MREM Intern Candidates


Master of Resource and Environmental Management students are available for a 12 to 16-week internship between May 1 and August 31 (dates are flexible).  For additional information, please contact the MREM Internship Coordinator, Brenda Smart, at 902-494-1344 or bsmart@dal.ca.
 


Sydney Adamson is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environment Management at Dalhousie University with a background in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her specific areas of interest include policy analysis as it relates to natural resources, waste, energy, pollution, and human health management, and she is motivated to provide solutions that mitigate human impacts on the environment. She has developed interest in these areas through research and projects in both professional and educational settings. In a recent work placement, Sydney developed a detailed project report for a waste management program in Nova Scotia hospitals and the program was later implemented at several pilot sites.

Sydney developed her communication abilities by gaining French language proficiency and through years of experience in people-oriented jobs. Additionally, her research has involved working with team members, advisors, community members, and local organizations, and required the ability to communicate ideas, allocate responsibilities, and lead when necessary. Sydney has been involved with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax and with choirs that sing to promote discussion and education around current challenges in society, speaking to the value she places on contributing to positive social change.

Brittany Bonapace is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) at Dalhousie University. She has interests in the processes of protected area management including, Indigenous consultation, public education and conservation biodiversity in organizations such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  She is also interested in urban planning, specifically the management of urban forests in a changing climate and community engagement.

Brittany has leadership experience leading crews and volunteer groups in habitat restoration while working with the City of Surrey. She has provided environmental education through public engagement with the Nature Trust of British Columbia (NTBC) and the City of Surrey. While working with the NTBC she conducted land surveys at different properties to continue their monitoring programs. Brittany’s interests in hiking and photography drives her passion for biodiversity conservation at the municipal and provincial level in Canada and internationally.

Sara Boyd is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She has a keen interest in the advancement and management of protected areas, old growth forests and biodiversity conservation. Sara is especially interested in the intersection between developing Indigenous Protected Areas and the ongoing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, noting that Indigenous governance can play an essential role in mitigating environmental issues such as climate change.

Sara has leadership experience within a professional and volunteer capacity. She has co-ordinated student-led outreaches at the University of Victoria, including the Red Frogs Canada student support program and partnering with Living Edge to provide free fresh produce to students on campus. She completed the Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Internship at BC SPCA WildArc, gaining technical wildlife skills and a holistic perspective on medical care and treatment of wild animals.

Sara continues to develop interpersonal skills with the public and fellow staff through her work as a Client Care Specialist at the Halifax Veterinary Hospital. In her free time, she explores the potential of the Arts for raising awareness and education on environmental issues through her own mediums such as oil and acrylic paintings.

Madeleine Chauvin is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She has a keen interest in parks and conservation policy development and implementation, as well as investigating the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable agri-food sector in Canada.

Madeleine has professional experience in examining the integrated social and environmental dimensions of managing these systems, and the role that stakeholder  engagement and education has to play. She provided public education through he role working as an Ontario Parks ranger. She also engaged with key stakeholders and community members in order to research and develop strategic action plans, vital signs reports, and environmental scans while working for an agricultural consulting firm.

Growing up in a rural area and spending her whole life exploring provincial and national parks has given Madeleine invaluable personal experience to work in and contribute to these fields.

Drew DeCoste is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) at Dalhousie University. With her passion rooted in the environment, Drew is keen on problem-solving in regards to single-use plastics and plans on pursuing this through solid waste management, sustainable industries and environmental education.

Drew has taken initiative at her current workplace in the service industry to eliminate unnecessary waste by swapping out convenience for waste-free solutions. Through this strong leadership, Drew was recently promoted to manager. As a recent graduate from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelors degree in Geography, as well as Environmental Studies, Drew has acquired leadership and time management skills, as well as experience in the field studying wetlands and sedimentation. In her undergrad, she also volunteered with the Shelburne South-End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED) in order to help them better advocate for clean water rights for marginalized communities as well as address environmental racism.


Angus Doane is currently a master’s candidate in Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) at Dalhousie University. He has a keen interest in environmental monitoring and how this interacts with environmental impact assessment, including the assessment of cumulative effects and environmental compliance. He also has a specific interest in working in environmental consulting to complement his experience working in the public service.

Angus has leadership experience from his time at Mount Allison, leading a Global Public Health Brigade to Honduras, serving on the executive of the Chemistry/Biochemistry society as well as managing and captaining the Lacrosse team. Angus has a well-rounded background, including 3 summers of fieldwork while monitoring marine water quality all around Nova Scotia, and extensive experience as a teaching assistant and tutorial leader for undergraduate chemistry courses.

Lyndsay Eichinger is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She is passionate about impact assessment and remediation within the natural resource and energy sectors. Lyndsay has a keen interest in large scale development projects, with a focus on risk assessment and mitigation techniques. Growing up in southern Alberta has enriched her passion for environmental protection and sustainable development, especially in the oil and gas industry.

Lyndsay has professional experience in emergency remediation involving dangerous goods as a HAZMAT responder. She holds TDG and WHMIS certifications and has received training for derailment response. As part of her role, she contributed to the development of emergency response plans and remediation of contaminated sites.

Lyndsay has a technical background in GIS and stream flow monitoring from her degree at UBC. In her free time, Lyndsay is an avid outdoorsman who loves painting.

Greg English is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management at Dalhousie University, having completed a BSc (marine biology) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2018. He has an interest in the effects of industry on the marine environment and is passionate towards using marine spatial planning to provide coastlines with effective industry and conservation opportunities. Greg also has a particular interest in coastal restoration projects such as salt marsh and coral reef remediation.

Greg has valuable marine science experience, having been an integral part of the Newfoundland Atlantic cod monitoring program with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has research and industry experience having worked in aquaculture in New Zealand. Greg’s ability to contribute to environmental assessments and understand policy is rooted in his previous position as an environmental scientist for McCallum Environmental, having performed fish and fish habitat surveys, created GIS layers for various projects, and written technical reports such as EAs, DPPs, and RfRs.

Megan Fuller brings her extensive academic experience and research background in aqueous contaminant chemistry to the master’s program in Resource and Environmental Management. She is interested in applying her scientific communication and knowledge translation skills, developed through years of teaching, into policy and decision-making practices. Megan’s work prioritizes concepts of environmental equity, community representation, and engagement at the intersection of issues of environmental health, energy, and climate change. She recently created a project funded by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create interactive educational material to teach citizens about the impacts of climate change in urban settings.

Megan is excited to apply her scientific communication skills, research abilities, and data analysis experience to pressing environmental challenges through sustainable and equitable policy development. Through her time in the Environmental and Resources Management program, Megan has gained the tools to address complex problems through collaboration and inclusive communication practices.


Olivia Giansante is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree and is the Community Liaison representative for the School for Resource and Environmental Studies Student Society at Dalhousie University. She is passionate about mitigating climate change, sustainable community development, corporate social responsibility, and environmental justice. She is particularly involved in social activism and exemplifies strong leadership through sustainability initiatives she has led, such as establishing a free tool library for students at Acadia University.

Olivia has ample experience studying climate change communication and the psychology behind the human reaction to climate change. She also interned with the Ecology Action Centre where she developed climate communication skills through reading and analyzing environmental and climate change-related reports and synthesizing her findings into infographics for the public. Olivia's passion for the environment is highlighted by her love for camping and hiking.

Shannon Hicks is a student in the Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) program at Dalhousie. Her main areas of interest include marine and coastal remediation, environmental justice and conservation. While completing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University, Shannon began working with the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN), focusing her research on issues relating to the interaction between impacts and responses to poverty and climate change at the community level, with an emphasis on coastal areas.

As a representative of the CCRN, Shannon presented information at the G7 Oceans Inspiration Expo, assisted in an ongoing research study as a member of the OceanCanada Atlantic Working Group, and developed the online Resource and Proceedings Centre for the 2018 Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods conference, co-hosted between the CCRN the IUCN. As a volunteer, Shannon led elementary school field trips at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, contributing to the cultural and environmental education of local youth. With her professional and volunteer experience, Shannon has gained strong research, presentation and leadership skills. She is eager to gain experience in environmental policy processes, and contributing to means of increasing local adaptive capacity.

Nathan Hoffmann is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree from Dalhousie University with an expected completion date of December 2020. He currently holds a BSc in Biology with a Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment also from Dalhousie. His academic and professional focus lies in Environmental Assessment at both the Federal and Regional levels.

Nathan is an experienced agricultural researcher from his work assessing the introduction of a test oilseed crop into the Nova Scotian Agri-Market. The field skills he developed during this time pair well with his analytical skills and report writing ability as he began research to certify the test oil seed with the EU-RSB. Academically, Nathan has developed multiple case study Environmental Assessment Reports for resource extraction and power generation in both urban and rural areas. He is actively continuing to educate himself on the role of environmental assessment in economic and social environments.

Professionally, Nathan is an experienced supervisor, being directly responsible for over 35 staff across three years. Connect with Nathan at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-hoffmann-07b561194/

Claire Hughson is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. Her areas of interest include  pollution abatement, climate change policy, and industrial remediation specifically pertaining to large scale mining projects. Claire is particularly interested in environmental consulting and creating green solutions within the extractive sector.

Claire has a background in field ecology and completed her undergraduate thesis on an interdisciplinary report pertaining to sustainable energy solutions and implementation strategies. She has leadership experience from being an executive member of an international committee at McMaster University, a teaching assistant for the College of Sustainability, and from five years working at a camp as an upper-level coordinator. Through her research experiences, Claire has developed a strong passion for environmental stewardship and is excited to further her studies and develop additional skills in her field.

Jessica Hum is passionate about finding solutions for land and water conservation issues. Her particular focus is working with Indigenous communities and Traditional Knowledge holders. She is currently completing a Master's degree in Environment & Resource Management with Dalhousie University, while living on the ancestral and unceded K’jipuktuk territory of the Mi’kmaq peoples in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Jessica is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Licensed Professional Planner with expertise in cross-cultural community development. From 15+ years of professional experience in three sectors – public, private and non-profit – she has successively taken on increased responsibilities for managing human and financial resources. Jessica has seasoned proficiency with interpersonal communication, community development and regional land use planning.

Abhimanyu Jain is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. He has worked on various thought-provoking academic projects at Dalhousie University that includes assessing the impact of climate change on Canada’s economy to formulate better policies, environmental assessment of Montague Gold Mines tailings in Nova Scotia to mitigate its pollution, addressing sustainability challenges in the fashion industry to improve the corporate social responsibility, and an evaluation of Grasslands National Park of Canada’s management plan to conserve its ecological integrity.

His civil engineering background coupled with research and management pursuits has garnered him with impeccable analytical, leadership, and communications skills. His past projects at the University of Virginia encompasses characterization and analysis of poor water quality of Yamuna River to improve the surrounding agriculture crop yield, and the life cycle assessment of junk mail to reduce its carbon footprint. These projects have helped him to cultivate remarkable GIS mapping and data analysis skills and have nurtured his ability to perform rigorous water quality, land-use land-cover, and life cycle assessments.

Abhimanyu is interested in working in the environment and energy sector formulating environmental policies, impact assessments, waste management, and green energy solutions.

Alex Johnston is pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. He has worked in two previous degrees in ecology, with a focus in community and landscape ecology and functional biodiversity; however, most environmental problems are issues of human behaviour at their base, and so he is using the MREM program to learn about the human components of our relationship with the environment.

With a strong science background, he is curious about how good science gets translated into good policy, and how to communicate that policy in turn. He is interested in working at the interface of different stakeholders, with uncommon values and backgrounds, and learning how to communicate between them for effective outcomes.

Alex has developed quantitative and analytical skills as well as GIS experience through his previous education. He has supplemented this with experience in teaching and communication through Teaching Assistant positions, teaching English and writing at home and abroad, and working as a student guide and interpreter in commemoration at the Canadian National Vimy War Memorial in France.

Cali Kehoe is pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. Due to her Industrial Engineering background, Cali is interested in continuing to work with organizations and companies to increase the efficiencies of their operations. This was demonstrated through her work on strengthening and focusing efforts for the waste management practices of CFB Halifax bases as an employee of the Department of National Defence’s MARLANT Safety and Environment.

Cali’s background growing up in a small fishing community and volunteer opportunities with a number of energy conferences (Smart Energy Event, Energy3, Green Engineering Networking Conference) fostered her growing interest in fisheries management, and energy and mining. Cali is excited to be learning valuable skills pertaining to corporate social responsibility and Indigenous perspectives in the natural resource sector which will allow her to better understand social and corporate points of views in her areas of interest. Upon graduating from the MREM program, Cali hopes to pursue a career in consulting, working with organizations and companies in these sectors to increase their resource efficiency and minimize their negative effects on society and the environment.

Georgia Konstantinidis is pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She is currently the Social Coordinator for the School’s Student Society (SRESSS) where she helps organize, plan and communicate academic and social events for students, faculty and staff.

Georgia initiated a group project at Saint Mary’s University which concluded that the majority of respondents surveyed on the campus do not dispose of their waste properly. This highlights a waste issue that she is passionate about managing.

Georgia collected data for the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning of Forested Wetlands project with Dr. Karen Harper. For her undergraduate thesis, she collected spruce core data to compare spruce productivity in forested wetlands and uplands. At the Science Slam, Georgia introduced the field of dendrochronology to over 200 people to encourage science interest across various age groups and educational backgrounds.

Georgia aspires to implement collaborative measures with environmental managers to reach common environmental goals.

Charlotte Large is pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She has a strong interest in wildlife, land, and marine conservation, with a desire to engage with community level stakeholders through environmental education programs and fieldwork, both locally in Nova Scotia and in Northern Canada.

Charlotte previously developed environmental education projects, directed field work, conducted water quality testing, and presented progress reports to stakeholders for the Wheatley River Watershed Group, a local NGO in Prince Edward Island. She has a strong background in public speaking through her undergraduate study of philosophy, frequently presenting papers and engaging in debates, as well as through her current position as co-chair of the student society at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies where she liaisons with various faculties and advocates for student needs.

Katherine McGuire is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. Alongside her degree, she is analysing literature for a life-cycle assessment database project on food sustainability that will be used to assess environmental impacts of producing, processing, and transporting different food products. Taking a transdisciplinary approach to environmental management, Katherine has a keen interest in environmental sustainability and wildlife conservation.

Throughout her position as a Laboratory Manager at the University of Windsor, Katherine demonstrated strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills by coordinating between a large group of professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students. With field experience at national and international scales, Katherine has had direct involvement in numerous wildlife research projects at various stages from planning, collection, entry, organization, analysis, and presentation. Katherine’s ability to discuss these topics has been further developed through her attendance at the Animal Behavioral Society and International Ornithologists’ Union conferences.

Shen Molloy is currently pursuing a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) degree at Dalhousie University. She has a keen interest in the impacts of climate change on coastal communities, what natural adaptations can be implemented to mitigate these challenges, and how to best educate the public about these issues.

With a passion for the environment, Shen has authored a climate change education teaching guide for grades K-8, and a public report outlining climate change adaptation strategies for New Brunswick through her previous work with NGOs. She was recognized by Mount Allison University for her professional and volunteer leadership experience in her academic pursuits, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement.

Next summer, Shen will be traveling to Sable Island to study freshwater sustainability using paleolimnological indicators. An experienced public speaker, Shen is motivated by her desire to advocate for a sustainable future that is economically viable, socially just, and ecologically sound.

Manisha Singh is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) at Dalhousie University. She is enthusiastic about biodiversity and wildlife conservation and protected area management systems. Manisha is especially interested in studying species at risk, habitat restoration, and management strategies being adopted for their conservation in Canada.

Manisha has experience volunteering with the Natural History Museum of Halifax which has helped develop her understanding for Canadian natural history. Manisha also holds a Master’s degree in Forestry from India, where she did extensive research on an endemic deer species inhabiting the unique, floating National Park of Manipur, India. Manisha’s research included the study of habitats, populations, prevailing threats, and conservation measures adopted to protect the species. Manisha has published an article based on her findings in the Journal of Entomology and Zoology and has also presented her research publicly in the form of a poster and seminar in India. She hopes to continue working internationally for the global protection of wildlife.

Ash Taba is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) at Dalhousie University. He has focused his studies on managing energy systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental risks. He also has a background in Energy Engineering and two years of experience in building energy auditing and retrofitting, measuring the energy consumption, energy efficiency, GHG emissions of energy utilities in buildings, and designing combined heat and power (CHP) systems to reuse waste heat.

Besides having a strong engineering background, he is also excited to learn about the management of energy systems and its impacts on the environment, economy, and society. He has focused his academic projects on analyzing energy policies to achieve carbon-neutral energy systems, siting energy projects by employing GIS, and investigating the role of corporate social responsibilities (CSR) in the energy sector. He also has experience in writing official project reports for companies and volunteer experience organizing an energy event for GreenSazan Company.

                   

Anna Williams is currently in the Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) Program at Dalhousie University. Her area of interest includes conservation of biodiversity and wildlife with respect to climate change. Anna is particularly interested in the methods of adaptation, migration, and other behavioural changes and how they relate to conservation.

Anna has experience in field and lab settings with both participatory and leadership roles, including teaching biology lab sessions at Dalhousie University. Her ability to engage in these roles is in partly due to her contributions and experiences with animal handling, scientific writing, and public speaking within the Department of Biology.