SES Graduate Student Symposium

Date and Time


University of Guelph Arboretum Centre (or virtual)




Join us at the University of Guelph Arboretum Centre (or virtual) for the SES Graduate Student Symposium on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

We ask all faculty and students to register for this event by Wednesday, January 25, 2023, for in-person attendees (Feb 1, 2023, for online). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your own research or learn about others! This is also a great chance to network with OMAFRA personnel, UofG faculty and other graduate students in the department. Registration, lunch, and refreshments are free!

Please register for the symposium: Link to registration. (Deadline: January 25, 2023 for in-person, or Feb 1, 2023 for online).

Graduate students get involved! You can either partake in the poster presentation session or a podium presentation, both with the main objective for students to showcase their research in a comfortable environment with others of the department. Prizes for first, second, and third place for both posters and presentations will be available!

Abstract submissions are due by Jan 6, 2023. Link to submit abstracts. Here are the guidelines for poster and presentation submissions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

Executive Council

SES Graduate Student Council




9:00 - 9:30am: Welcome & Opening Remarks (Dr. Beverley Hale, School of Environmental Sciences)

9:30 - 9:45: Yayun Peng "Maximize SOC under cover cropping: insights from long-term experiments in North America"

9:45 - 10:00: Lexi Mollica "Mediation of methane dynamics by cryophilic microbial communities in thawing Arctic permafrost"

10:00 -10:15: Abigail Wiesner "Suitability of Euonymus spp. for box tree moth survival and development"

10:15 - 10:30: Serge Levesque "Optimization of Regenerative in situ Electrochemical Hypochlorination for Closed-Loop Hydroponics"

10:30 - 10:45: Kathryn Yarchuk "Bridging Indigenous and Western knowledge systems in moose ecology research in Ontario"

10:45 - 11:00 BREAK

11:00 - 11:15: Lorraine Vandermyden "Impacts of 4R fertilizer management and use of cover crops on greenhouse gas emissions in winter wheat production."

11:15 - 11:30: Emily Bowyer "nZVI in the field: remediating mine soils contaminated with metal(loid)s"

11:30 - 11:45: Yaryna Kudla "Quantifying effects of polystyrene spheres on the juvenile stage of a freshwater mussel"

11:45 - 12:00: Hufsa Khan "Using imidacloprid in a novel toxicity test method for Hyalella azteca to assess effects on reproduction"

12:00 - 12:15 Jason Lemay "Managing Cannabis Aphid in Odour Space" 

12:15 -1:15: LUNCH

1:15 -1:30: Victoria Snyder "Bio-Tillage and Cover Crop Diversity Effect on Corn Yield"

1:30 - 1:45: Tyler Black "Health of intertidal bivalves 6 years following a marine diesel oil spill"

1:45 - 2:00 Claudia Wood "Active microbiota in dry permafrost from Elephant Head, Antarctica"

2:00 - 2:15: Alvaro De la Mora "Breeding honeybees colonies for Low Varroa Growth (LVG) in Ontario"

2:15 - 2:30: Claire Kemp "Prioritizing Indigenous Knowledge & Values Within Wildlife Monitoring with Magnetawan First Nation" 

2:30-2:45: BREAK

2:45-4:15: Poster Sessions

4:15-4:30: Keynote (Dr. Paul Sibley, School of Environmental Sciences)

4:30-5:00: Closing Remarks (Nicole Rabe, OMAFRA) & Awards


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