CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Guelph – September 2011 – October 2014

Specialization in Environmental Toxicology

Advisors: Dr. Paul K. Sibley and Dr. Keith R. Solomon

Thesis: Investigation of the risk of biosolids-derived triclosan and triclocarban to plants and human health

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program – Human and Ecological Risk Assessment - 2012 – 2014

University of Saskatchewan

 

Bachelor of Science, Honours (Distinction), University of Guelph - 2010 – 2011

Specialization in Environmental Toxicology

Advisor: Dr. Keith Solomon

Thesis: Can chitobiase activity be used as a measure of recovery in Daphnia magna?

 

Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Wollongong - 2003

Specialization in Intermediate and Senior Science Education

 

Bachelor of Science, Queen’s University - 1998 – 2002

Specialization in Biology

EMPLOYMENT

 

Associate Professor in Environmental Toxicology, December 2020 – present

Assistant Professor in Environmental Toxicology, May 2017 – December 2020

University of Guelph

School of Environmental Sciences

Ontario Agriculture College

  

NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, December 2014 – May 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Aquatic Contaminants Research Division

TEACHING

 

Course Instructor, University of Guelph –

ENVS*4000 Toxicological Risk Assessment – Winter 2020, 2021

TOX*2000 Principles of Toxicology – Fall 2019

TOX*6900 Advanced Principles of Toxicology – Summer 2019, 2020, 2021

ENVS*3020 Pesticides and the Environment – Fall 2017, Winter 2019, 2020, 2021

TOX*4200 Topics in Toxicology – Winter 2019

TOX*6200 Advanced Topics in Toxicology – Winter 2019

ENVS*6502 Seminar in Environmental Science – Winter 2019, 2020, 2021

ENVS*6501 Integrating Science and Policy in Environmental Science – Fall 2018

 

Course development for the University of Guelph’s Office of Open Learning:

ENVS*3020 Pesticides and the Environment – Summer 2019

In collaboration with Dr. Coralie Sopher, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

 

TOX*3360 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology – Winter 2014

In collaboration with Dr. Kate Stuttaford, Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantships, University of Guelph

ENVS*4180 Biological Activity of Insecticides – Winter 2014       

ENVS*3020 Pesticides and the Environment – Winter 2013, 2014

TOX*3300 Analytical Toxicology – Fall 2013

ENVS*3190 Environmental Water Chemistry – Fall 2013

ENVS*1030 Introduction to Environmental Sciences – Fall 2012

TOX*3360 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology – Summer 2012 – 2014

ENVS*4240 Biological Activity of Pesticides – Winter 2012

CHEM*1050 General Chemistry II – Winter 2012 – 2014

 

International Baccalaureate Creativity, Action, & Service Coordinator - 2008 – 2010

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Examiner in Chemistry - 2007 – 2013

International Baccalaureate Organization, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

 

International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge Teacher - 2007 – 2009

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Science Teacher - 2006 – 2009

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

International Baccalaureate Chemistry Teacher - 2006 – 2010

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Grade 11/12 Chemistry and Physics Teacher - 2005 – 2006

American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

 

Grade 7/8 Science and Mathematics Teacher - 2004 – 2005

American Creativity Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Associate Editor for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 2021 - present

 

Invited member of the Expert Peer Engagement process in support of the priority-setting of enforcement activities undertaken by the Enforcement Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada – 2020

 

Expert witness to the Enforcement Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada for infractions of the Fisheries Act and/or Canadian Environment Protection Act – 2020

 

Associate Editor for Pest Management Science – 2019 – present

 

Member of OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership Highly Qualified Persons Scholarship Review Committee – 2019 – present

 

Reviewer of Health Canada’s and Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Draft Screening Assessment of Triclocarban under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act – 2019

 

Member of Editorial Board for Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation – 2017 – present

 

Deputy Chair of Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee, University of Guelph – 2017 – 2020

 

Member of Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop Board of Directors – 2017 – 2021

 

Co-chair of Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop Meeting – Guelph 2017

 

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph:

Ad hoc Bylaws Committee (chair) – 2019 – 2020

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee – 2018 – present

Health and Safety Committee – 2014 – 2015, 2017 – present

 

Member of Editorial Board for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 2015 – 2020

 

Reviewer for United States Environment Protection Agency’s Biosolids Core Risk Assessment (BCRAM) Tool – 2015

 

Invited to attend Experts Workshop on the Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment of Ionizable Organic Chemicals: Towards a Science-Based Framework for Chemical Assessment, sponsored by SETAC, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), and the Government of Canada and organized by Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), November 5, 2014.

 

Invited to attend Terrestrial Bioaccumulation Workshop organized by HESI, January 8, 2013.

 

Laurentian Chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC):

Board of Directors – 2012 – 2017

President – 2013 – 2016

Vice-President – 2012 – 2013

Annual General Meeting Committee Chair – 2013 – 2016

Short Course Committee Chair – 2012 – 2017  

Annual General Meeting Organization Committee – 2011 – 2019

Short Course Committee – 2012 - 2016       

 

SETAC North America:

Awards and Fellowships Committee – Chair – 2016 – 2018

Awards and Fellowships Committee – Vice-Chair – 2016

Awards and Fellowships Committee 2016 – 2019

Public Outreach Committee – 2016 – 2018

Science Committee – 2012 – 2018

 

Aquatic Toxicity Workshop Graduate Student Advisor to Board of Directors – 2012 – 2013  

 

Ontario Agriculture College Graduate Student Symposium Committee – 2011 – 2012

 

SETAC North America Student Advisory Council Member-at-Large – 2011 – 2012

AWARDS

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2019

 

Citation from President of SETAC for significant contributions made to the Society – 2018

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2018

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2017

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2016

 

Laurentian Chapter of SETAC Outstanding Service Award – 2016

 

Citation from President of SETAC for significant contributions made to the Society – 2015

 

Exceptional Reviewer Award from Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2015

 

NSERC Visiting Post-doctoral Fellowship, Environment Canada – 2014 – 2018

 

Gerald R. Stephenson Scholarship, University of Guelph - 2014

 

Best Student Paper in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 2014

 

2nd Place Student Poster Competition at Aquatic Toxicity Workshop – 2014 

 

Selected to attend BASF Crop Protection Days Agro – 2014

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2013

 

2nd Place Student Poster Competition at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs – Environmental Sustainability Research Forum – 2013 

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2012

 

Arthur D. Latornell Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2012

 

SETAC North America Rebecca Dickhut Memorial Travel Award – 2012

 

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Human and Environmental Risk Assessment Scholarship – 2012 - 2015

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship – 2012

 

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (Toxicology) – 2012  

 

Mary Edmunds Williams Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2011 - 2012

 

Dean’s Scholarship, University of Guelph – 2011 - 2013

 

Dean’s Honor List, University of Guelph – 2009 - 2011

 

Laurentian Chapter of SETAC Travel Award – 2011

 

MTE GlobalTox Award for Academic Excellence, University of Guelph – 2011

 

Allen and Mary Lou West Memorial Award, Queen’s University – 2001

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society – 2016 – present

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – 2010 - present

American Chemical Society – 2007 - present

Gravid female pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) in Maitland River, Ontaio
Gravid pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis fasciola)
Juvenile ramshorn snail (Planorbella pilsbryi)