Our group is growing with two PhD students and one research technician joining us this January. Sam Bansah’s PhD will focus on isotope hydrology in the South Tobacco Creek Watershed (Red River Valley, south-centre Manitoba) while Md. Aminul Haque’s PhD will deal with wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry in Broughton’s Creek Watershed (Prairie Pothole Region, south-west Manitoba). Nicole Pogorzelec will also be working with us in the field and in the lab as she is a 4th year environmental science student at the University of Manitoba who will use her winter 2014 term as a co-op work term. Warm welcome to Sam, Aminul and Nicole! And congratulations to Aminul as the recipient of an International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) of the University of Manitoba.