Doctoral Thesis

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PhD Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

W. Garfield Weston Award Recipient for Northern Research (Doctoral)

Supervisors: Dr. Marc Amyot and Dr. John Chételat

Thesis Title: Hunting for trace metals in a rapidly changing North: limnological, ecological, and collaborative approaches

Titre de la thèse: À la chasse aux métaux traces dans un Nord canadien en évolution rapide: approches limnologiques, écologiques et collaboratives

Google Scholar  |  Gwyneth MacMillan

ORCID |  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5199-4645

Twitter  |  @gwynmac

@Justine-Anne Rowell

 

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Education

 

2018

2012

2008

2005

PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (GPA 4.3/4.3). Supervisors: Dr. Marc Amyot Dr. John Chételat

Graduate Diploma (D.E.S.S.) in Environment and Sustainable Development: Biogeochemistry (GPA 4.1/4.3). University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Certificate in French as a Second Language, Intermediate-Advanced Level (GPA 3.95/4.33). Faculté des lettres, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Biology and Anthropology, Honours with distinction.(GPA 3.9/4.0). Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

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Scholarships & Grants

2019-2021

 

 

2016 - 2018

 

2017

2014 - 2017

 

2014

 

2013 - 2014

2013

 

2013 - 2015

Postdoctoral Scholarship, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT)

W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research - Doctoral

(25 000$/yr)

 

W. Garfield Weston Extended Stay Funding for community outreach and education (~7000$)

 

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship (CGS) (35 000$/yr.)

 

Doctoral Research Scholarship, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) (Declined)

 

Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship (20 000$/yr.)

 

Masters Scholarship, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (15 000 $/yr.)

 

Northern Scientific Training Program Scholarship, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (~3000$/yr.)

 

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Awards

2017

 

2017

2014

 

2013

 

2013

2012

 

2012

Best Poster Presentation at Arctic Change 2017, ArcticNet Conference, Quebec City, Canada

 

Winner of the My Northern Project short presentation contest by the Institut nordique du Québec and winner of the award for best presentation at the Arctic Circle Assembly, Reykjavik, Iceland

Best Poster Presentation, Forum Environnement Conference, University of Montreal, Canada

Award for Excellence from the Chapitre Saint-Laurent - Master's Level, Montréal, Canada

Best Poster Presentation, 17th Conference of the Chapitre Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada

Award for Popular Science Writing, Fonds Famille Michel Bergeron Contest, 2nd Prize, Montréal, Canada

Award for Excellence in Popular Science Writing, Revue DIRE the Graduate Student's Journal, University of Montreal, Canada

 

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Teaching & Mentorship

Lecturer for Biology 3893: Ecotoxicology, Responsible for ¼ of term for 2 years, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, Canada

Head Teaching Assistant for Biology 383: Oceanography, Problem-based Learning, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, Canada

Teaching Assistant for Biology 3831: Oceanography, for Biology 3721: Microbial Ecology and for Biology 1204: Genetics, Laboratory Supervision and Problem-based Learning, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Montreal, Canada

Student Supervision:

(+) 2018: Alexandre Arscott-Gauvin, University of Montreal Undergraduate Research Project: "Testing the effects of depuration on rare earth element content in bulk zooplankton from temperate lakes"

(+) 2017: Eliane Grant, University of Montreal Undergraduate Research Project: "Données de référence des éléments de terres rares dans la rivière George au Nunavik"

(+) 2016: Alizée Girard, University of Montreal Undergraduate Research Project: "Relation entre la composition en matière organique totale et la concentration n mercure total et caractérisation des sédiments des carottes prélevées dans l’Arctique Canadien"

(+) 2015: Geneviève Blanchet, University of Montreal Undergraduate Research Project: "Mercure total présent dans les sédiments des lacs arctiques canadiens (Inuvik): Effets des bassins versants avec des polygones en coins de glace et mares de fonte"

(+) 2014: Fei Tao Zhou, Laboratory Research Assistant & Daphnia Caregiver

(+) 2013: Shirley Atoche Garcia, Laboratory Research Assistant

 

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Courses

2018

2017

2016

 

2016

 

2016

2014

 

2014

2005

Inuktitut Language Class (Level 1). Course offered by the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) : Le Québec nordique : enjeux, espaces et cultures. Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces and Cultures. Laval University, Canada

Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) North Program: an immersive course in Canadian science policy for graduate students in the sciences and engineering, Ottawa, Canada

Writing Grant Applications for Young Researchers Workshop, Bureau Recherche - Développement - Valorisation (BRDV), University of Montreal, Canada

Short Course on Project Management, Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales (FESP), University of Montreal, Canada

Field Course in Metal Biogeochemistry: examining the fate of metals in the environment at the Station Biologiques des Laurentides, University of Montreal

 

Gather-Learn Field School in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik: examining the Arctic environment and contemporary issues for Northern inhabitants, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, Canada

Field Course in Experimental Studies in Marine Biology, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, Nouveau-Brunswick, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

Science Communication and Outreach

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2018

2017

2017

2017

2018

2018

2017

2014

2012

2015 - 2018

2014 - 2015

2017 - 2018

2013 - 2016

2016 - 2018

2014 - 2018

Presentations:

 

Presenter for the Arctic Sustainability Roundtable, G7 Research Summit, Montreal, Canada

 

Presenter and member of the Quebec delegation at the Arctic Circle Assembly, Reykjavik, Iceland (with Mon projet nordique, Institut nordique du Québec)

Roundtable Participant for the Intercultural Indigenous Workshop, McGill University, Canada

 

Artwork:

A mussel in a coal mine comic strip about rare earth elements by Martin PM and G. MacMillan, FAÉCUM (Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal). Available in French, English and Inuktitut.

 

Finalist in the photo contest "La preuve par l’image" by ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir) and NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada). 

 

Blog Posts and Popular Science Articles:

Blog post for Canadian STEM Femmes, Government of Canada. 19. To the fearless female pioneers of science, and to my grandmother Eluned.

 

Three blog posts for Espaces Autochthones, Radio Canada

  • Le défi d’une scientifique Qallunnaat

  • Aimez-vous faire du camping avec les Qallunaat ?

  • Quelques astuces pour partager ses résultats de recherche avec les communautés autochtones nordiques

Popular Science Article ‘L’Arctique, un puits toxique’. Revue DIRE: the graduate student's journal at the University of Montreal, 23(1). 

 

Popular Science Article ‘La contamination des cours d’eau par un mélange de produits pharmaceutiques.’ Revue DIRE: the graduate student's journal at the University of Montreal, 21(3): 28-32​.

 

Workshop Organization:

Cofounder and Planning Committee Member, Indigenous Intercultural Workshop, Université de Montréal and McGill University

Planning Committee Member for two academic symposiums: Forum Environnement and the Symposium du Département de sciences biologiques​​​

Community Involvement:

 

Board Member of APECS Canada (Association for Polar Early Career Scientists)

Member of AECBUM (Association des Étudiants Chercheurs en Biologie de l’Université de Montréal), Executive Committee and Sports Rep

Cofounder and coordinator of the Departmental Diversity Committee and the journal club "Women in Science" for the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Montreal

 

Volunteer with Les Scientifines, an organisation to promote science education and science fair participation for young girls from Montreal, Quebec​, Canada

@Justine-Anne Rowell

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