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Graduate opportunities

Last updated on May 1, 2019

If you don't see an opportunity of your interest, please see our professors research interests.

Master's

Simon Courtenay: Modifying the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) to support Marine Environmental Quality (MEQ) monitoring in PEI estuaries

Robert Gibson: The Next Generation Assessment Applications Project

Sarah Wolfe: Space, place and imagery in water decisions (September 2019 start; MES). Combining environmental psychology with Terror Management Theory and urban water management issues.

Sarah Wolfe: Trades and efficiency (MRP student). The potentially funded research requires an response analysis of ‘blue builders’ and ‘green plumbers’ — residential builders and plumbers who subscribe to water efficiency practices — using Terror Management Theory as an analytical framework.

Sarah Wolfe: Communities and activism (MRP student). The “geography of fear” using case studies from Ontario communities that have organized against extraction of local aquifers by bottled water companies. The mixed data sources include media coverage, OpEds, letters-to-the-editor, campaign materials and social media.

Sarah Wolfe: Language and floods (MRP student). Investigate the “geography of fear” using expert and stakeholders’ language associated with Canadian flood events using mixed media sources in addition to more traditional scholarly publications and conference presentation sources.

Sarah Wolfe: Awe Emotions (Thesis MES student). Awe of the natural environment and our place in the world/universe as a mortality defense that influences how we make water decisions.

Sarah Wolfe: Ritual and spiritual practice (thesis MES or doctoral student). Exploring if and how stories, rituals and artifacts influence our individual and societal abilities to adapt to changing water conditions and extreme events.

Sarah Wolfe: Gender and mentorship (MRP student). The potentially funded research is a comparative analysis of female water professionals (CND) who indicate that mentorship and/or sponsorship have played a role in their career progression or trajectory.

Sarah Wolfe: Water efficiency messaging (MES student): assessing residential consumers’ identities (City of Guelph, unconfirmed but likely) for water efficiency interventions’ efficacy using various Terror Management Framework messaging and defense responses.

PhD

Simon Courtenay: Modifying the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) to support Marine Environmental Quality (MEQ) monitoring in PEI estuaries

Sarah Wolfe: Ritual and spiritual practice (September 2019 start for PhD). Exploring if and how stories, rituals and artifacts influence our individual and societal abilities to adapt to changing water conditions and extreme events