Masters of Environmental Studies and other updates

I have officially defended and completed my Master’s of Environmental Studies thesis, entitled ‘The Governance of Waste in Iqaluit, Nunavut’ and have been awarded with an MES degree through Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Sitting on the Tundra. Photo by Laura Oingonn

While my thesis is restricted until publication of three manuscripts, those interested in obtaining a copy of my thesis may e-mail me directly at I will be preparing a shortened version of my thesis to submit to Iqaluit city council shortly; this version of my thesis will be disseminated to research participants.

I look forward to attending the Contested Expertise and Toxic Environments paper workshop in Claremont, California next week (September 17-19th), before drinking copious amounts of tea in Sri Lanka (October 15- November 27th), and beginning my PhD in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland in January 2016.

My PhD research will examine the historical and contemporary (material and immaterial) network of politics and power that governs uranium mining, radioactivity, and nuclear waste in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. I will be supervised by Dr. Arn Keeling and Dr. Lianne Leddy as part of the SSHRC-funded Northern Exposures research project. I will be associated with the WaSTE (Waste and Science Technology and Environment) and Abandoned Mines research groups at Memorial University.

Thank you to the Canada’s Waste Flow research group, the community of Iqaluit, and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University for helping me out over the last two years.


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