QE3 hosts leading plastics researcher at Queen’s

Dr. Jennifer Provencher giving a talk at Queen's University
On Thursday January 31st, Dr. Jennifer Provencher visited Queen’s University to spend the day meeting with professors and giving talks. Dr. Provencher is an Environment and Climate Change Canada researcher and is the Wildlife Health Unit Head at the Canadian Wildlife Service. She lectured on the topic of “Microplastics and Indigenous Knowledge” and gave a seminar entitled “Plastic pollution in wildlife; trends, knowledge gaps, and emerging international policies”. Dr. Provencher explained the classification of plastics based on their size, type, and use as well as the impact that they have on the environment. The talk was well attended by students and faculty from both the School of Environmental Studies and Department of Biology. Thank you, Dr. Provencher, for teaching us all more about microplastics!