Mitchell Bonney

I am a Masters student at Queen’s University in physical geography. I completed my undergraduate degree in environmental geography and geographic information systems at the University of Toronto in 2015. My current research focus lies in linking Landsat satellite imagery analysis with ground-based study of vegetation growth dynamics over time and space at treeline in central Canada. A more in-depth look at my Master’s research can be seen HERE.

lab photo

Hiking Crocker Bowl in north-central Maine

Since my childhood I have been interested in our natural environment. Growing up in Maine I spent many hours participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing with family and friends. My interest in Canada’s northern environment, however, began in 2013 when I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in a canoe expedition on the Coppermine River in Nunavut. This trip, sponsored by Chancellor Wendy Cecil of Victoria College at the University of Toronto, allowed three Victoria College students to experience a remote canoe adventure in northern Canada without having to bear the expensive costs that usually accompany this type of travel. After this trip I knew I wanted to pursue my studies in northern research, thus bringing me to where I am today.

Canoes 2

Our canoes on the Coppermine River

Canoe Trip Full Group 2

Coppermine River trip group members pose for photo at Bloody Falls just south of Kugluktuk, NU. Center: the other two Victoria students, Wendy and I