Assistant Professor Benjamin Goldstein
Benjamin joined the Department of Bioresource Engineering in January 2021 after completing graduate and post-graduate studies at the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Michigan. He develops models to understand the multi-scalar environmental impacts of cities and to explore issues of environmental justice. Research domains include food systems, energy use, and corporate sustainability.
MSc Student - William Gagnon
William lives on Chief Drygeese Territory (Yellowknife, NT) where he witnesses the climate emergency on a daily basis: thawing permafrost, higher precipitations leading to buildings collapse, thinner ice shelf, erratic fish population, and more. A building engineer (Concordia University ’17), advocate and campaigner for climate (Cornell, ’19), he specializes in green buildings and decarbonization of the building sector (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, ’18). He likes working at the intersection of design, engineering, climate advocacy, sustainability and research.
William’s research interests currently lie in climate mitigation, biochar, pyrogenic carbon capture and storage, hydrogen energy storage, green buildings, renewable energy production, decarbonization, decolonization and energy storage solutions for northern locations.
BEng Student - Laurianne Roy
Laurianne is an undergraduate student in bioresource engineering with an interest in urban geography. She wants to participate in making more environmentally friendly and equitable cities using multidisciplinary approaches. Her participation to the SURF Lab is her first step towards that direction. She is now collaborating on a project that uses data science to assess the sustainability of urban agriculture in Europe and North America.