Johanna Mason Defends Thesis

Johanna Mason presents her MES thesis.

Congratulations to QE3 graduate student Johanna Mason, who successfully defended her Master of Environnmental Studies thesis, “Stable isotope analyses reveal minimal incorporation of petrogenic carbon into a freshwater food web after experimental spills of diluted bitumen” today!

A Conversation on Sustainability with Federal Candidates

Yesterday, we welcomed three federal candidates (Barrington Walker, Mark Gerretsen, and Candice Christmas) for Kingston and the Islands to discuss and answer questions on sustainability. Organized by SustainabilityAction, topics included social and environmental justice, indigenous reconciliation, commitment to climate action, investing in public transit and green technologies, banning single-use plastics, regionalizing food systems, and more!
QE3 research group members, Diane Orihel and Eden Hataley, moderated the forum.

Eden and candidate Mark Gerretsen.

Don’t forget to vote on Monday, October 21!

Recruitment for Graduate Students for 2020

We are recruiting 2 graduate students (Master’s or PhD) to begin September 2020 for the following projects:
1. Fate and effects of microplastics in freshwaters ecosystems.
2. Impacts of oil-related contaminants on behaviour of aquatic animals.
Both projects involve manipulative experiments in aquatic mesocosms and/or whole lakes based at renowned field stations, and are part of larger, collaborative research programs.

Graduate school: student will enrol in a graduate program at Queen’s University in the Department of Biology or School of Environmental Studies.
Requirements: post-secondary degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field; knowledge of ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, and/or animal behaviour; experience or interest in sampling fish and/or amphibians; experience or interest in the design and execution of field studies; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and strong quantitative and communication skills.

To apply for a position, please send the following to Dr. Orihel by Nov. 1, 2019
via email (To:; Subject: “Graduate Application 2020”): (i) cover letter stating your research interests and how they align with our research group, your reasons for pursing a graduate degree, and your qualifications as they relate to the position; (ii) your curriculum vitae; (iii) unofficial university transcripts; and (iv) contact information for 3 references. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

You are welcome to download our poster and share it on your networks: QE3GradRecruitmentAd2020.pdf (280KB)