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Author Archive: Meredith

Back in Canada

I’m back in little old Saint John, New Brunswick, after my three-month placement at Lima’s National University of Engineering came to an end last week. Luckily, my flight out of Jorge Chavez International Airport left for Halifax a mere 12 hours before a magnitude-8 earthquake hit the towns of Pisco and Ica, about a four…


Time is elastic in this country. Two thirds into my placement at “la UNI,” and it feels like things are just getting underway. Since the beginning of June, I’ve been monitoring the methanogenic activity of a number of sewage samples collected from the university’s pilot-scale wastewater treatment plant. There’s a small office and lab next…

Mount Allison student off to Peru

My name is Meredith Clayden, and I grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick. I’m finishing up my BSc in Chemistry and Biology at Mount Allison University.