School of the Environment
Recent Masters Graduates
Cintia Gillam defended her thesis Effects of Social and Environmental Inequalities on the Wellbeing of a Slum Community:The Case of Vila dos Pescadores in Southeast Brazil, supervised by Dr. Tony Charles (Environmental Science and Financial Information and Management Systems). Cintia graduated in May with an MA in International Development Studies. Cintia will be starting her PhD in Applied Science this fall during which she will conduct research on fisheries conservation that involves impoverished artisanal fishers in Timor-Leste.
Kevin Neatt is the first graduate of the MA in Geography at Saint Mary's University. He defended his thesis Built-environment Variables Influencing Aggregate Walking: A Multivariate Analysis of Halifax Neighbourhoods, supervised by Dr. Hugh Millward (Geography and Environmental Studies). Kevin was recently named Director of Planning and Development with Clayton Developments Limited.
Christa Skinner defended her thesis The Biogeochemistry of a Restoring Macrotidal Salt Marsh: Cheverie Creek, Nova Scotia, supervised by Dr. Danika van Proosdij (Geography and Environmental Studies). Christa graduated in May with an MSc Applied Science. She is currently finishing up a contract with Environment Canada Marine Programs Group assisting with the 'Disposal at Sea' program.
Emily Walker defended her thesis Green Roofs as Urban Habitat for Native Plant Seedlings and Wild Bees, supervised by Dr. Jeremy Lundholm (Biology and Environmental Science). She also won the Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation at the 2016 Science Atlantic Environment Student Conference for her talk Increased 'Environmental Heterogeneity Affects Substrate Conditions & Alters Seedling Dynamics on Green Roofs'. Emily graduated in May with an MSc Applied Science. As a research associate in Jeremy Lundholm's lab (Ecology of Plants in Communities Lab), Emily is leading a project that is co-sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and the Nova Scotia Museum in which she is assessing bee communities in provincial heathlands.