Current Masters Student

Jennifer Archibald
Degree Pursuing: MA
Topic Area: Sketch Mapping
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Bell
Previous Education: BSc LUEST (UofS) 
Where I'm from: Saskatoon
Places Traveled: Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Ukraine, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Spain, England, Jamaica, Cuba, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, USA, and Canada
jennifer.archibold@usask.ca

Maria Armstrong
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Topic Area: Prairie wetland water quality
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Cherie Westbrook and Dr. Helen Baulch, SENS
Previous Education: B.Sc. in Environmental Science (Dalhousie University)
Where I’m from: Nova Scotia
maria.armstrong@usask.ca

Andrea Berry
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Topic Area: Prairie settlement and displacement at the turn of the twentieth century
Supervisor: Dr. Abraham Akkerman
Previous Education: B.A. Archaeology (historical and plains archaeology)
Where I’m from: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Places I’ve Traveled: all over Saskatchewan from Eastend to Uranium City, and Alberta
Interests/Hobbies: horseback riding; kayaking, art, archaeology, cooking/baking, the environment animal rights
amb640@mail.usask.ca

Serena Foster
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Jill Blakley

Sarah Gee
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Topic Area: Environmental Assessments
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble
Previous Education: University of Alberta - Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and Political Science: One semester with SENS - University of Saskatchewan 2016
Where I'm from: London, Ontario
Places I've Travelled: Around Lake Huron, Toronto, Windsor, Niagara Falls and Ottawa in Ontarioa, Edmondon, Peace River, Banff, Red Deer in Alberta, Saskatoon, Regina, Waskesiu, Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Wisonsin, Ohio and Michigan in the United States
Interests/Hobbies: The gym, yoga, nature hikes, documentaries, dogs, travelling

Kristin Martin
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Topic Area: Radon signature in vegetation
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo
Previous Education: BSc Geology
Where I'm from: Admiral, SK
Places I've travelled: Nunavut, New Brunswick, England, Cuba
Interests/Hobbies: cooking, hiking
kjm316@mail.usask.ca

Karlee McLaughlin
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Topic Area: First Nations drinking water
Supervisor: Dr. Lalita Bharadwaj, School of Public Health
kmm435@mail.usask.ca

Jason Mercer
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Topic Area: Hydrodynamics of alpine wetlands in recently deglaciated terrain
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Kevin Newman
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Dirk de Boer

Ning Qiao
Degree Pursuing: Msc Geography
Topic Area: Environmental Remote Sensing
Supervisor: Dr Xulin Guo
Previous Education: Northwest A&F University, China
Where I'm from: Shandong Province, China
Places Traveled: Some Chinese cities
niq403@mail.usaska.ca

Vernoica Rohr
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Topic Area: Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment and Food Security
Supervisor: Dr. Jill Blakley
Previous Education: BA Geography, Regional and Urban Planning
Where I'm from: Saskatoon SK
Places I've travelled: Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Cuba, Mexico, United States
Interests/Hobbies: Camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening, travelling
var190@mail.usask.ca

Beth Thiessen
Degree Pursuing: Master of Arts
Topic Area: Community engagement in the Environmental Impact Assessment process in Nunavut
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble
Previous Education: BA Hon in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan
Where I'm from: Dalmeny, SK
Places I've Travelled: England, Ireland, Belgium, France, Italy
Interests/Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, backcountry camping, canoeing, embroidery

Mohamadreza Zarcheshm
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence Martz

Current PhD Students

Nikolas Aksamit
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Topic Area: Blowing Snow in Alpine Terrain
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: BSc, MSc in Mathematics at University of Utah
Where I’m from: Boise, Idaho
Places I’ve Traveled: The alpine nooks and crannies of Western North America
Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, climbing, math
n.aksamit@usask.ca

Holly Annand
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Topic Area: Agricultural Drainage
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering
Where I'm from: Melfort SK
Places I've travelled: Western Canada!, Germany, Fiji, Panama, Costa Rica and the States
Interests/Hobbies: cycling, skiing, farming, running, crossfit, cooking, reading
holly.annand@usask.cas

Caroline Aubry-Wake
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Topic Area: Glacier and snow melt in the Canadian Rockies
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: MSc in Earth Sciences, McGill University
Where I'm from: Rimouski, QC
Places I've Travelled: Alaska, Svalbard, China, Peru, and all over Canada
Interests/Hobbies: Mainly climbing rock and ice and skiing

Warrick Baijius
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Patrick
Previous Education: BA in Geography from Vancouver Island University, M.A. U of S
Where I’m from: Nanaimo BC
Places Traveled: UK, Peru and through the USA

Andre Bertoncini
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Topic Area: Hydrology
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: B.Sc. in Geography and M.Sc. in Remote Sensing (INPE - National institute for Space Research, Brazil)
Where I'm from: Florianopolis, Brazil
Places I've travelled: Canada (BC, AB, SK, ON and QC), western US and NY, Agentina (Patagonia), Chile, Uruguay, most of southern and central Brazil
Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, biking, volleyball, soccer, music

Tengfei Cui
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D. 
Topic Area: Detect grassland dynamics with remote sensing
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo and Dr. Lawrence Martz
tengfei.cui@usask.ca

Benjamin Fawcett
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Walker

Phillip Harder
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy

Daniel Karran
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: The engineering of peatland hydrology by beaver
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Sebastian Krogh
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Hydrology/Water Resources
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: Civil Engineer (MSc)
Where I’m from: Chile
Interests/Hobbies: Climbing, Hiking, Bikes, Books and Traveling
sek019@mail.usask.ca

Nicolas Leroux
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Hydrology, snowmelt processes
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: Engineering degree in Fluid Dynamics, ENSEEIHT, INP Toulouse, France
Places I’ve Traveled: Canada, USA, Ireland, France Germany, Spain, Marocco, Greece, Chile
Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, camping, running
nicolas.leroux@usask.ca

Wanda Leung
Degree Pursuing: PhD 
Topic Area: Environmental assessment effectiveness and uncertainty
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble
Previous Education: H.B.Sc. (Toronto), M.E.S. (Wilfrid Laurier) 
Where I’m from: Toronto, Ontario
Places traveled: Hong Kong, US, Korea
 wanda.leung@usask.ca

Meng Li
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Grasslands ecosystem geo-simulation
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo
Previous Edu: Northwest A&F Univ. 
Where I'm from: China
gismatthew@gmail.com

Xiaojing Lu
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D. 
Topic Area: West Nile Virus Prediction Model
Supervisors: Drs. Paul Hackett and Xulin Guo

Zhibang Lv
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D. 
Topic Area: Snow Data Assimilation
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy
Previous Education: MSc from Lanzhou University, China
Where I’m from: Jiayuguan City, Gansu Province, China
Places I’ve Traveled: Northern China, Western Canada
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Fishing, Cooking
zhibang.lv@usask.ca

Chris Marsh
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D. 
Topic Area: Hydrology / Modeling
Supervisors: Drs. John Pomeroy and Howard Wheater
Previous Education: M.Sc. Physical Geography 2012; B.Sc. (Hons.) Physical Geography, (Minor) Math, (Minor)Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
Where I'm from: Saskatoon, SK
Places Traveled: Most of Canada, USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway
Interests/hobbies: Canoeing (white-water mostly and flat water), camping, 
downhill skiing, squash, most things outdoors related, programming
cbm038@mail.usask.ca
www.chrismarsh.ca

Alasdair Morrison
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Flood risk management
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Sarem M.M. Nejad
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Indigeneity and ethno-cultural diversity in urban planning and design
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Walker
Previous Education: MSc, Urban planning and design (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)
Bsc, Geomatics Engineering (University of Tehran, Iran)
Where I’m from: Tehran, Iran
Places I’ve travelled: Several cities in Europe, Middle East, and Canada
sarem.nejad@usask.ca

Kelechi J. Nwanekezie
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

Boabang Owusu
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Topic Area: Aboriginal Health- Community level Type II diabetes interventions
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Hackett
Where I’m from: Berekum, Ghana
Interest: Soccer and basketball
boo019@mail.usask.ca

Dhiraj Pradhananga

Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Climate Change and Glacier Hydrology
Supervisor: John Pomeroy
Previous Education: Master of Environment (University of Melbourne, 2003), M.Sc. in Meteorology (Tribhuvan University, 1996) 
Where I'm from: Kathmandu, Nepal  
Places Traveled: Australia; USA; Several places in Asia and Europe
 dhp355@mail.usask.ca

Muhammad Tubbsum
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Land Use change on aboriginal lands over time
Supervisor: Ryan Walker

Hongye Wu
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Topic Area: Hydrological dynamics of high elevation wetlands
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook
Previous Education: B.Sc. Geography
Where I’m from: China
 hongye.wu@usask.ca

Xiaolei Yu
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D. 
Topic Area: Remote Sensing
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo

Postal Address for Grad Students

Postal address for grad students:
Name of Student
Department of Geography & Planning
117 Science Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK  S7N 5C8
Canada   

E-mail address to contact all grad students:
geog_grad@usask.ca