People in the Irwin Lab

Principal Investigator

Darren Irwin (email)

Graduate Students

Silu Wang (PhD student)

Libby Natola (PhD student)

Kenny Askelson (PhD student, after completing his MSc here; email)

Saminda Fernando (email; PhD student at Univ. of Colombo; co-advised by Sampath Seneviratne and Darren Irwin)

Maddie Ore (MSc student; defended spring 2019 and heading to PhD program at Cornell; email)

Ellen Nikelski (MSc student)

Rashika Ranasinghe (MSc student)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Armando Geraldes (email)

Undergraduate Researchers

Quinn McCallum (NSERC USRA, 2019)

Annegret Liederbach (Honours project, 2016-2018; now MSc student at Kyoto University)

Else Mikkelsen (research assistant, NSERC USRA, and Honours Project, 2016-2018; now PhD student at University of Toronto Scarborough)

Jacqueline Mackenzie (research assistant and Hesse undergraduate researcher, 2017)

Lab Alumni 

Postdoc alumni:

Dr. Miguel Alcaide (email; postdoctoral researcher, 2011-2014; now a Research Associate at Simon Fraser University)

Dr. Christine Grossen (postdoctoral researcher, 2013-2014; now a postdoc at University of Zurich)

Dr. Sampath Seneviratne (postdoctoral researcher, 2009-2012; now Senior Lecturer at Univ. of Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Dr. Alex Rubtsov (visiting postdoctoral researcher, 2005-2006; now a curator at the State Darwin Museum, Moscow)

PhD alumni:

Dr. Kira Delmore (PhD 2015; now Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University)  **Received Faculty of Science Graduate Prize for Best PhD Dissertation in UBC Science, and Milsom Prize for Best PhD Dissertation in UBC Zoology

Dr. David Toews (PhD, 2014; now Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University)

Dr. Julie Lee-Yaw (PhD, 2013; now Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge)

Dr. Alan Brelsford (PhD, 2010; now Assistant Professor at Univ. of California Riverside)

Dr. Andrew Rush (graduate student, 2005-2007; completed PhD program at UC Berkeley)

MSc alumni:

Alison Porter (MSc, 2015; now in law school at University of Ottawa)

Cheng Chen (MSc, 2017; co-advised by Jedediah Brodie and Darren Irwin)

Haley Kenyon (MSc, 2013; now a Ph.D. student at Queen’s Univ.)

Katie Kuker (MSc, 2008; co-advised by Lance Barrett-Lennard; now a Senior Consultant at Environmental Resources Management)

Dr. David Toews (MSc, 2007; went on to do PhD–see above)

BSc alumni:

Stephanie Cavaghan

Michelle Chen (Honours project, 2012-2014)

Alana Demko

Julian Heavyside

Haley Kenyon (Honours project, 2009-2010; continued as MSc student–see above)

Kristen Haakans

Mehdi Khadraoui

Nina Lobo

Christie Macdonald

Matthew Osmond

Margarita Pacis

Thomas Pierce

Matt Robinson

Talia Sechley