Adriana Navarro Borrell, PhD

Faculty
I am very passionate about teaching and research. I was born in Cuba and obtained my BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Havana, where I worked as Plant Physiology instructor in 2006-2009. I came to Canada to complete my PhD research at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010. My doctoral research examined the effects of sequence and frequency of crops in pulse and wheat based rotation systems and their influence on fungal diversity, microbial community structure, and crop performance. I became a full-time instructor in the Agriculture Science program at Lethbridge College in 2015. I am currently teaching Plant Physiology, Soil Fertility, Field Crop Production and Special Crop Production courses.

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

Faculty
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

Faculty
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

Faculty, Chair
My education background is 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. At present, I'm the chair of the Research Ethics Board, and my focus is research and research ethics.

Stephen Graham, MSc

Faculty
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.