Blogs

Meet with 2020 MESPOM graduate Ekaterina Kushnir, from Russia

October 20, 2020

Ekaterina Kushnir, from Russia, is a 2020 MESPOM graduate. She’s currently working as a Research Assistant at IIIEE, exploring the role that different intellectual property models play in accelerating sustainability transitions within the IPACST project (Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions).

Keep reading to find out about her personal thoughts on how MESPOM prepared her navigate through her job hunt journey!

Batch-6 (2012) alumna Nga Nguyen: On sustainable coffee production supply chains and running marathons

September 25, 2020

I'm currently doing my PhD at Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands. I am doing research on behavior change in response to climate change from both consumers and producers' perspective. The case study I chose is sustainable coffee production in Vietnam and consumption in Germany.

Benjamin Black, UK on his MESPOM internship experience in Cambodia

Recent Batch-15 (2020) graduate, Benjamin Black from the UK, reflects on his MESPOM internship experience in Cambodia, in the summer of 2019 when the world was a slightly different place. He was very inspired by his internship experiences, and ended up doing his Master’s thesis research focused on avoided deforestation generated by protected areas in Cambodia.

MESPOM alumna'18 Anita Lazurko receives Trudeau Scholarship Award

May 24, 2020

From Canada to Europe to Sri Lanka to southern Africa, MESPOM alumna (2018) Anita Lazurko talks about her journey studying climate adaptation and transformations to sustainability in multiple cultural contexts. She is currently back in Canada for a PhD at the University of Waterloo and was a recent recipient of the prestigious Trudeau Scholarship Award. We are very proud!