Faculty and Staff
School of the Environment Faculty
Dr. Linda Campbell
Dr. Campbell is Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences and the principal investigator of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health Laboratory research group. Her research interests include how trace metals and contaminants cycles in aquatic food webs across Canada and around the world. Dr. Campbell is also interested in using multi-disciplinary approaches to improve our understanding of anthropogenic and natural impacts in the environment, with a focus on aquatic ecosystems. She is establishing a trace-element clean-room laboratory at Saint Mary’s University for advanced research in contaminant biogeochemistry. Within the Dynamic Environment and Ecosystem Health Research (DEEHR) Laboratory, she has supervised many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working on diverse research projects. Dr. Campbell’s research group has published extensively, with over 50 peer-review publications on projects in China, Africa, Argentina, Canada and the USA supported by several millions of dollars in research funding.
- ENVS 2300: Environmental Science: Populations & Ecosystems (2011-2013)
- ENVS 4827/5827: Environmental Contaminants (2012- current)
Dr. Tony Charles, Director
Dr. Charles is a professor in the Sobey School of Business and the Environmental Science Department, teaching environment and sustainability courses in both. He is also the Acting Director for the School of the Environment. Tony specializes in interdisciplinary research on natural resources and the environment, covering such topics as community-based management, ecosystem-based management and climate change adaptation.He leads the global Community Conservation Research Network (www.CommunityConservation.Net), based at Saint Mary’s, which focuses on local conservation and sustainable livelihoods. He is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, a Gulf of Maine Visionary Award winner, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management. Tony works equally at a local level (with aboriginal and coastal communities across Atlantic Canada), nationally (in particular, providing guidance to the Canadian and Nova Scotian governments), and globally (e.g., with the United Nations and the OECD).
- SMBA 6801 Environment & Sustainability Management (also listed as MGSC 4848)
- ENVS 4440 Environmental Policy
- ENVS 4450 Natural Resource Management
- ENVS 4499 Seminar on the Environment
- ECON 6611 Sustainable Resource Management
Dr. Cathy Conrad
Dr. Conrad is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s University and Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Conrad's research background is in community-based environmental monitoring and water-security, having founded the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network (now the Atlantic Water Network). Through this work, I have conducted research around the world, assisting communities in better understanding a variety of environmental concerns, often employing citizen science. As a more recent research shift to water and food security in West Africa, particularly the Gambia, new questions around environmental migrants and migration in general has emerged. I am now working on irregular migration in West Africa, migration as a rite of passage and climate change migration on the African continent.
- GEOG 3350: Sub-Saharan Africa
- GEOG 4828: Geography Behind the Headlines
- GEOG 4100: International Field School
- GEOG XXXX: Geography of Development
Dr. Claudia De Fuentes
Claudia De Fuentes is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University (SMU). She is the Program Coordinator of the Master of Management in Cooperatives and Credit Unions (MMCCU).
Her research experience includes innovation in organizations and contributions to place-making, systems of innovation, the creation and use of knowledge in a globalized economy, new forms of academia–industry collaboration, and science, technology and innovation policy.
She is currently working on the following research projects: i) impact assessment of innovation policy, sustainability and clean-tech, ii) urban coalitions for gateway development, iii) the role of the craft wine industry in Nova Scotia on innovation and place-making, iv) immigration in the agri-food industry.
She has done research and lectured internationally in Mexico, Canada, Sweden, Vietnam, and Peru on topics such as innovation systems, innovation policy, innovation management, global innovation, and entrepreneurship. She has supervised PhD and Master's theses on related topics.
Her work has received international attention and her publications have received over 1,000 thousand citations (Google Scholar, Jan 2023) by academics and policy-makers. She is an editorial board member of Innovation and Development, the International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, and has guest-edited special issues in Science and Public Policy, Innovation and Development, and International Business Review and for SAGE Publications.
Dr. Cathy Driscoll
Dr. Cathy Driscoll is Professor of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Prior to Saint Mary’s, she worked as a project manager and policy advisor with the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in Ottawa. She is one of the original co-investigators for the development of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network. Her research interests include business ethics, sustainability management education, stakeholder management, and spiritual and religious values in ethical decision making. She has published articles on the topic of sustainability and stakeholder management in The Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, and The Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.Courses taught:
- MGMT3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
- MGMT6694 Ethical Issues in the World of Business
- Responsible Leadshiper I
- Responsible Leadership II
Dr. Kate Ervine
Dr. Kate Ervine holds a PhD in Political Science from York University. Her research draws on the traditions of critical political economy and political ecology to examine global environmental governance, the politics of climate change mitigation, global carbon markets and carbon offsetting, climate finance to the Global South, and climate justice.
Dr. Ervine is currently working on co-producing Carbon Addicts, a short documentary film that is being funded through a collaborative grant under the SSHRC-funded project The Hidden Costs of Global Supply Chains. The film will be carried by Scientific American upon completion. Dr. Ervine is also working on a book project, The Everyday Politics of Global Environmental Problems, under contract with Polity Press. Finally, she maintains an active research project that examines the political economy of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement under which the rules for global carbon trading and carbon offsetting are being developed, in addition to researching the politics of using market mechanisms to raise climate finance for the Global South.
Dr. Ervine is the author of Carbon (Polity Press, 2018), the co-editor (with Gavin Fridell) of Beyond Free Trade: Alternative Approaches to Trade, Politics, and Power (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), and the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. She currently sits as a full member of Carbon Market Watch, an international policy and advocacy organization headquartered in Belgium; she is a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia; and she works with the Affordable Energy Coalition on issues energy justice in Nova Scotia.
- IDST 2301 – Introduction to Development Studies: Perspectives
- IDST 2302 – Introduction to Development Studies: Policies and Practice
- IDST 3848 – The Everyday Politics of Global Environmental Problems
- IDST 4500 – Honours Seminar in International Development Studies
- IDST 4470/5570 – Environment and Development
- Faculty Website: https://www.smu.ca/researchers/arts/kateervine/
Dr. Jonathan Fowler
Dr. Fowler is a Professor in the Anthropology Department. As a Landscape Archaeologist, he is interested in locating and investigating physical evidence of human activity as well as understanding how human relationships with the environment are culturally mediated. Dr. Fowler's interdisciplinary research into early colonial settlements in Nova Scotia emphasizes the importance of Indigenous people in colonial society and includes long-running archaeological field investigations in partnership with a wide range of communities and organizations. Among his research interests are archaeological geophysics, public archaeology, and critical heritage studies.
- ANTH 3378: Landscape Archaeology
- ANTH 4378: Advanced Landscape Archaeology
- ANTH 3379: Archaeology of Acadia
- ANTH 3573: Archaeology of Halifax
- ANTH 4467: Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology
Dr. Gavin Fridell
Dr. Gavin Fridell’s research focuses on trade and trade justice through the lens of international political economy, critical development studies, and psychoanalytic theory. He has published books and articles on fair trade and free trade, the global coffee industry, alternative trade, global value chains, and trade and investment agreements, based on research in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada. His research focuses on: 1) advancing critical assessments of free trade, whose alternative insights have often been denied in conventional trade thinking; and 2) developing socially and ecologically sustainable alternative trade models. His work places social power, ideology, history, and politics central to the analysis of trade. He has worked on several collaborative initiatives with academics, social justice groups, nongovernmental organizations, and policy networks, including the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Recent collaborative work with fair traders has resulted in the co-edited book (with Zack Gross and Sean McHugh), The Fair Trade Handbook: Building a Better World Together.
- GDST 1000 Global Development in Turbulent Times
- GDST 2401 Fair Trade and Free Trade
- GDST 4840 Trade, Justice and Power
Dr. David Gauthier
Dr. Gauthier, now retired, was a faculty member of Geography in Saint Mary’s University Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. He served as the University’s Vice-President (Academic and Research) and University Secretary from 2010 to 2016. Formerly at the University of Regina for 25 years, he served as that University’s Vice-President Research for 3 years, as well as founding the Centre for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and serving 11 years as the Executive Director of the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC). Author of over 140 publications and recipient of over 120 academic awards, grants and contracts, Dr. Gauthier was active in international conservation research having conducted studies in protected ecological areas planning and management, ecological indicators for sustainable communities, applications of GIS in natural resources management, rural social cohesion, human adaptations to climate change, and ecological land classification. He was the General Manager and Publisher of the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. He has supervised, served on or administered committees for 40 graduate students.
Dr. Philip Giles
Dr. Giles is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. His research interests are broadly in geomorphology and remote sensing. He has conducted studies in coastal environments (sand dunes) and fluvial landscapes (alluvial fans), and currently applies satellite image analysis and digital elevation model processing to geomorphic studies. He is a co-author of Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography (Third and Fourth Canadian editions) and Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences (First and Second Canadian editions).
- GEOG 2306: Geospatial Concepts
- GEOG 2310: Geography of Canada
- GEOG 2313: Geomorphology
- GEOG 2356: Inquiry and Explanation in Geography
- GEOG 3100: Geography Field School
- GEOG 3433: Fluvial Geomorphology
- GEOG 3356: Remote Sensing of the Environment
- GEOG 4423: Glacial Geomorphology
Dr. Heather Green
Dr. Heather Green is an assistant professor in the Department of History who specializes in environmental history and histories of Indigenous-settler relations with a particular focus on the Canadian North. Dr. Green focuses on resource extraction, mining history, and histories of environment and tourism. She has published her environmental history work in journals such as the Canadian Historical Review, Inuit Studies, the Journal of Tourism History, and the Northern Review. Her first book, The Great Upheaval: Gold Mining and Environmental Change in the Klondike (forthcoming with UBC Press) examines colonial history of gold mining and environmental transformation in relation to Indigenous-setter relations in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory. She was privileged to work with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation in Dawson City throughout that research process. She is currently working on a collaborative project that examines the various concepts of borders and boundaries in the Canadian North. Heather is an editor and executive member of the Network in Canadian History and Environment.
- HIST 2833: Environmental History of North America
Dr. Jason Grek-Martin
Dr. Grek-Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. He is a cultural and historical geographer and his research analyzes the rich and multi-faceted concept of place—particularly the dynamic and power-laden processes by which places are constructed, contested, and imbued with complex meanings by individuals and communities. Jason’s current research explores place-making primarily in the context of travel and tourism to heritage sites with a dark past, drawing on a robust interdisciplinary scholarship developing at the intersection of dark tourism, media tourism, heritage studies and geographies of memory. In addition, he has ongoing research interests in the historical and contemporary intersections between culture, nature and place, particularly in relation to the ‘cultures of nature’ associated with parks in Halifax. While environmental issues feature prominently in many of his courses, Jason’s interests in the geographic manifestations of culturally-contingent concepts of nature are explicitly addressed in GEOG 3329: Geographical Perspectives on Nature.
- GEOG 1100: Global Perspectives on Land & Life
- GEOG 2349: Cultural Geography
- GEOG 3329: Geographical Perspectives on Nature
- GEOG 4449: Tourist Geographies
Dr. Mary Hale
Dr. Jacob Hanley
Dr. Hanley is appointed in the Department of Geology. His research interests include: quantitative fluid and melt inclusion studies in magmatic ore-forming systems with a focus on Ni-Cu-PGE and alkalic porphyry deposits; ore body characterization with a focus on understanding the mineralogical factors controlling PGE and deleterious metal distribution with a goal of maximizing mining process efficiency and environmental protection; hydrothermal experimental studies involving the synthesis of fluid and melt inclusions; alteration and stable isotope studies surrounding magmatic ore deposits with a focus on the Sudbury Igneous Complex. His undergraduate and graduate students are working on fluid and melt inclusion studies in hydrothermal-magmatic ore-forming systems. A major goal of his current studies is to develop cost-effective geochemical exploration criteria that may be used to identify mineralized intrusions.
- GEOL 4441 Mineral Resources
Dr. Karen Harper
Karen Harper is an adjunct professor in the Biology Department and in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. She has also taught in the Department of Environmental Science and in the Applied Science program. Her research in plant ecology focuses on vegetation structure at forest edges, which relates to conservation, forest management and climate change. She has led interdisciplinary collaborative research projects on the forest tundra ecotone (treeline) in Canada and forested wetlands in Atlantic Canada. One of her current projects is a global synthesis of studies on forest edges.
Courses taught at SMU:
- APSC 6600 Graduate Seminar
- APSC 6608 Applied Statistics
- BIOL 2324 Ecology
- ENVS 2200 Intro to Environmental Science
- GEOG 3328 Statistical Methods for Geographers
Dr. Randle Hart
Dr. Randle Hart is an Associate Professor of sociology. His research focuses on sociology of science, sociology of the environment (especially endangered species and human-animal relations), and social movements. He is currently working with Timothy Frasier (Biology, SMU) and Philip Hamilton (Anderson Cabot Centre for Ocean Life; New England Aquarium) on a Genome Canada grant on North Atlantic Right Whale conservation (www.rightwhalegenomes.ca). This research focuses on science mobilization and stakeholder cooperation.
- SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology
- SOCI 3310 Society and the Environment
- SOCI 3333 Social Movements
Dr. Chantal Hervieux
Dr. Hervieux is the Director of the Centre for Leadership excellence. Dr. Hervieux also has close to twenty years experience in retail business management given that prior to her university studies, she worked for several companies including United Colors of Benetton.
Previous to joining Saint Mary’s University (summer 2014). Dr. Hervieux received numerous awards, scholarship, published and presented her work on social entrepreneurship and strategy at numerous conferences and published articles in specialized literature and academic journals. Since 2004 she has been involved at the Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Research Chair where her work included the drafting and presentation of numerous reports bearing on Quebec’s sustainable development law as well as commentaries pertaining to sustainable development strategies and GES emissions, both provincial and federal.
Hervieux is a participating member of the Montreal pole of the Network for Business Sustainability. The network brings together business leaders (in two leader’s councils – Industry association council and SME council) and academic experts who work together producing research that is linked to practice and practices that are guided by research.
Dr. Pierre Jutras
Dr. Jutras is appointed in the Department of Geology. He is also currently serving in the Graduate Research Committee. His perhaps most important contribution was the identification of a tendency for groundwater alkalinity in early Palaeozoic times, just prior to the radiation of land plants, form his work on Ordovician palaeosols. He has also worked extensively on a rare type of calcrete that had previously only been recognized within Quaternary deposits of Central Australia. These phreatic calcretes are genetically associated with the periphery of evaporitic basins, which are important targets for both the mining and petroleum industries.
The present work of Dr. Pierre Jutras includes: Carboniferous palaeoenvironments in eastern Canada and Scotland; evolution of the Carboniferous Windsor Sea margins; climatic signatures in ancient regoliths and soils; the petrology of siderite bands above Pennsylvanian coal seams in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Min-Jung Kwak
Dr. Min-Jung Kwak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Her research interests are located at the intersection of economic, urban and social geography, with a regional focus on Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region. Four substantive areas of her research are: Globalization and transnational migration; International education industry; Immigrant entrepreneurship; and Immigrant health care services. She has investigated the social implications and local impacts of global economic processes paying particular attention to the everyday lives of (im)migrants. This also includes an interest in public policy making around migration and settlement issues.
- GEOG1100: Global Perspectives on Land & Life
- GEOG2341: Economic Geography
- GEOG3146: Qualitative Research Methods in Geography
- GEOG3351: Demography & Migration
- GEOG4150: Geographical Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Development
- SMU Geography Faculty & Staff: https://www.smu.ca/geography/geography-faculty-and-staff.html
Dr. Marc Lamoureux
Dr. Lamoureux is a national/international expert in chemical instrumental analysis and chemical speciation of environmental samples. Dr. Lamoureux is also very active with outreach activities such as the Mini-University program, which is a multi-disciplinary programme for 9-14 year old children held every summer. He has also taught chemistry in French at the two Halifax/Dartmouth French high schools.
Dr. Jeremy Lundholm
- TransCoastal Adaptations
- CB Wetlands and Environmental Specialists
- J Lundholm Google Scholar Citations
Dr. Robert J. McCalla
Dr. McCalla is a Professor Emeritus with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. His research and teaching interests are in maritime transportation such as how to reduce the impacts of the shipping industry on the marine environment. He has published in journals such as Journal of Transport Geography, the Canadian Geographer and Maritime Policy and Management. He is also the author of Water Transportation in Canada (Formac, 1994).
Dr. Myles McCallum
Dr. McCallum is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. He specializes in Roman archaeology, archaeological ceramics, Roman villas, and ancient urbanism. His current research focuses on settlement in the Italian countryside during antiquity (from the 8th century BCE to the 7th century CE) as well as the changes in urbanism brought about as a result of the Roman conquest of Italy. This includes reconstructing elements of the ancient environment to understand the context of human activities such as craft production and agriculture in the past as well as anthropogenic changes to the ancient landscape. He has been awarded two SSHRC Standard Research Grants for work in the Basentello Valley of southern Italy and more recently a SSHRC Insight Grant and a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship (Harvard) for his ongoing work on Roman villas and imperial estates in the Apennines of central Italy. Dr. McCallum’s research is highly collaborative and his research teams include colleagues from McMaster University, Oxford University, Queen’s University, the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Calgary, the University of Roma, La Sapienza, the University of l’Aquila, and the University of La Tuscia, as well as colleagues and students from Saint Mary’s University. Dr. McCallum is also the Co-Editor of Mouseion, the Journal of the Classical Association of Canada.
- Modern Languages and Classics
- Villa of Titus Excavations
- Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project
- Pompeii Pottery
Dr. Margaret McKee
Dr. Margaret McKee is an Associate Professor of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. She integrates significant discussion of business’ environmental responsibilities in the core ethics courses she teaches in the Bachelor of Commerce and MBA programs. Margaret is the Academic Lead in the Sobey School of Business for the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Implementation Group, and a member of the PRME North America Steering Committee. Her focus has been on promoting the integration of the PRME Principles within the business school, as well as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prior to joining Saint Mary’s, Margaret had a 20-year career in corporate affairs where she had involvement with corporate social responsibility initiatives. She has a variety of research interests linked to leadership, business ethics and sustainability. Some of her recent research projects include an examination of sustainability education in Canadian business schools, an analysis of the sustainability reports of PRME signatory schools from around the world, and research on the corporate social responsibility practices of Vietnamese firms.
- MGMT3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
- MGMT6694 Ethical Issues in the World of Business
- EMBA 5516 Special topics in Ethics, Law and Governance
Dr. Hugh Millward
Dr. Hugh Millward is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. His specialty is urban geography, with a focus on development issues and land-use planning. This interest also extends to urban transportation planning and management. He contributed to the initial Halifax Regional Municipal Plan, approved in 2006, through his service on the Regional Planning Committee. He has also served on committees preparing district and local development plans, and was a long-time member of the Dartmouth Lakes Advisory Board. Currently he chairs the Halifax Active Transportation Advisory Committee.
Dr. Millward’s recent research relates to geographical variations in urban transportation modes, with an emphasis on active-transport walking. This research seeks to understand how community location, density, and design promote or deter healthy and environment-friendly transport choices.
- GEOG 4442/5642 Urban Planning
- GEOG 3340 Geography of Nova Scotia
Dr. Mathew Novak
Dr. Mathew Novak is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Saint Mary’s. His research focuses on the development of the urban landscape, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map processes and patterns of urban change. Currently he is working on inner city regeneration processes in mid-sized centres, including condominium development and the ways independent shops can carve out a niche in an increasingly corporatised retail environment.
Dr. Georgia Pe-Piper
Dr. Pe-Piper, now retired, was appointed in the Department of Geology. Her research interests include the use of mineralogy and geochemistry to interpret the origins of igneous rocks, the source and origins of petroleum reservoirs, and the interpretation of ancient landscapes. She works particularly in Nova Scotia and the Aegean region (Greece). Her present work includes: origins of young volcanic eruptions in the Aegean; granites and associated mineral deposits, particularly rare-earth element minerals, in the Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia; and reconstructing the sources and history of sandstone reservoirs for petroleum in the offshore Scotian Basin. She contributes to the SOE a broad technical understanding of natural resources, both energy and minerals, and knowledge of natural hazard issues.
Dr. Mark Raymond
- ECON 3361 Fisheries Economics
- ECON 3363 Environmental Economics
- ECON 3362 Natural Resource Economics
Dr. Cristian Suteanu
Dr. Suteanu is a Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, cross-appointed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Department of Environmental Science. His research focuses on nonlinear analysis and modeling of natural systems; applications include climate variability, renewable energy, and natural hazards. On the other hand, he studies epistemological aspects of our interaction with the environment. His courses include Environmental Information Management, Statistical Methods in Geography, Natural Hazards, Environmental Pattern Analysis, as well as graduate and post-doc courses on nonlinear approaches to natural complex systems. He is the Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science.
Dr. Peter Twohig
Dr. Peter Twohig is a Professor in the Department of History and the Atlantic Canada Studies program. He is an historian of health and medicine, with particular interests in the areas of public health, the nature of expertise and knowledge claims, and the organization of health care work. He is the author of two books, co-edited a series of books on the interdisciplinary study of health, illness and disease, and is the author of a large number of articles in a variety of academic disciplines and in clinical science journals.
Dr. Danika van Proosdij
Dr. Danika van Proosdij is a coastal geomorphologist with a background in physical geography, biology and geomatics who specializes in process geomorphology and biogeography of intertidal ecosystems. She is the Director of the Intertidal Coastal Sediment Transport (In_CoaST) Research Unit and Coordinator of the Maritime Provinces Spatial Analysis Research Center (MP_SpARC). In addition, she is an active member of SMaRTS (Salt Marsh and Restricted Tidal Sytems) working group of the Bay of Fundy ecosystem partnership and she acts as a scientific consultant to CB Wetlands and Environmental Specialists that is responsible for the majority of coastal ecosystem restoration projects in Nova Scotia. Danika also works closely with the Nova Scotia government, advocating the use of environmentally sustainable coastal engineering protection works to mitigate the effects of climate change, particularly sea level rise. Most of her current research focuses on the ecomorphodynamics (study of the interaction and feedbacks that occur between topography, biota, hydrodynamics and sedimentary processes and the resultant adjustments of morphology) of macrotidal ecosystems at a range of spatial and temporal scales and how human activities and climate change influence these processes.
Dr. J. Kevin Vessey
Dr. Vessey is a Professor in the Department of Biology and the former Associate Vice President Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. His teaching and research area is in plant physiology, particularly the functional interactions between crop plants and beneficial micro-organisms, particularly as these apply to biofuel feedstock crops. He has supervised over 25 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and has been awarded several regional and national research awards. Positions in which he has recently served, or is currently serving, include: Council Member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Advisory Committees for the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust and BioFuelNet Canada, and the Boards of Directors for the Atlantic Environmental Sciences Network, Offshore Energy Research Association, and Plant Inoculants Canada.
Dr. Lyndan Warner
- HIST 2201 Environmental History of Europe
- HIST 2201WW Environmental History of Europe online
Dr. ML Wei
Dr. Wei is an assistant professor at the Sobey School of Business where they teach Marketing Policy and Marketing Communications. Dr. Wei's research focuses on ethical consumption, including fair-trade, local and organic food, as well as community-minded, green enterprises. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, Dr. Wei's research questions how consumers develop knowledge about the marketplace. Dr. Wei’s research has assisted various local businesses in their attempts at growing sustainably. Dr. Wei's research has been supported by provincial programs as well as by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Dr. Aldona Wiacek
Dr. Wiacek is cross-appointed in the Departments of Environmental Science as well as Astronomy & Physics. She is interested in remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases involved in air pollution and climate and also in the climate effects of aerosol (suspended particles) through cloud interactions. Her research includes the development of ground- and satellite-based remote sensing instrumentation and data analysis techniques (retrieval algorithms and inverse theory). She is currently establishing the Tropospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory (TRSL) to characterize atmospheric composition in the planetary boundary layer at SMU and in the field, with the end goal of improving the understanding and prediction of atmospheric processes.
Dr. Wiacek helped establish the Toronto Atmospheric Observatory as part of her Ph.D. studies at the University of Toronto. She then researched aerosol-cloud interactions as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute (ETH) in Zürich. Finally, she held the position of Research Associate (remote sensing of aerosols) at Dalhousie University before joining SMU in 2013.
- ENVS 1250 Physical Processes in the Environment
- ENVS 2300 Environmental Science: Populations & Ecosystems
- ENVS 2310 Environmental Science: Energy, Resources & Pollution
- ENVS 3360 Climate Change