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Gloria Ko

Gloria Ko

McMaster University Student Traineeship (MUST) Programme Scholar
 
Gloria is entering her fourth year as an Honors Geography and Environmental Sciences student at McMaster University. Her key interests lie within environmental assessment, environmental impacts on human health, meteorology, soil science, hydrology, all within a sustainability scope. She is pursuing an undergrad thesis for the upcoming September to fall semester under the supervision of Professor John Maclachlan. She plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainability Management after her undergrad.

Gloria has been an active member of Global Brigades, which is a non-profit organisation that mobilises students to rural indigenous countries that focus on a holistic model. She also went to Nicaragua for a medical service trip in 2017 and was president of the club McMaster Global Environmental/Water brigades. She prepared for eight months to attend a service trip to Honduras in May 2018 to implement water pipeline systems to deliver water and energy as well as to educate on proper waste management and hygiene stations. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the team was unable to go. However, a significant amount of awareness was raised on the significance of the club.

Gloria will be working under the supervision of Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla and Dr Hamid Mehmood on a global scale analysis on the Water Security and Nexus programme, specifically on the transboundary cooperation on water and ecosystems module. She will have to summarise the notes and extracts from the CBD Report (2013) and WWDR (2018). She will also be researching bibliographic data from Canada focusing on keyword queries such as water sustainability from citations and peer-reviews.