Joseph Palladino


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) • Geography and Political Science • McMaster University


Joseph Palladino attained his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 2016, where he majored in Geography and Political Science. While completing his degree, he also took the opportunity to complete his Certificate in Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector from Mohawk College, giving him a sound interdisciplinary foundation. His academic interests include freshwater policy and management, multi-tiered governance, and integrated socioecological management. Through his education and interests, he produced the McMaster Undergraduate Water Research Award-winning “Don River Project” in 2015, in which he studied social, economic and environmental relationships within the Don River watershed.

Joseph has a history of producing strong research for multiple organizations in a variety of fields. He has had the privilege of interning with the Toronto Distillery Historic District’s Management office as a land Use Intern, as well as with the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL) as a Research Assistant. Most recently, he has interned with the Town of Richmond Hill’s Water and Waste Water Division, where skills such as community engagement, surveying, data management and teamwork have been enhanced. His most prominent role, however, has been as the University Student Director of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium, a provincially-funded organization with a mandate to strengthen the role of online pedagogy in Ontario.

In his spare time Joseph enjoys hiking, fishing, swimming, golfing and backpacking the Canadian landscape. He aspires to one day merge his love for the outdoors and his research abilities, in the hopes that he can educate others on sustainable goals and practices.

Joseph's MScSM Internship: Tepperman's


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