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Nora Casson

Nora Casson

BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr. Nora Casson is a scholar, teacher, and mentor whose innovative research helps us understand the ways in which human activities impact lakes, streams, and wetlands.

As an internationally renowned environmental and climate scientist, Dr. Casson holds the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Environmental Influences on Water Quality. Since arriving to the Department of Geography at The University of Winnipeg in 2014, she has attracted more than $2 million in research funding and published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers.

Her research program is collaborative and interdisciplinary, with some of her most notable work investigating the impacts of winter climate change on ecosystems and communities. She has also published extensively on carbon and greenhouse gas dynamics in boreal ecosystems.

Dr. Casson is a dedicated mentor and has trained more than 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees in her lab at UWinnipeg. She also co-launched the Master in Environmental and Social Change, which is an interdisciplinary graduate program that equips students with the knowledge to address the grand environmental challenges facing our world.

Dr. Casson’s strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion has earned her a reputation as a leader across our institution. She co-directs the Pathways to Graduate Studies program, which introduces Indigenous students to research opportunities in the natural sciences and engineering.

The University of Winnipeg is proud to present Dr. Nora Casson with the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.