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Awards

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2024-present

Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader, Corporate Knights, Canada, 2023

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, Canada, 2020-2023

Honours and Distinctions

Junior Fellow, Massey College, Canada, 2017-2019

Appointments

Visiting Research Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, USA, January-December 2023

Visiting Research Scholar, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Tasmania, Australia, November-December 2018

Media

Interview, In the Media: PhD student Xia (Alice) Zhu says bioplastics alone won’t save the planetUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science News (2023). 

Interview, Biodegradable Plastics May End Up Doing More Harm Than GoodBloomberg (2023). 

Interview, “There is no time to waste”: Protest calls for concrete action on climate change as COP26 continuesThe Varsity (2021). 

Interview, Hundreds rally at Queen's Park to demand stronger government action on climate crisisCBC News (2021). 

Interview, U of T students join rally at Queen’s Park for climate action ahead of federal electionThe Varsity (2021). 

InterviewCanada's Still on FireToronto350.org Blog (2021).

Interview, What do we know about microplastics? The Varsity (2020). 

Interview, Environment experts gather at U of T to discuss the Paris Climate ConferenceThe Varsity (2016). 

Interview, U of T delegates head to Paris for COP21The Varsity (2016). 

Interview, Students compete to develop clean, human-powered designsThe Varsity (2015). 

Interview, Historic but flawed: U of T student delegates evaluate COP21 agreementU of T News (2015). 

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