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Linda Campbell - Saint Mary's University. Halifax, NS, CA

Linda Campbell

Professor, Environmental Science | Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS, CANADA

Professor | Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Science





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Dr. Campbell is a Senior Research Fellow at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. She moved to Halifax from a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) faculty position at Queen's University. Her research and teaching focus on contaminants in the environment and on sustainability / resilience issues, with particular emphasis on aquatic ecosystems and water resources. She obtained her PhD from University of Waterloo where she studied mercury biogeochemistry in African Great Lakes with Drs Bob Hecky and George Dixon. Her MSc was from University of Alberta where she focused on biomagnification trends of organochlorine contaminants in a sub-alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains under Dr. David Schindler's supervision. In 2009, Dr. Campbell was selected as one of the national Top 40 under 40 awardees for her professional and service contributions. Her research group at Saint Mary’s examine environmental contaminants across the Nova Scotia and around the world. Currently, her team is focusing on the impact of century-old historical gold mine sites on freshwater ecosystems in Nova Scotia.

Areas of Expertise (9)





Mercury and arsenic in aquatic ecosystems

aquatic ecosystems


Deaf culture


Accomplishments (4)

Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Science (professional)

Research Professorship at Saint Mary's University

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Queen's University (professional)

Canada Research Chair award for salary and research infrastructure. (July 1 2005 to July 1 2011)

Ontario Association for the Deaf Professional of the Year (professional)


Ontario Association for the Deaf recognition of professional achievements of a Deaf person living in Ontario.

Canada's Top 40 under 40 National Award for Professional Excellence (professional)


The Caldwell Partners International Award for recognition of professional achievement and excellence for 40 people under the age of 40.

Education (1)

University of Waterloo: PhD, Biology 2002

Thesis: Mercury in Lake Victoria, East Africa: Another emerging issue for a beleaguered lake?

Languages (2)

  • English
  • American Sign Language (ASL)