Dr. Nicolas D. Brunet

Assistant Professor (Latornell Professor in Environmental Stewardship)

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 Latornell Professorship in Environmental Stewardship.  Learn more about Dr. Brunet.

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.

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Claudia Gbetholancy

MSc Candidate

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

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Graeme Reed

PhD Candidate

Graeme is currently pursuing 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.

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Kelsey Tyerman

MSc Student

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

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Hilary Sadowsky

MSc Candidate

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

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