MES Candidate, Planning

Aaron Shantz

Aaron is a graduate candidate in the MES Planning program at the University of Waterloo.  He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with options in both Geomatics and International Policy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018.  His research interests involve studying the economic impacts of public transit implementation, specifically in relation to high speed rail systems. 

As an undergraduate student, Aaron completed term projects for the City of Cambridge and Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre.  He also worked in Grand River Transit’s operations department during three separate work terms. 

During his graduate studies, Aaron has served as a teaching assistant for Plan 471 (Planning Law) and ENVS 201 (Environmental Law).  He recently completed a work term with Metrolinx in their Service Planning department, where he was tasked with improving accessibility to passenger rail stations throughout the GO transit network.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching ice hockey. 

Aaron is being supervised by both Jeff Casello and Clarence Woudsma.  

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