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Meet the PSGSA Team

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Alexa Peterson 

President

Where you're from: Winnipeg, MB



Year and program of study: First year, MSc


Project title/proposed project title: Mapping of quantitative trait loci in Thinopyrum Intermedium for Fusarium graminearum tolerance and agronomic traits


Favourite things to do in your spare time: hiking, baking, listening to live music, walking my dog

Future dream job: Agronomist / Breeder

Dream vacation: Iceland 

Nicknames: Lex, Petey

Pets: McLovin', 1 year old goldendoodle


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Ginelle Grenier

Vice President

Preferred name: Ginny 


Where I'm from: Baldur, MB


Year and program of study:  PhD, 2nd year 


Project title:  Molecular and genetic analysis of lodging resistance in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)


Favourite things to do:  Spending time at my family farm and cabin, playing sports, fishing, travelling, and visiting with friends


Favourite plant: Prairie Rose 


Do you have any pets: A cat named Gigi :)

  

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Samadhi Jayarathna

Treasurer

Where are you from: Sri lanka

Year at program of study: 2nd year

Title of project: Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) in Brassica napus for Resistance to Drought Stress


Favourite things to do: Aurora chasing, Road trips , Hiking, Reading novels, Swimming 

Dream vacation: One month in Europe 

Favourite place to go in the province : Clear lake

Nicknames: Sam, Kaushi

Favorite food: Ceylon foods

Do you have any pets: Doggy girl

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Lauren Gislason

Department Council Representative

Where you're from: Arborg, Manitoba



Year and program of study: 1st year MSc.

Title of project: Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in Brassica napus L. for pod shatter tolerance


About me

Favorite things to do: Camping, napping, reading for enjoyment

Favorite house plant: Mimosa pudica

Do you have any pets: A white miniature schnauzer named Rudy

Dream vacation: I have many! At the moment - hiking the Camino del Norte in Spain.

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Jared Bento

Social Director

Where you're from: Winnipeg, MB


Year and program of study: First year, MSc


Project title/proposed project title: Genome-Wide Association and Genomic Selection for Erucic Acid Content in Rapeseed (Brassica Napus)


Favourite things to do in your spare time:

Taking care of my plants, spending time outdoors, going to the gym, off-road trails, and seeping.

Dream Job: Self sufficiency via my own greenhouses and gardens

Dream vacation: Portugal- Mainland and Azores

Favourite tv show/movie: Star Wars - prequel trilogy (open to friendly debate) 

Favourite kind of music: Anything and everything (except pop-country...never pop-country)


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Lakmini Pathiranage

Seminar Committee Representative

Where you're from: Sri Lanka


Year and program of study: Second year, MSc


Project title/proposed project title: Role of phytoglobin in protecting maize quiescent center under waterlogging caused hypoxia conditions 


Dream vacation: Paris

Favourite place to go in the city: The Forks

Favourite tv show: Young Sheldon 

Favourite things to do: Cooking + trying hobbies


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Ehsanul Haq

UMGSA Representative

Preferred name/nickname: Ehsanul


Where you're from: Jashore, Bangladesh


Year and program of study: Second year, MSc


Project title/proposed project title: Examining the effects of altered levels of Phytoglobins during seed oil accumulation in Brassica napus

Favourite things to do: Travelling, watching movies, hangout with family & friends 

Future dream job: Tour Guide 

Dream vacation: Europe 

Favourite place to go in the city: FortWhyte Alive 

Favourite tv show/ movie: Top Gun 

Favorite food: Biriyani 

Favourite kind of music: Soft 

Do you have any pets: No, not yet 


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Caroline Brown

Social Coordinator

Where you're from: I was born and raised in Calgary and then moved to Saskatoon for university and have called it home for the last ten years. 

Year and program: Second year, PhD 

Project title/proposed project title: Investigating the genetic control of seed dormancy in canola 

 Favourite things to do in my spare time: Spending time outdoors, barre fitness classes, making pottery and spending time with friends and family! 

A plant that represents me: Snake plant- low key unless I need water! 

Favourite tv show: Schitts Creek

Favourite food: Italian food 

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Laetitia Mukunga

UMGSA Representative

Where you're from: Kenya



Year and program of study: First year, MSc


Project title/proposed project title: Field, greenhouse, and farm case studies on the role of alternative organic nutrients in sustainable agricultural and livelihood systems in Canada and Kenya


Favourite food: Chicken biryani 

Favourite kind of music: African and Reggaeton

Favourite TV show: Money Heist and Suits

Dream vacation: Bali, Indonesia

Pets: Melody, cat


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