Current Masters Student

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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