Department of Geography
Email: sarah [dot] wilson [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Sarah)
Sarah holds a Masters degree in Biology from McGill (’07) and is currently a PhD candidate in the Geography department. Her work focuses on the social and ecological outcomes of community-led cloud forest restoration projects in Northwest Andean Ecuador.
Sarah began teaching in grade nine when she volunteered for an after-school tutoring program, and she hasn’t looked back. Since then, she has tutored topics ranging from math to writing, developed and taught a science-based urban gardening course for a local Montreal NGO, and led high schoolers up mountains as an environmental educator in New Hampshire. She has also trained McGill graduate students to teach science in her coordinator role for Let’s Talk Science, a national science outreach program. Her dedication to teaching and mentoring won her the prestigious L’Oreal Women in Science Mentorship Award in 2009. Sarah’s most recent teaching contribution has been founding and developing a graduate-undergraduate mentoring program in McGill’s Geography department. She strives every day to feed her passion—teaching students about the environment and the world around them through science.