Current Masters Student

Olorunifemi Aina
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo

Alan Akobundu
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Patrick

Daniel Amara Medina
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook
Topic area: Hydrology and ecology of glacial lakes (the topic is approximate, it could be changed later)
Previous education: Hydrology and Ecological assessment of water bodies status
Place of birth: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Places I have travelled: Canada, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, The Netherlands, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia, Cuba, Turkey
Hobbies: basketball, travelling, cycling, swimming, reading
dan.amaro@mail.ru

Sonia Bataebo
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Walker
Research: Age-Friendly Communities -Friendly for Whom?
Interest: Sports, Reading
From: Ghana
Previous Education: BA Geography and Resource Development(University of Ghana)
sob150@usask.ca

Nipa Dutta
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

Minika Ekanem
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble


Zoë Hagen
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Walker
Topic Area: Downtown Revitalization
Where I'm From: Saskatoon, SK
Previous Education: BA (Hon) Regional and Urban Planning
Places I've Been: Throughout Canada and USA, Mexico, England, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Thailand
Interests/Hobbies: Fashion, design, gardening, cooking, fitness, music, and art
 zmh293@usask.ca

Janine Hay
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Martyn Clark


Renata Leonhardt
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble
Topic Area: Renewable Energies
Where are you from: Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Previous education: BSc Geology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Camila Martins Godinho
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

Rhys McMaster
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

Vernoica Rohr
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Jill Blakley
Topic Area: Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment and Food Security
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

Selena Schut
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook
Topic area: Rocky Mountain Peatlands in Southern Alberta
From: Calgary, AB
Undergrad: Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC
Hobbies: hiking, climbing, gymnastics, art, knitting
 selena.schut13@gmail.com

Jingkun Shao
Degree Pursuing: M.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Avi Akkerman

Jacob (Cob) Staines
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy/Dr. Chris Spence
Topic Area: Snow interception and accumulation in coniferous forests
Previous Education: B.Sc. Physics, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Where I'm from: Sacramento, California, US
Interests/hobbies: Watching clouds, touching rocks, sliding on snow, listening to leaves

Sara Thompson
Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

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

Current PhD Students

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

Gervin Apatinga
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace

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

David Casson
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Martyn Clark

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

Benjamin Fawcett
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Walker
Topic Area: Urban Space, Planning, and Indigeneity in Saskatchewan
Where I'm From: Saskatoon, Treaty 6
Previous Education: BA Political Studies, U of S; MA Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Trent University
Email: ben.fawcett@usask.ca

Brennan Field
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Bell

Thiago Frank
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo

Tuyen Ha
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo

Arwa Jaradat
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble

Peter Lawford
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. John Pomeroy

Greg Lewallen
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

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

Mohamed Noureldin
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Ehab Diab

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

Maria Elisa Sanchez Garces
Degree Pursuing: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Irini Soubry
Degree Pursuing: Ph.D.
Supervisor: Dr. Xulin Guo
Previous Education: M. Sc. Geoinformation in Environmental Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, 2019 / B. Sc. Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2016
Places I’ve travelled: Brazil, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Turkey
Hobbies: Yoga, Hiking, Playing music, inline skating- ice skating, cooking, reading, travelling

Nichole Stoll

Degree Pursuing: M.Sc.
Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

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