The part-time instructors below have taught courses for with us frequently in recent years:
B.A. (Trent), MHST (Athabasca), PhD (Queen’s)
Research and Teaching Interests:
- Planning age-friendly communities
- Vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations (e.g., older adults, those with disabilities, living on low-income, young adults with life limiting conditions)
- Municipal practices and policies and the health impacts
Kim teaches a variety of undergraduate courses at Trent such as Geography of Recreation, Health Geography and Changing Resources for the Circumpolar North. She also teaches at Queen’s and Athabasca Universities in their graduate programs (Aging & Health and Centre of Health Studies and Nursing). Kim develops multi-sectoral collaborations and partnerships to influence the community planning of public spaces and places to meet the needs of all residents. She is trained as a mixed methods community-based researcher and certified as a Concept Mapping Facilitator.
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BMath (Waterloo), BEd (British Columbia), Photovoltaic Technician (Seneca College), Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics (Ryerson)
Research and Teaching Interests: Energy Science
Learn more about Sean and his company Flanagan and Sun
BScH (Trent), MSc (Toronto), PhD (Trent)
Broadly interested in northern ecosystems and how the environment and humans shape the distribution of animals, with a specific interest in the effects of anthropogenic disturbance. For my PhD research, I studied ground beetles in Ontario’s Far North as part of the Far North Biodiversity Project with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The Far North is a remote region that is set to undergo development in the form resource extraction and all-season roads and I was able to provide baseline distribution data of ground beetles. I was particularly I was interested in understanding how mechanisms of dispersal guided the distribution of ground beetles in the region since the retreat of the glaciers.
Currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Dennis Murray and the Integrative Wildlife Conservation Lab at Trent. I am broadly interested in the interaction among processes that influence individual traits (i.e., ecology, evolution, and developmental biology), with a particular interest in personality and behaviour, and how variation within and among individuals influence population-level processes. For my PhD research, I studied eco-evolutionary dynamics in the commercially-important lake whitefish in the Laurentian Great Lakes using an individual-based eco-genetic model. I also own a dog behaviour consulting business, and am certified as both a dog trainer and behaviour specialist.
Zen Keizars, P.Geo., FGC is a Senior Hydrogeologist with Terrapex Ltd., focused on working with developers, stakeholders, and rightsholders (indigenous communities) in construction groundwater safety (dewatering), as well as the continued function and protection of wetlands. With over twenty years of experience leading multidisciplinary projects worldwide, Zen’s broad ground-level and theoretical skill-sets are ideal for providing fast and adaptive multi-disciplinary support at any level.
A Past President of Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO; previously APGO) who sits on several Municipal Committees, including the Groundwater Strategy Steering Committee (City of Toronto), and the Watershed Characterization Committee (City of Peterborough). In recognition of his professionality and contributions to professional geoscience, Zen was awarded a lifetime Fellowship to Geoscientists Canada (FGC) in 2020.
Zen has provided instruction in Geophysics (3rd year) and Structural Geology (3rd year) since 2018.
A staff lawyer with the Canadian Environmental Law Association in Toronto. Since joining CELA in 1986, he has represented individuals, public interest groups and First Nations before tribunals and in the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He was co-counsel for Walkerton residents at the Walkerton Inquiry, and has served as a member of various governmental advisory committees.
A Senior Park Planner with Ontario Parks in the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Jim studied protected area planning and management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (Laurentian, 1991; Trent, 1995). Jim has worked as a park planner and assistant park superintendent over his 20-year career with Ontario Parks.
Jim has won several environmental planning and stewardship awards while working in the Ontario Public Service.
Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor and environment centre education centre. Jacob’s passion is in inspiring advocacy for the environment in children of all ages. He has published a number of articles on children and nature including “The Big Book of Nature Activities”coauthored by naturalist Drew Monkman which won a gold medal from the Green Book Festival, a double gold from Nautilus Book Awards, a silver medal from Moonbeam Children’s Award and was a finalist for the Indie (Independent) Book Awards.
Jacob conceived and spearheaded the construction of one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings at Trent University called the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. He also conceived of an environmental framework for children of all ages. Called the Pathway to Stewardship & Kinship www.pathwayproject.ca this initiative offers a coordinated approach to provide children in our community with the experiences they need in order to become future environmental stewards.
In 2019, Jacob received the Otonabee Region Conservation Award for his work in environmental education. He received recognition from the Canadian Network for Environmental Education & Communication as an Outstanding Educator and the Stony Lake Environmental Award for his work in promoting environmental education in the region.
Working in the environmental field for over 20 years guiding successful implementation of waste, water, and energy projects. In 2005, Laurie established her own waste management business - Wasteaway- founded to identify, develop, and implement waste minimization programs. Wasteaway grew from the desire to provide cost-effective professional services in order to incite and inspire action in waste reduction.
Laurie started teaching Issues in Waste Management and Local Waste Management courses at Trent in 2016.