TRU Science

MSc Showcase

Masters of Science in Environmental Science Showcase 
March 7, 2024

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 7 (3:30-5:00 pm) in Scratch Cafe, Culinary Arts Building - Oral Presentations: First-year MSc ENVS students provide a 3-minute talk on their research.
March 7 (5:00-6:30 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 5:00 to 6:30 to walk around, look at posters, and ask questions

Thursday, March 7, 2024 (3:30-5:00 pm) 

Student Thesis Supervisor(s) Committee Members Title 
Mehranzsdat Ahmadvand K. Thomas-Francois Y. Hu Information communication technology at hotels; A route to sustainable development.
Maria Ariza Gallego L. Gosselin E. Studd & M. Rakobowchuk Hot topic: Role of elevated temperature in juvenile marine invertebrate performance
Natalie Atherton D. Prema & J. Church    K. Donkor    Feed Alternatives: NMR Analysis of Brown Seaweeds   
Kara Atkinson K. Larsen & L.A. Isaac    L. Fraser    Taming of the Mouse: Small mammal population dynamics in a changing climate   
Tanya Brouwers L. Fraser    W. Gardner, S. Bittman, J. Church & M. Preston    Digging into the Future: Unearthing the Secrets of Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration in a Recently Converted Cropping System   
Selena Carl B. Heise E. McGraft & J. Sorensen Where are the fish babies: Migration and habitat use of juvenile Chinook Salmon using Accoustic Telemetry in the Okanagan River system
Gabriel Carpendale K. Caton    D. Hill, P. Brouder & B. Grimwood    Rethinking Disaster: Using Post-Humanist Ethics to Redefine Disaster Mitigation in British Columbia   
Paloma de la Vega L. Gosselin M. Reudink & E. Bottos Interacting Effects of Multiple Stressors on Juvenile Marine Invertebrate's Mortality
Gianna Florez Ariza C. Mason    T. Pypker & J. Wood    Beyond Boundaries: The Economic and Environmental Significance of Carbon Sequestration in BC Protected Areas   
Matthew Francis J. Church, E. Bork & L. Fraser        Smart Ranching: Harnessing Tech for Greener Pastures   
Mae Frank K. Larsen J. Burgar & J. Tomal On the Hunt: Understanding the dynamics between prey populations and fisher diet in the Columbia population.
Devin Halcrow T. Pypker    S. Spencer, B. Heise & D. Carlyle-Moses    Hillslope Runoff & Erosion Mitigation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mulching Treatments in the Deadman River Watershed   
Sunny Han P. Tsigaris & L. Fraser J. Wood How much taxes will stakeholders willing to pay for mining reclamation
Olivier Jumeau J. Harvey    E. Studd & A. Ford    Post-fire caribou habitat regeneration in Ulkatcho Territory   
John Kang L. Fraser    W. Gardner & J. Bainard    Cows in the forest: Exploring soil carbon in a grazed strip-thinned silvopasture.   
Sylvie Lloyd P. Tsigaris    T. Dickinson & M. Sun    What is Wildlife Worth? A Valuation of the BC Wildlife Park's Recreation, Conservation, and Education Services   
Olivia McLennan J. Van Hamme    E. Bottos & M. Rakobowchuk    Anaerobic microbial desulfonation of sulfonated "forever chemicals"   
Sydney Miller M. Reudink & A. McKellar    E. Hoque  Tracking the long-distance migration and patterns of abundance of Wilson's phalaropes (Phalaropus tricolour) across the western hemisphere.   
Larisa Murdoch K. Larsen    D. Hill & L. Fraser    Sisterhood of the Traveling Ewes: Assesing Habitat Selection in Bighorn Sheep   
Torrie Nicholas B. Heise J. Sorensen & C. Bailey Predator Patrol: Investigating Predation on Juvenile Chinook Salmon
Jacqueline Oliver M. Flannigan  X. Wang  Clearing the Smoke: The Power of Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Wildfire Prediction 
Maria Patino Garces C. Mason  J. Wood & P. Brouder  Reshaping Green: Ecosystem-Centered Management for BC Parks 
Jacqueline Schoen M. Reudink & T. Imlay  K. Donkor & K. Lefevre  Short -Term Effects of the Site C Dam and Reservoir on Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Populations Along the Peace River 
Sean Seal B. Heise  S. Naman & J. Sorensen  Forest Fires and Fish Food: Stream ecological responses to post-wildfire restoration in the Deadman watershed. 
Shae Turner M. Reudink  C. Tonra, M. Shaikh & E. Studd  Evaluating the role of pre-breeding moult in carry-over effects for Neotropical migratory songbirds 
Rosa Valle Pinuela K. Thomas-Francois & C. Mason P. Brouder  The value of Geographic Information Systems for monitoring Sustainability in the Tourism Industry 
Shannon Weden K. Larsen & J. Burgar  J. Karakatsoulis  Identifying Habitat Factors Affecting Fisher Reproductive Output in Southcentral BC 
Nesa White K. Lefevre  W. Gardner, C. Mason, M. Anderson & T. Dickinson  Understanding the Decline in Sweláps (Bighorn Sheep) in Southern Interior BC through Secwépemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge 

Thursday, March 7, 202 (5:00-6:30 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. Huttenen-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: Quanitfying Glacier Change in the Adams Watershed
Andrea Robinson J. Harvey    M. Flannigan, K. Iverson  Forest Encroachment Drivers, Dynamics, and Wildfire Resiliency in Interior British Columbia
Komeil Sharafi M. Tawhid    P. Tsigaris, M. Paetkau    Forest Fire Risk Assessment Using Machine Learning and Weather Data in British Columbia
Adam Soames W. Gardner   C. Taraoff, L. Fraser, G. Gielens    Down and Dirty with the Knottiest Weeds: Sterilizing Evcavated Soils Contaminated with Knotweed (Fallopia) Propagules   
Nesa White K. Lefevre    W. Gardner, C. Mason, M. Anderson & T. Dickinson    Understanding the Decline in Sweláps (Bighorn Sheep) in Southern Interior BC through Secwépemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge   
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. Issac, M. Patekau    Identifying Critical Habitat and Estimating Population Structure for Three Threatened Species of Snakes in the South Okanagan