TRU Science

MSc Showcase

Masters of Science in Environmental Science Showcase 
March 9, 2023

We invite faculty, fellow students and the general public to attend. The purpose is to allow first and second year MSc graduate students the opportunity to showcase their work to the TRU and Kamloops communities. 

March 9 (3:30-4:50 pm pm) in Scratch Cafe, Culinary Arts Building - Oral Presentations: First-year MSc ENVS students provide a 4-minute talk on their research.
March 9 (4:50-6:30 pm) in Scratch Cafe, Culinary Arts Building - Poster Presentations: Second-year MSc ENVS students will have their posters on display.  You can drop by at any point between 4:50 to 6:30 to walk around, look at posters, and ask questions

Thursday, March 9, 2023 (3:30-4:50 pm) 

Student Thesis Supervisor(s) Committee Members Title 
Keenan Baker L. Fraser W. Gardner, J. Church Multi-functional Pasture Rejuvenation in the Cariboo
Joseph Egeland N. Cheeptham,
K. Donkor
E. Bottos, H. Huttunen-Hennelly Towards Improved Bioremediation Techniques and Equipment for Real-World In-Situ Treatment of Hydrocarbon Contamination
Kelsey Freitag M. Reudink, A.McKellar S. Flemming, M. Shaikh,
D. Bradley
Examining Impacts of Climate Change and Habitat Loss on the Distribution and Abundance of Long-billed Curlews, a Species at Risk in Canada
Samantha Gidora L.Fraser, C. Lausen N. Cheeptham Investigation of eDNA Air Sampling as a Tool for Bat Conservation and Management: Implications for Mine Reclamation and Closure
Thane Martin M. Rakobowchuk H.Huttunen-Hennelly,
L. Mourot
The Effect of Dietary Salt Loading on Vascular Health
Taylor Powrie T. Pypker C. Huscroft, D. Hill,
B. Heise
Local Impacts of Climate Change: Quantifying Glacier Change in the Adams Watershed
Andrea Robinson J. Harvey M.Flannigan, W. Gardner, K.Iverson Forest Encroachment Drivers, Dynamics, and Wildfire Resiliency in Interior British Columbia
Komeil Sharafi M. Tawhid P. Tsigaris, M.Paetkau Analysis and Prediction of Global Warming Using Machine Learning Algorithms
Adam Soames W. Gardner C. Tarasoff, L. Fraser,
G. Gielens
Down and Dirty with the Knottiest Weeds - Sterilizing Excavated Soils Contaminated with Knotweed (Fallopia) Propagules
Robert Wester J. Church J. Urban, D. Prema, P. Adams Development of the Climate Master Cattle: A Novel Thermotolerant Cattle Breed for the Luxury Beef Markets 
Nesa White K. Larsen C. Mason, W. Gardner Understanding the Bighorn Decline in the Thompson River Region: An Investigation of Secwepemc Knowledge and Grasslands Health
Lindsay Whitehead K. Larsen J. Harvey, R. Higgins Beating the Heat: The Effects of Wildfire on Western Rattlesnake Population Demographics and Movement Patterns
Calen Wong K. Larsen L. Isaac, M. Paetkau Identifying Critical Habitat and Estimating Population Structure for Three Threatened Species of Snakes in the South Okanagan

Thursday, March 9, 2023 (4:50-6:30 pm)

Student  Thesis Supervisor(s) Committee Members Title
Adeola Ajayi L. Fraser, P. Tsigaris J. Wood Invasive Plant Species on British Columbia's Grasslands: A Policy Valuation for Control
Behnaz Bahroudi L. Fraser W. Gardner, T. Pypker, B. Lewis The Return of Grasslands: Harnessing the power of Soil Amendments for Achieving Ecosystem Reclamation in Closed Tailings Storage Facilities
Shesley Callison-Hanna L. Fraser W. Gardner, R. McCormick Legacy Impacts of Mining Reclamation Practices & Future Climatic Pressures at a Reclaimed Tailings Storage Facility
Cassandra Doolaege J. Church J. Urban, N. Ramroop Singh Oral Nutrient Supplementation of Neonatal Calves to mitigate Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Serena Girard M. Mehta C. Mason, W. Gardner Plant-based Foods and Sustainability: Perceptions of Consumers and Stakeholders
Natalie Maslowski J. Harvey, K. Hoffman M. Flannigan, L Fraser Impacts of Short-interval Wildfire on High-elevation Forest Regeneration in Glacier National Park, British Columbia
Veronica McKelvey K. Larsen, L. Isaac D. Carlyle-Moses The Chamber of Secrets: Uncovering the Natural and Not so Natural Overwintering Behavior of Snakes
Oluwayomi Modamori E. Mohammad, M. Tawhid Y. Yan, M. Shaikh Forest Fire Risk Assessment Using Machine Learning and Weather Data in British Columbia
Alex Prudhomme B. Heise M. Nicholson, J. Sorensen, R. Higgins Spearfishing: A Multi-pronged Approach to Control Invasive Smallmouth Bass in Clear Lake, Manitoba
Lily Ragsdale  K. Larsen, L. Isaac W. Gardner The Effect of Mitigation-driven Translocation on Snake Movement, Body Condition, and Survival
Shohreh Sahebi   D. Hill W. Gardner, M. Rahman Innovation Multi-scale Spatial Image Analysis: A Game Changer in Mapping and Managing Spotted Knapweed in Grassland Ecosystems
Aida Sajid P. Tsigaris  S. Barragan, T. Kading Transformative Drivers of Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary Organizations [2017-2020]
Mehrdad Sepehri Y. Nec R. Brewster, R. Kleiv Controlling Surface Flux in Landfill-well Coupled Flow in Perforated Horizontal Wells
Leona Shepherd M. Flannigan J. Harvey, W. Gardner Projecting Future Wildfire Spread Potential in British Columbia
 Gillian Spencer L. Fraser J. Karakatsoulis, T. Pypker, J. Church Measuring Edge Effects of Strip Harvested Lodgepole Pine
 Robert Wester J. Church J. Urban, D. Prema, P. Adams Development of the Climate Master Cattle: A Novel Thermotolerant Cattle Breed for the Luxury Beef Markets
 Meiyi Xiao L. Fraser W. Gardner, K. Donkor The Use of Biosolids to Restore Native Plant Communities in Semi-arid Grasslands