Alex Zahara (Memorial University)
Alex Zahara is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a member of the Waste and Science, Technology and Environment research hub. His PhD research examines historical and contemporary encounters with uranium mining and nuclear waste in his home community of Northern Saskatchewan.
In 2015, Alex completed his Masters of Environmental Studies degree at Queen's University as part of the Canada's Waste Flow research group. His master's research examined issues of waste management in Iqaluit, Nunavut, including the politics of a summer long dump fire (dubbed the Iqaluit 'dumpcano'). Prior to beginning graduate studies, Alex was a Science Horizons research intern at the University of Saskatchewan, where he worked on various scientific research projects, analyzing the environmental impacts of PCBs, neonicotinoid pesticides, and other pollutants. He is a founding member of Plastic Smart Saskatoon, a grassroots activist group aimed at reducing plastic consumption and production.
Learn more about my research at my personal website: http://www.alexzahara.wordpress.com