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 [...]


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 [...]

Gender: Funded Graduate Opportunity

September 24th, 2014|

Funded Graduate (MES) Opportunity starting in September 2015. The funded research is a comparative analysis of female water professionals (CND) who indicate that mentorship and/or sponsorship have played a role in their career progression or [...]

Trades: Graduate Opportunity (Fall 2015)

August 11th, 2014|

Funded Graduate (Courses + Project) Opportunity (starting in September 2015). The research requires an analysis of existing data on 'blue builders' and 'green plumbers' -- residential builders and plumbers who subscribe to water efficiency practices [...]