Master’s Student, Environmental Studies
Growing up along the north shores of Lake Superior, I feel as though have a deep-rooted connection to the earth and all it has to offer, which has inspired me to pursue the field of Environmental Studies. I received my Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science with Biology from Lakehead University in 2020. During my undergraduate degree I spent a semester studying Natural Resource Science in Haida Gwaii British Columbia (Haida Gwaii Institute) which opened my eyes to the world of collaborative and transdisciplinary science. I am currently investigating braiding Indigenous knowledge and western science in ecotoxicology as part of a larger partnership with IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, Grand Council Treaty 3, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. My goal as a graduate student is to research a meaningful topic that I can use to make change within the field of ecotoxicology, and I am grateful to be able to pursue this in the QE3 lab. You can find me on Twitter @limnologylydia.