Meet our team

Faculty

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Dr. Dan Shugar

Dan Shugar is the Director of the waterSHED Lab. Dan completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Victoria. He worked at the University of Washington Tacoma prior to moving to the University of Calgary. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geoscience and Director of the Environmental Science Program.

PhD (2011, SFU, Earth Science); MSc (2005, Guelph, Geography); BSc (2003, Carleton, Geography)

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CV

Twitter: @waterSHEDlab


Current students

Gryphen Goss

Gryphen Goss

For her MSc, Gryphen is utilizing high resolution satellite imagery to understand river behaviour in the St Elias Mountains of southern Yukon.

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Twitter: Gryphen_Goss

Meghan Sharp

Meghan Sharp

For her MSc, Meghan is applying geophysical and geomatics methods to understand 20th Century behaviour of a surge-type glacier in the St Elias Mountains of northern BC.

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Twitter: CryoMeg

Holly Basiuk

Holly Basiuk

For her BSc Honours thesis, Holly is studying gravel dune geometry using satellite data and high-resolution DEMs.

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Szymon Kijak

Szymon Kijak

For his BSc Honours thesis, Szymon is studying landslide occurrence and geometry using 50 years of Landsat data.

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Twitter: CryoMeg

Alumni

Bell, Joey (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2017)

Bonno, Doug (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2018)

Haas, John (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2018)

Kennedy, Katie (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2018)

Lane, Tim (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2018)

Roberson, Chris (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2018)

Burr, Aaron (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2017)

Henderson, Yon (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2017)

Rawley, Heather (BSc, UW Tacoma, 2017)

Opportunities

If you are interested in working with the waterSHED Lab as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, familiarize yourself with our research and get in touch with Dr Dan Shugar by email. Include your CV and unofficial transcripts and a brief explanation of your research interests. I am open to inquires from students from a variety of backgrounds, including geoscience, physical geography, geophysics, etc. Get in touch as early as possible: For Canadian applicants and permanent residents, note that NSERC funding applications for graduate scholarships have to be submitted in the autumn of the year before you plan to start your studies. 

For more information about applying, see the University of Calgary Department of Geoscience Graduate Overview.