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Selected Alumni

  • Photo Credit: Rob Di Lorenzo

    Cora Young, Ph.D. (2009) is currently an Assistant Professor at MUN

    Cora graduated with a PhD in environmental chemistry under the supervision of Scott Mabury. At U of T, her research focused on the atmospheric chemistry of polyfluorinated compounds and their role as long-lived greenhouse gases. In September 2012 she began her position as an assistant professor at Memorial University of Newfounland. Her experience at U of T helped her develop the research and communication skills needed to succeed in academia. Dr. Young speaks fondly about her experience at U of T: "...what stands out to me about my graduate experience was my interaction with faculty and other students". According to her, the program attracts excellent people and fosters a collaborative environmental. Cora initially decided to study environmental chemistry at U of T because of the "the collegial atmosphere and high caliber of research". Keep up to date with Cora's current research here!
  • Nick Battram, MSc. (2013) is currently a Laboratory Analyst with Maxxam Analytics

    Nick successfully completed his MSc. in 2013. He worked under the guidance of Myrna Simpson to characterize organic matter in sediments. Before graduation, Nick accepted a position at Maxxam Analytics where he now analyzes volatile organic compounds in air samples with similar methodology he used during his MSc work. Aside from these hard skills, graduate school helped him develop essential soft skills, particularly communication and time management. He also highlights the sense of community in environmental chemistry. "I think one of the most prominent highlights of grad schools were the people", says Battram. "I went on the Tremblant ski trip twice, the formal, the holiday party, and it was all such a great time." He says the program was a perfect match for him, and that U of T is one of the few schools in Canada that offers such a unique and rewarding experience.
  • Raluca Ellis, Ph.D. (2011) is currently an Environmental Science and Senior Program Manager at The Franklin Institute of Science Museum

    Raluca completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Jennifer Murphy. Her thesis focused on how emissions and transformations of ammonia can impact regional air quality. She has transitioned from research to her current position at The Franklin Institute of Science Museum where she provides support for programs and exhibits that have an environmental focus. In addition, Raluca is currently managing a five-year project focused on engaging urban residents about climate change science. She fostered her love of science communication at U of T by running science workshops and co-ordinating outreach activities for highschool students. "There was a supportive community to explore my interests beyond the research", she explains. "In addition to being brilliant, the faculty is very approachable, and are deeply invested in their students." Raluca was drawn to U of T by the high profile and exciting research and appreciates the opportunities she had during her graduate experience.


Alumni

Abbatt Group:
  • Dana Aljawhary (MSc.) Dentistry at U of T
  • Daniel Aubin (Ph.D.) Research Scientist at the National Research Council
  • Christine Braban (Ph.D.) Research Scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Rachel Chang (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Harvard University
  • Joel Corbin (MSc.) Graduate student at ETH Zurich
  • Dan Cziczo (Ph.D.) Associate Professor at MIT
  • Edga Escorcia (MSc.) Physiotherapy at U of T
  • Shawna Gao (MSc.) Dentistry at U of T
  • Ingrid George (Ph.D.) Postdoc at the U.S. EPA
  • Zamin Kanji (Ph.D.) Senior Scientist at ETH-Zurich
  • Nana Kwamena (Ph.D.) Risk Analyst at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Jeff McCabe (MSc.) Investment Analyst at the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
  • Loretta Mickley (Ph.D.) Senior Research Fellow at Harvard
  • John Nowak (BSc.) Research Scientist at NOAA
  • Nathan Oldridge (MSc.) Secondary School Teacher
  • Rob McWhinney (Ph.D.) Environmental Analyst at the Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Ryan Sullivan (BSc.) Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jenny Wong (Ph.D.) Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Tech
  • Ran Zhao (Ph.D.) Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
  • Nadine Borduas (Ph.D.) Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH - Zurich

  • Donaldson Group:
  • Sri Chaudhuri (MSc.) Graduate Student at U of T
  • Dan Clifford (MSc.) Manager at Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • Lia Demou (MSc.) Research Associate at the University of Glasgow
  • Elyse Henderson (MSc.) Special Initiatives Co-ordinator at Impact Centre
  • Tara Kahan (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor at Syracuse University
  • Baagi Mmereki (Ph.D.) Director of the University of Botswana Foundation
  • Linda Reynard (MSc.) Research Associate at Harvard
  • Dorea Reeser (MSc. and Ph.D.)
  • Sarah Styler (MSc. and Ph.D.) Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute
  • Sumi Wren (Ph.D.) Postdoc at the University of Oregon

  • Mabury Group:
  • Jules Carlson (MSc.) Postdoc at the University of Manitoba
  • Keit Chau (MSc.)
  • Jessica D'eon (Ph.D.) Teaching Faculty at U of T
  • Amila DeSilva (Ph.D.) Environment Canada
  • Robert Di Lorenzo (MSc.) Graduate student at Memorial University
  • Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor at UW Tacoma
  • David Ellis (Ph.D.) Associate Professor at Trent University
  • Xinghua Fan (Ph.D.) Environment Canada
  • Suzanne Gauthier (MSc.) Research Associate at Iogen Corp.
  • Jiping Huang (Ph.D.) China-Co
  • Derek Jackson (Ph.D.) Teaching Faculty at York University
  • Ulrich Kamp (Ph.D.) Research Associate at Opalux Inc.
  • Wai Chi Kwan (MSc.)
  • Monica Lam (Ph.D.) Scientist at Proctor & Gamble
  • Holly Lee (Ph.D.) Ontario MOE
  • Patrick Lee (MSc.) Environment Canada
  • Erin Marchington (MSc.) Policy Analyst
  • Adam Marsella (MSc.) Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Amy Rand (Ph.D.) Postdoc at UC David
  • Shona Robinson (MSc.) Graduate student at UBC
  • Naomi Stock (Ph.D.) Research Associate at Trent University
  • Pablo Tseng (MSc.) Law Student at the University of Ottawa
  • Nancy VanStone (Ph.D.)
  • Ruth Wilson (MSc.)
  • Yun Ye (MSc.) Analytical Chemist at Cassen Group
  • Cora Young (Ph.D.) Assistant Professor at Memorial University

  • Murphy Group:
  • Avila de Sousa (MSc.) Secondary school teacher
  • Raluca Ellis (Ph.D.) Environmental Scientist at The Franklin Institute
  • Phillip Gregoire (MSc.) Medicine at U of T
  • Milos Markovic (Ph.D.) Posdoc at NOAA
  • Trevor VandenBoer (MSc. and Ph.D.) Postdoc at Memorial University
  • Jon Wang (MSc.) PhD student in Chemical Engineering
  • Phillip Gregoire (MSc.) Medical school student of U of Toronto
  • Jeff Geddes (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Dalhousie University
  • Nadine Borduas (Ph.D.) Postdoc at ETH Zurich
  • Greg Wentworth (Ph.D.) Atmospheric Scientist, Alberta Environmental Monitoring and Science Division

  • A. Simpson Group:
  • Barbara Cottrell (Ph.D.) Researcher at the University of Singapore
  • Buuan Lam (Ph.D.) Government of Nunavut
  • James Longstaffe (Ph.D.) Geosyntec Consultants
  • Azadeh Shirzadi (MSc.) Secondary school teacher
  • Gwem Woods (Ph.D.) Nevada Water Authority
  • Jimmy Yuk (Ph.D.) Bruker Biospin

  • M. Simpson Group:
  • Nick Battram (MSc.) Laboratory Analyst at Maxxam Analytics
  • Julia Bonin (MSc.) MBA student at U of T
  • Sarah Brown (Ph.D.)
  • Joyce Clemente (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Natural Resources Canada
  • Yvonne Feng (MSc. and Ph.D.) Postdoc at ETH Zurich
  • Stephanie Hofley (MSc.) Maxxam Analytics
  • Brent Pautler (Ph.D.) Postdoc at UC Davis
  • Chubashini Shunthirasingham (MSc.)

  • Wania Group:
  • Trevor N. Brown (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Environmental Research Centre Leipzig, Germany
  • Gillian L. Daly (Ph.D.) Golder Associates
  • Anna B. Gawor (MSc.) Contractor with Environment Canada
  • Erin Mann (MSc.) Graduate student at Acadia University
  • Cristina L. Quinn (Ph.D.) CIHR Science Policy Fellow at Health Canada
  • Li Shen (Ph.D.) Ontario Ministry of the Environment
  • Chubashini Shunthirasingham (Ph.D.)
  • John N. Westgate (Ph.D.) Visiting Assistant Professor at Westminster College, USA
  • Fiona Wong (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Xianming Zhang (Ph.D.) Postdoc at Harvard University