Seeking SWEP Students for 2023

There are two postings for summer students in the QE3 Research Group this summer.

Field Assistant in Fish Ecotoxicology (SWEP #132076). Apply through MyCareer.
This project will be investigating the effects of an emerging chemical contaminant found in tire microplastics on largemouth bass. Deadline to apply is February 13, 2023.

Community Engagement Coordinator for Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (SWEP #132084). Apply through MyCareer.
This SWEP student will act as local community engagement coordinator for the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, helping contribute to data collection for the initiative and to increase awareness in the local community to the issue of plastic pollution. This student will also assist with science communication and community outreach on water-related issues for the Beaty Water Research Center. Deadline to apply is February 13, 2023.

Queen's students sorting plastic samples collected from Lake Ontario.

Dr. Diane Orihel Leads Queen’s Students in Helping Clean Up Lake Ontario

The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup project has the goal of bringing awareness to plastic in our environment, while also actively removing some of the pollutants from the Great Lakes. This September, students in Dr. Orihel’s 4th year Ecotoxicology course spent time helping with The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup project by identifying pollutant waste in the Seabins that collect debris from Lake Ontario during field trips to Portsmouth Harbour. See more in the Queen’s Gazette.