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Our Learning Continues
Since 1967, our undergraduate programs have evolved to our current offerings.
- 2018 -
A variety of ongoing research explored at the Masters and Ph.D. level.
We have over 15 faculty, 120 current students, and over 1500 alumni each with different research interests and an initial spark for why EES.
Here are a select few that you may meet at THE NEXT 50.
Geospatial Learning Specialist
Studies GIS, environmental modelling, geospatial information technology and air pollution. Utilizes geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, Drones, and GPS) to analyse, model and map the earth’s processes and how they affect humankind, and in turn how we affect the environment.
Dr. Jill Crossman
Studies land management and aquatic ecosystems interactions, eutrophication and hypoxia; emerging contaminants and microplastics. Working at conservation associations is what first introduced Dr. Crossman to GIS, which developed her interest in hydrological modelling and monitoring.
Dr. Ali Polat
Studies trace element and isotope geochemistry, geodynamics. Specifically, the early evolution of planet Earth though field and geochemical investigations of Archean (2.5-4.0 billion years ago) rocks in Canada, Greenland, and China.
Dr. Frank Simpson
Studies reservoir geology, soil, and water conservation. Works with the BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, and the rural poor of three villages in India, to modifying hill slopes and artificial structures to provide a year-round water supply in an area that was turning into desert.
More of our scientists who shape The Next 50 years here in Windsor-Essex, the Great Lakes Region, and around the globe.
Diagenesis, low-temperature geochemistry.
Dr. Ihsan Al-Aasm
Environmental, analytical and applied geochemistry.
Dr. Joel Gagnon
Geochemistry, hydrothermal systems and mineral deposits.
Dr. Iain Samson
Geomicrobiology, applied geochemistry, biogeochemistry.
Dr. Chris Weisener
Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism of hydrocarbon-associated rocks, environmental magnetism.
Dr. Maria Cioppa
Coastal geomorphology and management.
Dr. Alan Trenhaile
Geofluids, hydrogeology and geophysics.
Dr. Jianwen Yang
Modelling, analysis, and visualization of complex systems.
Dr. Phil Graniero
Aquatic toxicology, aquatic ecology.
Dr. Aaron Fisk
Coastal and aeolian environments, impact of extreme storms on barrier islands, boundary conditions in swash zone morphodynamics, wave attenuation through submerged vegetation, and geological controls on beach-dune recovery.
Dr. Chris Houser
Evolution of shore platforms, rates of weathering and erosion of rocky coasts.
Dr. Neil Porter
Currently studying geographic information systems (GIS) at the Master’s level, with a focus on modelling heavy metal air pollution distribution across Windsor through the use of biomonitors (tree leaves, specifically) and land use regression approaches. Recently awarded the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship.
Recent Ph.D. Graduate
Currently studying the application of mineralogy, mineral textures, and high resolution mineral chemistry to characterize the magmatic and hydrothermal processes that generated and modified Cu and platinum-group element (PGE) mineralization in the Eastern Gabbro of the Cold well Complex, Canada.
The resources for everything we use on a daily basis is either mined or farmed, to ensure the supply of critical metals like Tantalum, Niobium, and Rare Earth Elements (REE) for future generations, his research focuses on the formation of these deposits.
Kyle Prestanski, M.Sc.
Began his career in waste management, eventually transitioning into the oil and gas industry in 2013. Today, Kyle is using his skills, like analytical and critical thinking, by joining his wife’s sales and marketing business.
Michael G. Babechuk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His current work involves the use of ultra-trace element and stable metal isotope geochemistry.
Christine Daly, P.Biol., M.Sc., Ph.D. Student
Senior Reclamation Advisor at Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest energy company, and currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Calgary in Environmental Design.
Dr. Maria Cioppa
Dr. Chris Weisener
Dr. Iain Samson
Our Own Backyard
Ojibway | Viewpointe Winery | Point Pelee | Detroit River | Ambassador Park
Environmental teaching & research in our own backyard helps shape The Next 50 years here in Windsor-Essex, the Great Lakes Region, and around the globe. Even our undergraduate students receive ample opportunity to explore in the field.
Costa Rica | Colorado | Kentucky | Iceland | India | China | Grand Canyon
”In its first year, 2 per cent of our UWindsor science undergrads have now studied abroad, and we have a goal of doubling that number next year. Next year we hope to add new programs to the remote areas of the Arctic and northern Europe in addition to more offerings in Costa Rica.Dr. Chris HouserDean, Faculty of Science and Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science