2021 Nov, 6th Egesta Lab Party!

Some of the Egesta Lab members taking a photo after the party.                                             Family members join in taking a photo.


IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant

Egesta Lab master’s student, Jack Durant, presents his research at the IRES seminar.

Congratulations, Jack!

Master’s Students Diana and Georgia Receive Scholarship Awards!

Congratulations to our Master’s student Diana Bedolla Lopez who received the 2021 Les Lavkulich Graduate Student Fellowship, awarded by the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability.

We also congratulate our Master’s student Georgia Green who received the 2021 UBC Affiliated Spring Graduate Award.


Great Work Diana and Georgia!!

Egesta Lab alumnus, Bronwyn McIlroy-Young, receives Faculty of Science nomination for the Governor General’s Gold Medal!

Congratulations to our alum Bronwyn McIlroy-Young, who received the Faculty of Science nomination for the Governor General’s Gold Medal, recognizing the most outstanding academic achievement by a research-based Master’s student in the Faculty.

Great work Bronwyn!

Congrats Bri Della Savia

CONGRATS Bri Della Savia on your 2021 Graduation!

We wish you all the best! 🎉


Dr.Gunilla Öberg to serve as a panelist on a Webinar discussion on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals!

Dr.Gunilla Öberg, the Egesta Lab Principal Investigator, has been selected to serve as a panelist on a Webinar discussion about analytical approaches, challenges, and future directions of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals exposure. The Webinar is hosted by the Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) in partnership with CIAPE-ICEDA- Centre intersectoriel d’analyse des perturbateurs endocriniens, and focuses on the topic “25 years after Our Stolen Future: What have we learned about endocrine disruption?”

Find out more on the announcement page, here 

Congratulations, Dr.Gunilla Öberg!!!


New students join Egesta Lab!

We are delighted to welcome three new students to the Egesta Lab!


Manvi Bhalla joins us from the University of Waterloo and will be starting her Ph.D. program at IRES from September 2021!

Elina Eronen joins us from the University of Edinburgh and will be starting her Master’s program at IRES from September 2021!

Josh Travers joins us from Queen’s University and will be starting his Master’s programs at IRES from September 2021!


Welcome to the team!

Annegaaike appointed as SETAC Europe’s rep for European Commission’s high level roundtable to support new chemicals strategy!

Egesta Lab principal investigator Annegaaike Leopold has been appointed as the SETAC Europe’s representative, one of 32 organizations allotted a seat at the European Commission’s high-level roundtable to support the new chemicals strategy.

Congratulations, Annegaaike!

The round table will convene with the Commission on May 5th for their inaugural meeting to discuss the roundtable’s role and implementation of the strategy. It is also anticipated that much of the discussion will be on social and economic dimensions of industry transition to safe and sustainable chemicals.

More than 120 organizations competed for a position on the roundtable and it is an extraordinary honor to advise policy at this level! Annegaaike will be among representatives from industry, civil society, scientific and international organizations.

Robin & Gunilla awarded 2021 Best Paper from Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology

Congratulations to a former postdoc student in Egesta Lab (Dr. Robin Harder) and Egesta Lab principal investigator (Dr. Gunilla Oberg) on winning the 2021 Best Paper Award from Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. The paper “Recycling nutrients contained in human excreta to agriculture: Pathways, processes, and products” is available on the publications page.

Great work Robin and Gunilla! 🎉

Brianne Successfully Defends her Master’s Thesis

Congratulations to Brianne for defending her thesis entitled Investigating Local Preparedness for Managing Endocrine Disruptors!

Her work is now published in the UBC Library

Best Wishes!

MA Defence