Two current Ecohydrology Research Group undergraduate students have been awarded NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships for their upcoming Masters research. Research Assistant Arash Rafat and Undergraduate Thesis Student Jane Ye are currently in the final year of their undergraduate programs and have been awarded the scholarships for their Masters starting in September 2021. Arash will be starting his Masters at Wilfrid Laurier University under the supervision of Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour in the ReSEC lab. His research will aim to better understand and characterize how climate change is impacting lake ice properties, phenology, and evolution in the North Slave Region of the North West Territories. Jane will complete her Masters in the Ecohydrology Research Group and will focus on the effects of freeze-thaw cycles and water table fluctuations on LNAPL biodegradation rates and pathways.
Congratulations to both students on their accomplishments!