Students and trainees

Students accepted in the program, cohort 2017

Name Level University Project
Caroline Baillargeon M.Sc. Université de Montréal Relationship between environmental and social issues of mercury contamination of fish for hydroelectric plants along the water
Ryan Hall Ph.D. McGill University Aqueous Metal Speciation Techniques for Characterization of Mercury in Surface Waters Near Mining Activity
Kelly Martin Postdoc University of Toronto Examining microbial sulfur cycling across geochemical gradients in mining wastewaters
Devandra Pal Ph.D. McGill University Study of aerosol nano-particles and trace gases emitted by mines and industries: Effect on health and local climate
Dominic Ponton Postdoc Université de Montréal Cellular interactions of selenium with other trace elements and implications in risk assessment
Lauren Twible Ph.D. University of Toronto rated Geochemical, Isotopic and Metagenomic Investigation to determine the Microbial Controls on Sulphur Cycling in Mining Wastewaters

Students accepted in the program, cohort 2016

Name Level University Project
Josée Courtemanche B.Sc. Université Laurentienne Treatment Wetland Sustainability; Effect of floating vegetation mats on the iron and metal retention in the Lower Boucher Reservoir
Jim Ghoshdastidar Ph.D. McGill University Techniques de spéciation des métaux atmosphériques dans l’exploitation minière
Marc Lerquet M.Sc. INRS Les effets et le devenir des métaux des effluents minier au niveau subcellulaire chez les organismes aquatiques
Clare Miller M.Sc. Queen’s University Développement d’une base de données de qualité de l’eau pour la CMIC
Jon Oliver M.Sc. Queen’s University Détermination d’un modèle spatial d’arsenic dans le sol
Nastassia Urien Postdoc INRS Développement de méthodes de distribution subcellulaire et d’identification directes ou indirectes des effets des métaux sur les organismes aquatiques

Students accepted in the program, cohort 2015

Name Level University Project
Florent Risacher M.Sc. McMaster University Assessing water cap microbial communities and functionality in situ in Syncrude Canada’s pilot end pit lake
Patrick Morris M.Sc. McMaster University Assessing water cap biogeochemistry in situ in Syncrude Canada’s pilot end pit lake
Martin Pothier M.Sc. Université d’Ottawa Development of a Quantitative Lab and Field Based Microbial Tool to Determine Arsenic Speciation
Zhenzhong Hu Postdoc McGill University Green recycling of Co and Pb contaminants during mining activities by combinations of natural airborne nanotechnology and seasalt electrochemistry
Uday Kurien Ph.D. McGill University Laboratory studies on heterogeneous Hg chemistry at ore mining and processing sites
Andrea Rocha M.Sc. McGill University Development of a Hybrid Sustainable System using Nano/Micro-Interfaces for Remediation of Mining Emissions
Xining Chen Ph.D. McGill University Study of mining aerosols and their relevance on health and local climate
Rodrigo Benjamin Rangel-Alvarado Ph.D. McGill University Study of mining aerosols and their relevance on health and local climate
Pier-Alexandre Molaison-Houde Ph.D. Université de Montréal Analyse de l’impact des infrastructures nécessaires à l’exploitation des mines
Bernard-Félix Chénier M.Sc. Université de Montréal Analyse de l’impact des infrastructures nécessaires à l’exploitation des mines
Dai Mulan Postdoc Université de Montréal Étude des Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Kirsten Maitland M.Sc. Queen’s University Understanding regional variability in soil geochemistry in an area impacted by legacy industrial activity
Pierre-Yves Cardon Ph.D. University of Montreal Trophic transfer studies of ETRs

Students accepted in the program, cohort 2014

Name Level University Project
Daniel Arriaga Ph.D. McMaster University Assessing oxygen consumption rates in situ in Syncrude Canada’s pilot end pit lake, Base Mine Lake
Darla Bennett M.Sc. McMaster University Characterization of input sources and oxidation pond sulfur biogeochemistry
David Camacho Ph.D. McMaster University Understanding the microbial impact on sulfur chemistry
Pierre-Yves Cardon M.Sc. University of Montreal Study of REE trophic transfer
Dimitri Dagher Ph.D. Université de Montréal Effect of the endo and ecto micorhizian symbiosis of the willow on the phytoremediation of an industrial wasteland contaminated with trace metals
Thi Xuan Trang Nguyen M.Sc. University of Montreal Effect of plant biodiversity on the bioavailability of contaminants in soils
Thi Thanh My Pham Ph.D. University of Montreal Interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)- degrading bacteria
Kawina Robichaud Ph.D. University of Montreal Bioremediation of contaminated soils with several biological vectors
Franck Stefani Postdoc University of Montreal Development of molecular markers to identify and quantify the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi used as biofertilizer and re-revegetation of mine sites
Kulchaya Tanong Ph.D. INRS The development of valorisation technology from non-sorted mixed batteries waste
Kim Tiam Postdoc INRS Genetic response of diatoms in case of metallic pollution
Sean Winland Gaetz Ph.D. McMaster University Passive sampling and sequestration of mercury, methylmercury, selenium and other metals in sediments contaminated by mining activities

Students accepted in the program, cohort 2013

Name Level University Project
David Camacho M.Sc. McMaster University Understanding the microbial impact on sulfur chemistry
Dimitri Dagher M.Sc. University of Montreal Effect of symbiosis endo - and ecto-micorhiza of the willow on the phytoremediation of an industrial wasteland contaminated with metals traces
Varun Gupta Ph.D. Laurentian University Key biogeochemical processes involved in iron/metal retention throughout the wetland
Lori Manoukian M.Sc. Queen's University Using bioleaching to recover metals from mine drainage
Kawina Robichaud M.Sc. University of Montreal Bioremediation of contaminated soils with several biological vectors
Sean Winland‑Gaetz M.Sc. McMaster University Passive Sampling and Sequestration of Mercury, Methyl Mercury, Selenium and Other Metals in Sediments Contaminated by Mining activities