian Nguyen: A legacy website for the North Sask River Basin Council North Saskatchewan River Basin Council
Faegheh Niyazi: Ground Water Levels Relationships of Natural Ground Water Level Fluctuation and Surface Water Contributions Water Security Agency Gwyneth Kinar: The Human Dimensions of Constructed Wetland Treatments Genomics Research for Optimization of Constructed Treatment Wetlands for Water Remediation
Samiksha Adhikari: Assessment of the recharge canal with suspended cutoff wall around coastal aquifers. Urmia University