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From founding their own businesses, to working with Indigenous communities, Faculty of Environment graduate students are part of a community addressing the most urgent social and environmental issues. Find out what some of our current and past graduate students have achieved while studying in the Faculty of Environment.

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Amber Silver in the Snow
Amber Silver, PhD in Geography and Environmental Management 

With our weather getting wilder, this researcher hopes to save lives with social media

The weather is a handy topic for making friendly conversation in the office break room. For Geography and Environmental Management researcher Amber Silver, talking about the weather is more than water cooler chatter it is her passion and career. Silver’s research focuses on short-notice weather disasters and the communication processes behind short-notice risks.

Carly Larsens and Dana Harvey

Carly Larsens & Dana Harvey

Master's, Environment and Resource Studies

Find out how two students are using media and marketing to assist rural Indians

For businesses all over the world there is a thin line between success and failure. Hard work, marketing and savvy can make all the difference. But in many rural Indian communities, that’s not enough. With the climatic and cultural odds stacked against them, even the most industrious Indian villagers find themselves in an everyday struggle for survival.


Yue DouYue Dou

Master's, Geography and Environmental Management

How research in the Amazon could help farmers all over the world manage an uncertain future

The Amazon estuary is a complex environment. Biodiversity, a rich cultural history and a changing climate all flow together like the streams, lakes and rivers that feed the mighty river itself. These factors, combined with fad diet trends in the developed world, are shaping the lives of farmers.


Abel Lopez DoderoAbel Lopez Dodero

Ph.D., Planning

This Planning student is working in Mexico City to revolutionize one of the world’s largest transport networks

Abel Lopez Dodero is working with EMBARQ Mexico to revolutionize public transportation in Mexico City. EMBARQ Mexico is devoted to collaborating with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces.


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Kelly Moores