Bachelor of Science (Honours), Environmental Sciences • University of Guelph
MacKenzie recently graduated from the University of Guelph, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences. Throughout his undergraduate career, MacKenzie was able to enhance his knowledge of the environment, where he was able to focus on various subjects which include global environmental change, sustainability and pollution.
Throughout his undergraduate career, MacKenzie was able to work alongside various professors and professionals in the sector through research projects, volunteer work and lab work, gaining experience and expertise. MacKenzie was able to work alongside members of OMAFRA to help determine the feasibility of implementing an anaerobic digester for a non-for-profit organization called the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) due to their abundance in organic waste which they produce. Through an independent research study, he has also had the chance to perform experiments involving neonicotinoid chemicals and the effects that they have on aquatic invertebrates. As the use of neonicotinoids is currently an ongoing issue in Canada, he hopes that his research may be able to help develop new information which may be applicable to the ongoing issues involving them.
Outside of the lab and field work, MacKenzie loves to get away and spend his time surrounded by wildlife, whether it be camping, fishing or hiking. By studying sustainability, he hopes to make an impact on both environmental and social problems through the implementation of sustainable practices and innovation. In the future, he aims to help assist companies incorporate sustainable practices into their business policies and develop strategies to ensure that environmental and social change may occur.
MacKenzie's MScSM Internship: The Ontario Mining Association
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