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Office: EV2-2034
519-888-4567, ext. 45796

Simon is a Professor and Director of the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Rivers Institute and a member of the UWaterloo Water Institute and the Ocean Canada Partnership.

Co-supervised by Rob Moir and Simon Courtenay

University of New Brunswick – Saint John (UNBSJ)

Project: Connecting Environmental Stewardship/Sustainability and Outdoor Recreation in Local Communities

Supervised with Mike van den Heuvel

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

Google Scholar (Kyle Knysh)

Project: Cumulative effects and assessment of agricultural nutrients and pesticides on coastal Gammarus spp. (Amphipoda: Gammaridae) and brackish faunal assemblages.

Supervised by Heather Hunt and Simon Courtenay

University of New Brunswick - Saint John (UNBSJ)

Project: Caged blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) as a monitoring tool for the health of the water column in Saint John Harbour, New Brunswick.

Supervised by Simon Courtenay 

Project: Evaluating nekton structure and use as an indicator of trophic "health" on the east coast of Canada using historical data from the Community Aquatics Monitoring Program (CAMP).

Supervised by Mike van den Heuvel and Simon Courtenay

Project: Potential of Environmental DNA to monitor fish assemblages in estuaries of Prince Edward Island.

Supervised by Mike van den Heuvel and Simon Courtenay

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

Project: Internal nutrient loading in a PEI estuary impacted by agriculture.

Hayley Austin


Co-supervised by Claire Goodwin (Huntsman Marine Science Centre) and Simon Courtenay

Project: The Macro Problem with Microplastics in Atlantic Canada: microplastic ingestion by zooplankton in Saint John Harbour. I am interested in investigating the health impacts of fish and benthic macroinvertebrate communities as a result of endocrine disrupting substances introduced to waterways by anthropogenic means.

Claire Li


Co-supervised by Maria Strack and Simon Courtenay

Project: Peatland Methane Flux Response to Light and Dark Conditions. My research interests are mainly focused on environmental assessments, sustainability of built environments and the carbon cycle.

Alicia Wong

Undergraduate Honours Thesis

Co-supervised by Nat Bergbusch and Simon Courtenay

Project: Analysis of monitoring tools in aquatic assessment.

Ning (Selena) Xu


Co-Supervised by Mark Saunders Simon Courtenay

Project: Comparison Between Environmental DNA Metabarcoding and Beach Seining Sampling Methods to Characterize Fish Assemblages in Prince Edward Island Estuaries. Assessment of biodiversity using bioinformatics.