Eisha Mirza

 Eisha Mirza
MSc Student

Contact: eisha.mirza@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Brown
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan

ABOUT ME

Education

  • MSc Candidate – University of Toronto
  • HBSc Environmental Science, Biology for Health Sciences, and Environmental Management – University of Toronto Mississauga

Research and Professional Interests

My research interests include cold season hydrology and lake ice modeling. My master’s research aims to investigate the effects of stream inflows on central Ontario lake ice. As ice thickness cannot be manually measured in the unsafe inflow regions, thickness is inferred from vertical temperature profiles in combination with lake ice modeling. This research will contribute towards improving the methodology for modeling lake ice formation by using ground-based ice observations. It will also benefit the snowmobiling community by providing detailed information on the ice thickness and stream inflow relationships.

Why Geography at UTM?

I chose UTM for my graduate studies because of the great graduate community, an amazing and supportive supervisor, and exceptional funding opportunities.

Honours and Awards

  • 2018-2019 Graduate Expansion Fund
  • 2017-2018 University of Toronto Fellowship and Tuition Award
  • 2017-2018 Graduate Expansion Fund

Publications and Presentations

  • Mirza, E. & Brown, L.C. (June 11, 2018). Investigating the Effects of Stream Inflows on Central Ontario Lake Ice. Poster presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Joint Meeting.
  • Mirza, E. & Brown, L.C. (March 16, 2018). Investigating the Effects of Stream Inflows on Central Ontario Lake Ice. Poster presentation at the Canadian Geophysical Union Eastern Student Conference.
  • Mirza, E. & Brown, L.C. (January 31, 2018). Cold Season Hydrology Effects on Ice Cover. Graduate Geography Department Presentation – University of Toronto Mississauga.