Alicia Dauginis

Alicia Dauginis
MSc Student

Contact: alicia.dauginis@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Brown
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT ME

Education

  • HBSc Physical Geography and GIS – University of Toronto Mississauga
  • MSc Candidate – University of Toronto Mississauga

Research and Professional Interests

During my undergraduate degree I became interested in using GIS and remote sensing technologies to explore spatial and temporal changes in the environment. My undergraduate thesis work with Dr. Laura Brown focused on investigating changes in sea ice, snow cover, and temperature on Bathurst Island, NU using a combination of remote sensing and ground observations. My MSc research builds on this work and looks at recent changes in sea ice, lake ice, and snow cover across the entire Arctic using multi-sensor approach. The goal of my MSc work is to provide new information on recent changes in surface snow and ice conditions in the Arctic and contribute to the improvement of methods that are currently used in monitoring snow and ice.

Why Geography at UTM?

The UTM Geography Department is unique as it integrates physical geography, human geography, and geomatics, creating a sense of community that brings together undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff. The Department offers graduate students with research opportunities and supports through academic and social events, as well as funding to attend conferences and to encourage research and networking skills. Faculty within the Department are knowledgeable and friendly and create an excellent environment for students to develop their research skills.

Honours and Awards

  • 2019 Oscar J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship
  • 2019 Queen Elizabeth II/William G. Dean Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • 2019 Northern Scientific Training Program Research Grant
  • 2018 Centre for Global Change Science Graduate Student Research Award
  • 2018 Queen Elizabeth II/William G. Dean Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • 2018 Faculty of Arts and Science Master’s Recruitment Award
  • 2018 Northern Scientific Training Program Research Grant

Publications and Presentations

  • Dauginis, A. & Brown, L. C. (July 9, 2019). Linkages between snow and ice phenology in the Canadian High Arctic from 1997 – 2017. Oral presentation at the 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, Montreal, QC.
  • Dauginis, A. & Brown, L. C. (December 11, 2018). Linkages between sea ice, snow cover, and temperature in the Canadian Arctic from 2000 – 2017. Poster presentation at ArcticNet 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON.
  • Dauginis, A. & Brown, L. C. (October 20, 2018). Linkages between sea ice, snow cover, and temperature in the Canadian Arctic from 2000 – 2017. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division, Toronto, ON.
  • Dauginis, A. & Brown, L. C. (March 16, 2018). An investigation of sea ice, snow cover, and snow melt conditions on Bathurst Island, Nunavut from 2000 – 2017. Poster presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Joint Meeting.
  • Dauginis, A. & Brown, L. C. (March 16, 2018). An investigation of sea ice, snow cover, and snow melt conditions on Bathurst Island, Nunavut from 2000 – 2017. Oral presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Eastern Student Conference.
  • Dauginis, A. & Shadrova. A. (October 11, 2017). Investigating burn severity and post-fire regrowth using Landsat OLI/TIRS imagery in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Oral presentation at ESRI Canada GIS in Education and Research Conference.