Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference

5 years in review presented by Environmental Policy Institute and the Masers of Arts Environmental Policy Program
April 7, 2017
Aldrich Conference Winner – Hope Olusanya
April 11, 2017

Title: EPI students excel at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference once again


For a third year, students of the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI), including those in the MAEP and ID PhD programs, travelled to Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St. John’s campus, to participate in the 19th Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference, March 17-19 2017. The Aldrich Conference is hosted annually by the Graduate Students Union (GSU). This conference offers MUN graduate students a chance to present course work, a work in-progress or a completed research paper/poster they feel is valuable and interesting. This conference was created in memory of Dr. Frederick A. Aldrich (First Dean of Graduate Studies, 1970-87) and, this year, featured 55 presentations and 15 posters by graduate students enrolled at various MUN campuses.

14 students represented EPI at the Aldrich Conference 2017. On March 18, Sean Manners (MAEP), Leanna Butters (MAEP), Abdul-Rahim Abdulai (MAEP), and Obafemi MacArthur Okusipe (MAEP) participated in the oral presentation category. March 19 featured poster presentations by Ayotunde Omosule (MAEP), Hope Olusanya (MAEP), Evodius Waziri Rutta (MAEP), Brennan Lowery (ID PhD), Vincent Chireh (MAEP), Ukachi Okpara (MAEP), Richard Nyiawung (MAEP), Abigail Oppong (MAEP), and Sophie Zhang (MAEP).

All students did an excellent job and feedback on individual projects was positive, with one award brought home by Hope Olusanya in the poster presentation category! His poster was based on his thesis research, titled: Assessing the climate change vulnerability of freshwater fish species in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Congratulations to all participants and the Environmental Policy Institute for their continued success at the Aldrich Conference!