Johanna Mason

Master’s Student, Environmental Studies

I am currently a master’s student at Queen’s University in the School of Environmental Studies. My interest in preserving water stems from my extensive work as an out tripper exploring the beautiful freshwater ecosystems Ontario has to offer. I enjoy spending my free time in the outdoors hiking and canoeing and this has largely guided my research interests. The field component of my thesis is a part of a larger collaboration with the goal of determining the effects of a pipeline spill on aquatic ecosystems. My research involves accessing the chemical interactions between a key part of the food chain, phytoplankton and a commonly transported Canadian petrochemical product, diluted bitumen. I thoroughly enjoy learning about technologies that can aid in solving global environmental issues especially those related to water. I hope to work as an environmental engineering consultant after graduation. I am the president of annual Queen’s Water Environment Conference which aims to educate fellow peers on water related issues. Prior to this program, I completed my degree in chemical engineering at Queen’s University.