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Mr. Floatie and Mortality: World Water Day

March 22nd, 2017|

Today is World Water Day, an international event to celebrate and highlight freshwater issues. This year's theme is wastewater – the sullied water that flows down our drains and is flushed from our toilets. In [...]

In Memoriam: Arthur Lieberman

August 9th, 2016|

A very long time ago, I was a second-year student studying at the University of Haifa's overseas program. 'Professor Lieberman' played such a huge and influential role in my life. He introduced me to the beauty of ecology, [...]

World Water Day Article in the Globe and Mail

March 22nd, 2016|

Today is World Water Day, and experts everywhere are sounding the alarm about water problems. We’ll learn about children in distant lands who die from drinking contaminated water and women who suffer sexual assault because [...]

It came from the water

November 20th, 2015|

I'm pleased to announce that a new article, It came from the water, has just been published in Alternatives Journal. The article was written with two members of my research team, Stephanie Cote and Hanna [...]

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October 13th, 2015|

"Your application has been forwarded to SSHRC for processing. No further action is required from you at this time."

Reality: life as a ‘female academic’

May 13th, 2015|

means brainstorming a grant proposal while waiting to be called in for for a follow up mammogram. It means calculating a four-year budget -- how many graduate students can I fund? -- in my head [...]

Observations on Ireland’s water fees

April 10th, 2015|

Water is a gift from god. We have lots of water. I am poor. Water supply is the government’s responsibility. The prospect of paying for water never fails to irritate people. But metering and paying [...]

Congratulations to Tessa S.

January 30th, 2015|

Tessa S. -- a graduate student in the Faculty of Environment -- has completed a terrific video for her SSHRC Storyteller's submission.  She profiled my SSHRC funded research on the link between emotions, water, Terror [...]

Urban flooding in the news

September 24th, 2014|

Global News covers flooding events You can be pretty sure that urban water managers did not plan for this type of 'extreme' event when the infrastructure was constructed way back when. But these types of [...]