Research Assistants and Worklearn Students

Marie McCallum

Marie McCallum was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. She was lucky enough to spend much of her time growing up in the mountains around Jasper and Canmore where she developed a passion for rock climbing, skiing and mountain biking. Marie is currently in her final year of her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences.

During her undergrad, Marie took part in the Co-op program where she had the opportunity to participate in agricultural research investigating the effects of pollination on crop yield in northern Alberta. For her second co-op term, she worked for the water Quality Management team at Teck Coal Ltd. in the Elk Valley, where she was exposed to the development process of new water treatment technologies and water sampling in the field. Marie has joined the IRSS lab as a Work Learn student with the hopes of learning about remote sensing applications to sustainable land management and conservation in the face of the climate crisis.

Sabrina St-Onge

Sabrina St-Onge was born and raised in Wickham, a small town located between Montreal and Quebec City. Sabrina is a recent graduate from the Forest Technology program at CEGEP of Saint-Foy and she is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Forest Management at Laval University, Quebec. Between starting an analytic lab for a geotechnical consultant firm, working as a forest consultant for the city of Drummondville, and working as a soil analyst for Natural Resources Canada, Sabrina has gained a wide variety of work experiences.

Now, Sabrina is grateful to add to these experiences a stay in the IRSS as a worklearn student for the 2020 winter term. She is very excited to be learning about the power of remote sensing technologies and to be doing so alongside such an amazing team (including the dogs!).

When she is not hard at work, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her horse, road biking, playing her guitar and accordion with her family, and woodworking in her grandfather’s garage.