Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, & Research Staff

    The CCRN's research is supported by the work of hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other technical personnel and research staff from the various partner universities and government agencies. See below for descriptions of some of their research and other important information and links.  

    Undergraduate students
    Current and recent undergraduate research assistants 
    Name                        
    Institution                           
    Supervisor(s)         
    E. Devoie Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Patrick Duplessis Université du Québec à Montréal Julie Thériault
    Aimeé González University of Saskatchewan Saman Razavi
    Jesse He University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Greg Lynch Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Jillian MacDonald Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Mara McHaffie University of Guelph Merritt Turetsky
    C. Nesbitt University of Calgary Shawn Marshall
    Talia Plaskett University of Guelph Merritt Turetsky
    Paul Smith University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Brock Tropea University of Manitoba Ron Stewart
    Karolina Utke University of Manitoba Ron Stewart
    G. van Veller University of Calgary Shawn Marshall
    Evan Wilcox Wilfrid Laurier University Phil Marsh

     

     

    MSc students
    Current MSc students and recent MSc graduates 
    Name                        
    Institution                           
    Supervisor(s)         
    Thesis Topic and Further Information
    Juris Almonte University of Manitoba Ronald Stewart
    Emily Anderson University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy and Mike Demuth Modelling Changes in Multi-Decadal Streamflow Contributions – Bologna Glacier, Selwyn Mountains, NWT
    Laura Beamish University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Stephen Berg University of Manitoba Ronald Stewart
    Jennifer Bernard University of Guelph Merritt Turetsky Changes in understory plant species abundance along tree-tundra ecotones in the Yukon Territory, Canada
    Katie (Katherine) Black Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer The influence of moisture and nutrient availability on green alder expansion and water use across topographic gradients on the low Arctic tundra of the NWT
    Rosa Brannen University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson, Chris Spence
    Michael Braverman Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Jennifer Bruneau University of Manitoba John Hanesiak
    Travis Burns University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Craig Christensen University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi Hydrogeophysical Survey of Groundwater Flow Pathways in an Alpine Headwater Basin
    Stacey Dumanski University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy and Cherie Westbrook Hydrological changes in a Canadian Prairie wetland basin
    Chris Farrow University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Jordan Harrington University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Emily Haughton Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton Snowcover Distribution and Melt on a Peat Plateau - Bog Complex, Southern NWT, Canada
    Megan Horachek University of Saskatchewan Jill Johnstone and Colin Laroque Radial growth patterns of jack pine in relation to climate, moisture availability, and dwarf mistletoe infection in the Boreal Plains Ecozone of Saskatchewan, Canada
    Rachel Humphrey University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Ida Hung University of Manitoba Ronald Stewart Characteristics and Formation of Precipitation over the Kananaskis Emergency Site during March and April 2015
    Scott Kehler University of Manitoba John Hanesiak
    Moges Mamo University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson and Howard Wheater Exploring the Ability of a Distributed Hydrological Land Surface Model in Simulating Hydrological Processes in the Boreal Forest Environment
    Philip Mann Wilfrid Laurier University Phil Marsh
    Elyse Mathieu Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton Impact of Forest Fires on Seasonal Thaw and Permafrost Thaw on a Peat Plateau, Scotty Creek, Northwest Territories
    Allison McManus Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer and William Quinton Implications of galling herbivory on ground thaw in Canada’s northern boreal forest
    M. Allan Merchant University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Rituparna Nath University of Calgary Shawn Marshall Applying Flow Line Modelling, and GIS to Reconstruct the Glacier Volume Loss for Athabasca Glacier, Canadian Rockies
    Jason Paul Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer and Steve Kokelj Forest development as a driver of ground ice content in mineral soil permafrost near Yellowknife, NWT
    Andrius Paznekas University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Amber Peterson University of Saskatchewan Warren Helgason and Andrew Ireson
    Émilie Poirier Université du Québec à Montréal Julie Thériault A study of rain-snow transitions in the Kananaskis region
    Kirsten Reid Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Shar Safei University of Saskatchewan Saman Razavi
    S. Samimi University of Calgary Shawn Marshall
    Housseyni Sankaré Université du Québec à Montréal Julie Thériault Impacts of snowflake types on the type of winter precipitation at the surface
    Brian Sieben Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Evan Siemens University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Jessica Smeekens Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Lindsay Stone Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Weigang Tang McMaster University Sean Carey
    Stacey Van Opstal Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Paul Vaquer Université du Québec à Montréal Julie Thériault
    Tyler Veness Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Branden Walker Wilfrid Laurier University Phil Marsh
    Ashok Kumar Verma Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Rebecca Warren University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Alison White Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Matthew Williamson University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Elizabeth Wrona University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Kyle Ziolkowski University of Manitoba John Hanesiak

     

     

    PhD students
    Current PhD students and recent PhD graduates
    Name                        
    Institution                    
    Supervisor(s)         
    Thesis Topic and Further Information
    Justin Adams University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Hafiz Ahmed University of Saskatchewan Warren Helgason
    Nikolas Aksamit University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Turbulence effects on blowing snow in alpine terrain
    Amyrhul Bakar University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson
    Anna Coles University of Saskatchewan Jeff McDonnell
    Ryan Connon Wilfrid Laurier university William Quinton Changing runoff pathways due to permafrost thaw in discontinuous permafrost terrains
    Samaneh Ebrahimi University of Calgary Shawn Marshall Glacier energy balance sensitivity under different climate regimes
    Phil Harder University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Sebastian Krough University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change in Northwestern Canada
    Nicholas Leroux University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Water and energy flows through mountain snowpacks
    Zhibang Lv University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy  Data assimilation for cold regions hydrological modelling in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
    Matt MacDonald University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy and Richard Essery
    Hida Manns University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Chris Marsh University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Aaron Mohammed University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Bhalaka Parsaud Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Rajit Patankar Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Igor Pavlovskii University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Dhiraj Pradhananga University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Response of Canadian Rockies Glacier Hydrology to Changing Climate
    Kabir Rasouli University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Sensitivity analysis of alpine hydrology under changing climate
    Lucia Scaff University of Saskatchewan Yanping Li The dynamics of convective precipitation over mountainous terrain
    Nadine Shatilla McMaster University Sean Carey
    Ana Sinderhan Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer Growth dynamics of black spruce (Picea mariana) across northwestern North America
    Jilmarie Stephens University of British Columbia Andy Black
    Xanthe Walker University of Saskatchewan Jill Johnstone
    Cory Wallace Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Wendy Wood University of Calgary Shawn Marshall
    Fuad Yassin University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater

     

     

    Post-doctoral fellows
    Current and recent post-doctoral fellows
    Name                        
    Institution                    
    Supervisor(s)         
    Research Topic and Further Information
    Melkamu Ali University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson
    Julian Brimelow University of Manitoba Ron Stewart
    Sun Chun University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Jonathan Conway University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy Cryosphere - atmosphere processes in complex terrain
    Alison Criscitiello University of Calgary Shawn Marshall Effects of sea ice variability and change on Greenland ice sheet mass balance
    Jose Luis Guerrero University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Daryl Janzen University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson
    Dawn Keim University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson Groundwater recharge and unsaturated flow processes
    Nicholas Kinar University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Barret Kurylyk University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi Subsurface hydrological processes in alpine and lowland permafrost environments
    Jason Lessels McMaster University Sean Carey
    Taufique  Mahmood University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy 
    Steve Mamet University of Saskatchewan Jill Johnstone Studying Tree Growth Responses to Climate Change in the Boreal Forest and Sub-Arctic Alpine Treeline
    Katie Marshall Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Samson Mengistu Environment Canada Chris Spence
    Gord McNickle Wilfrid Laurier University Jennifer Baltzer
    Keith Musselman University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Uri Nachshon University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson
    Saskia Noorduijn University of Calgary Masaki Hayashi
    Xicai Pan University of Saskatchewan Warren Helgason and Andrew Ireson
    Vanessa Pedinotti University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Patricia Pernica University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Parinaz Rahimzadeh University of Guelph Aaron Berg and William Quinton
    Fereidoun Rezanezhad Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Agnes Riviere University of Calgary Maskai Hayashi
    Tracy Rowlandson University of Guelph Aaron Berg
    Jay Sagin University of Saskatchewan Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt
    Gonzalo Sapriza Azuri University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Michael Schirmer University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    John Shi Phil Marsh
    An Tat University of Manitoba Ron Stewart
    Omer Yetemen University of Saskatchewan Andrew Ireson and Jill Johnstone
    Changwei Xie McMaster University Sean Carey

     

     

    Technicians and other research staff
    Technicians and other research staff
    Name                        
    Position                    
    Institution         
    Supervisor(s)
    Dell Bayne Research technician University of Saskatchewan Warren Helgason
    Tom Brown Research engineer University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Michelle Curry Research assistant University of Manitoba John Hanesiak
    Chris DeBeer Research associate University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Tyler de Jong Research technician Wilfrid Laurier University Phil Marsh
    Angus Duncan Research technician University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Logan Fang Research officer University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Lindsay Freeman Research technician Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    May Guan Research officer University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Nicholas Grant Research technician University of British Columbia Andy Black
    Kim Janzen Research associate University of Saskatchewan Jeff McDonnell
    Scott Jasechko Research assistant University of Saskatchewan Jeff McDonnell
    Paul Jassal Research assistant University of British Columbia Andy Black
    Bruce Johnson Research technician University of Saskatchewan Warren Helgason and Howard Wheater
    Scott Kehler Research assistant University of Manitoba John Hanesiak
    Ali Nazemi Research associate University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Zoran Nesic Research technician University of British Columbia Andy Black
    Dan Princz Research assistant University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Kevin Shook Research scientist University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Andrew Spring Research technician Wilfrid Laurier University William Quinton
    Graham Strickert Research associate University of Saskatchewan Howard Wheater
    Paul Whitfield Research fellow University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Tyler Williams Research assistant University of Saskatchewan John Pomeroy
    Heather Wilson Research technician University of Saskatchewan Chris Spence