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Student Profile: Hannah Harrison
Geography doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment
I am an ecosystem system scientist, civil engineer, and geographer with a background in sustainable and systematic thinking. I am passionate about limnology and hydrology, particularly within the context of global climate change.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose to come to SFU for my PhD because of its great facilities and support for research related to my field, and its reputation as a top university in Canada.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
I am currently researching the under-ice hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry of arctic lakes in the Mackenzie River Delta of the Northwest Territories. Essentially, I am studying the physical and chemical dynamics of water and methane in arctic lakes during periods when they are isolated from the atmosphere (frozen), in relation to water column mixing and green house gas production.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I enjoy the opportunity to network with professors and other experts in my field who are located not only at SFU, but around Canada and the world. SFU draws people from all over, so it is easy to connect with other students, academics, and researchers from various faculties around the globe.