'Beyond Business As Usual': Innovative Researcher Of The Year | Net Impact

'Beyond Business As Usual': Innovative Researcher Of The Year

On Monday, Nov 15th 2019 Net Impact Guelph (Graduate) hosted the 'Beyond Business As Usual' Conference. This academic conference bought together graduate students from all over Canada doing sustainability related research. The winner was Carlie Stransky from Laurentian University.
Please see below to understand the impactful work Carlie is doing in her community.
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Name: Carlie Stransky Ogilvie

Program: Biology (M.Sc.)

University: Laurentian University

Research Description: The Porcupine Watershed, located east of Timmins, Ontario, has been designated as an area of concern due to a variety of point source contaminants from over a century of local development projects. The study investigates heavy metal contaminants, their movement up trophic levels and whether they are having an effect on local wildlife of ecological, social and cultural importance. The knowledge gained from this study may shed light on the environmental conditions of other similar communities across northern countries such as Canada.

Acknowledgements: I would like to acknowledge my indebtedness to my thesis supervisor, Dr. F. Mallory who has been a guiding light and pool of knowledge for me. Also to my husband and family whose patience and understanding throughout this journey has been a real key to my progress and success. Most importantly, to the people of Timmins, Ontario and the fur trapping community, for without you, this project would be nothing - your ongoing contributions to science will not be forgotten.

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