Category Archives: Graduate Student Work

Of debes, wheelbarrows and oxcarts: Counting what counts among Kenyan smallholders – DGES PhD student, Beth Mburu writes about her fieldwork in Kenya

Of debes, wheelbarrows and oxcarts: Counting what counts among Kenyan smallholders By Beth Mburu, Phd Candidate (ABD), DGES On one sunny afternoon at the slopes of Mt. Kenya, I drove into an organization’s compound and backed up into the first … Continue reading

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DGES Grad Students hosting student research conference

The DGES Graduate Advisory Committee is hosting a student research conference on Friday May 2, 2014. The main purpose of the conference is to give DGES students a chance to share ideas and make everyone aware of the excellent research … Continue reading

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DGES Geocryology Lab

DGES’ Geocryology lab, headed by Dr. Chris Burn, recently got together for the annual lab photo.  The Geocryology lab group’s research focus is on the relations between climate and permafrost, the carbon content of permafrost, and ground-ice formation in near-surface permafrost. Dr. … Continue reading

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Three DGES grad students win awards from Association of Candian Universities for Northern Studies and the Canadian Northern Studies Trust

PhD students Brendan O’Neill & Erica Oberndorfer and MSc student Sarah Quann recently won 3 prestigious awards from the scholarship program of ACUNS (Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies). ACUNS established its scholarship program, the Canadian Northern Studies Trust … Continue reading

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DGES Alumni – where are they now?

Carol Hunsberger, PhD (2012) is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.  On January 1, 2014, she will take up her new position at the University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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New academic appointments

DGES is pleased to welcome new academic appointments Stephan Gruber – Associate Professor and CRC Tier II Research Chair Stephan Gruber’s research interest concerns the cryosphere and its interactions with climate, geomorphic, ecologic, and human systems. He likes fieldwork and … Continue reading

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Recent DGES PhD grad awarded NSERC VIsiting Fellowship

PETER MORSE, a recent PhD graduate, was awarded an NSERC Visiting Fellowship in April to work with Stephen Wolfe and team members of the Transportation Risk in the Arctic to Climate Sensitivity (TRACS) project, which is part of the Climate Change … Continue reading

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