Adriana Morrell, PhD

Dr. Morrell is an instructor and researcher at Lethbridge College with expertise in Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Mycology, Microbial Ecology, and Agronomy. She is the founder and scientific lead of the Mycology Research Laboratory at Lethbridge College. Her mycology research expands to multiple areas, from improving sustainability in mushroom production using different types of food waste and agro-waste, to improving soil health and ecosystem productivity through management of soil fungal communities in both natural and agricultural systems. She collaborates closely with industry partners to ensure the practical application of research findings and facilitates the dissemination of information to stakeholders through reports, publications, presentations and online platforms.

Edith Olson, PhD

Faculty, Chair
College credentials in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from Aberdeen, Scotland. B.Sc. (Hons) in Soil Science from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. PhD in Water and Land Resources from University of Alberta, Canada. Focus on Soil Science, Water Quality, Statistics, Applied Research in Soil and Water Quality.

Everett Hanna, PhD

Dr. Hanna holds two diplomas (applied fish and wildlife biology), an honours Bachelor of Science degree (biology), and a PhD (ecology and evolution) with more than 15 years’ experience as a consulting wildlife biologist and researcher focusing on the management and conservation of game birds, songbirds, big game, and various at-risk species across North America.

Kris Hodgson-Bright, MA

I received my Master of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta in 2017, where my research focused on 360-degree immersive storytelling. My area of focus for applied research continues to be on innovative storytelling.

Sampath De Silva, PhD

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a master’s degree in coastal and hydraulics, and a Ph.D. in water and environmental engineering. I am a Professional Engineer with APEGA.

Stephen Graham, MSc

I have been involved in software development for more than 35 years. I am pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and applying my machine-learning knowledge to a variety of applied research projects.