Past Graduate Students


Yifan Wu

Master of Environmental Science student

Yifan started her Master of Environmental Science program at the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences (University of Toronto Scarborough) in September 2020. As part of this professional program, Yifan measured the levels of oxidative stress biomarkers in a cohort of pregnant women living near unconventional natural gas activity in Northeastern British Columbia. 

Yifan holds a BSc from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with a Pharmacology and Toxicology Specialist Program and a Global Health Major. 

Claudelle Dubeau 

MSc student in Epidemiology (co-supervision)

Claudelle started a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Université Laval in September 2017 under Mélanie Lemire's supervision. Claudelle graduated in 2021. Her thesis project looked at the quality of nutrition among children and youth in four First Nations communities in Quebec. It focuses on the correlation between diet quality and exposure to contaminants in ultra-processed foods. 

Claudelle’s interest in global and environmental health stems primarily from her experiences abroad and her love of nature and the outdoors.


Past Interns


Bénédicte Ngwabika

Intern (2020)

During her internship with Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Bénédicte conducted a literature review on environmental injustice in the context of unconventional natural gas exploitation by hydraulic fracturing. She graduated from with a MSc degree in public health from the Université de Montréal.

Hélène Akpo

Intern (2020)

During her internship with Élyse Caron-Beaudoin, Hélène worked on identifying in the scientific literature studies which investigated the toxicity of hydraulic fracturing chemicals using cellular or animal models. As part of this systematic review, Hélène also conducted the data extraction of the selected studies using the online platform HAWC.