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Participating in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Winnipeg was a horizon-expanding opportunity for me. It opened my eyes to so many different challenges that our planet faces, viewed from so many different angles and perspectives.

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The University of Winnipeg's Environmental Studies program familiarized me with the complex and evolving nature of environmental issues, which extend beyond the scientific domain into the social, economic and the ethical.

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My QES Experience in Sri Lanka

Shannon Ganter
Honours Student, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

With the support of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Shannon was able to travel to Sri Lanka in summer 2017. This presentation will describe the project she was involved with, share some of her experiences and provide information for those interested in future opportunities.

Shannon Ganter is an Honours student in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at the University of Winnipeg. Her current research is in conflict resolutions and environmental impact assessment with the Norway project in collaboration with the Geography Department. Shannon would like to pursue a career that will allow her to use her skills in the physical and social aspects of the environment within the environmental industries. While she completes her final year of studies, she also works as a teaching assistant in the soils laboratory using the analytical skills from her summer experience in Sri Lanka, and also works assisting in the laboratory for Atmospheric Science and the Environmental Sustainability course.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 1:20 pm
Venue: Room 5L24 (Lockhart Hall)

Refreshments will be served.