Lab members

Andrew Medeiros, PhD, Principal Investigator

Research areas: Hydrologic modelling, climate reconstructions, freshwater ecology, Indigenous perceptions of water and the environment.

Alannah Niemeyer, MES Candidate, Dalhousie University

Alannah is from Mount Albert, Ontario. She completed her B.Sc. Hon. in Biology at Trent University. Alannah is currently working on understanding productivity on aquatic ecosystems along permafrost degradation gradients near Inuvik, NWT.

Carly Madge, M.E.S. Candidate, Dalhousie University

Carly is from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She completed her B.Sc. Hon.  Environmental Science degree at Lakehead University, focusing on groundwater geochemistry. After graduating university Carly moved to the small town in northern BC called Smithers. Her hobbies include running, biking, skiing, and rock climbing. Starting in September, 2019, Carly will be studying how climate change, increasing population size, and increasing expansion of resource development projects are influencing the water quality of communities in Nunavut, and how this will affect the health of subsistence and commercial fish populations.

Victoria Watson, M.E.S. Candidate, Dalhousie University

Victoria is from Guelph, Ontario. She completed her B.Sc. Hon. in Environmental Science at Guelph University, focusing on organic matter impacts on the bioavailability of pesticides in water, and analyzing fisheries management and licensing on Canada’s West Coast. Starting in September, 2019, Victoria will be studying the vulnerability of Sable Island’s freshwater ecosystems.


Paige Cincio, MSc Candidate, University of Ottawa

Paige is from Peterborough, Ontario. She completed her B.Sc. Hon. in Biology at Trent University focusing on understanding the diversity of benthic bioindicators in Nunavut. Paige is currently undertaking her M.Sc. on reconstructing the productivity of Small Fish Lake, Igloolik, Nunavut as part of the Water Security for Northern Peoples project co-supervised by Sonia Wesche.


Andy Williams, BSc Candidate, Trent University

Andrew is from Wellington County, Ontario. He is currently undertaking his B.Sc. Hon. in Water Science at Trent University. His undergraduate thesis is on detecting biological impairment in northern streams.

Michael Bakaic, MES, Research Assistant

Michael is from Toronto, Ontario. He completed his M.E.S. in Northern Community Development Strategies at York University. Michael is trained as a cold-weather engineer, and has a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. He is currently the CTO of Fibos Inc and a research consultant on the Water Security for Northern Peoples project.