Research Team

dr. Nicolas D. Brunet

Assistant Professor (Latornell Professor in Environmental Steweardship)

Dr. Nicolas Brunet is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, where he holds the Professorship in Environmental Stewardship.

Verena Kulak

PhD Candidate

Under Dr. Brunet’s supervision, I am developing a project focusing on the interrelations between Indigenous spirituality and medicinal plant restoration initiatives in Southern Ontario

Graeme reed

PhD Candidate

Graeme is currently pursing his PhD at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Professor Brunet, studying how Indigenous community-based monitoring programs, including Indigenous Guardian Programs, are supporting or preventing, Indigenous Peoples self-determination and governance. 

Hilary Sadowsky

MSc Candidate

Hilary is pursing an MSc in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. Working under Dr. Brunet, Hilary’s current research explores the role of environmental researchers in land-based learning for Inuit youth in Arctic Canada

Claudia Gbetholancy

MSc Candidate

After completing her BSc in Geography at Université Laval, Claudia is currently pursuing her MSc in Rural Planning & Development at the University of Guelph. She has an interest in public participation in decision-making processes.  

Chirag Patney

MSc Student 

Graeme is currently pursing his PhD at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Professor Brunet, studying how Indigenous community-based monitoring programs, including Indigenous Guardian Programs, are supporting or preventing, Indigenous Peoples self-determination and governance. 

Kelsey Tyerman

MSc Student

After completing her BAH at Queens University in Geography and Environmental Studies, Kelsey is pursuing her MSc in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph. She is interested in pursuing a career in environmental planning. 

Angela Asuncion

MSc Candidate

Graeme is currently pursing his PhD at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Professor Brunet, studying how Indigenous community-based monitoring programs, including Indigenous Guardian Programs, are supporting or preventing, Indigenous Peoples self-determination and governance. 

Graeme reed

PhD Candidate

Graeme is currently pursing his PhD at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Professor Brunet, studying how Indigenous community-based monitoring programs, including Indigenous Guardian Programs, are supporting or preventing, Indigenous Peoples self-determination and governance.