Education

Concordia University, M.Sc., September 2018-present

University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons) in Evolutionary Anthropology and Osteo Archaeology, 2015-2017

Glendon College, York University, B.A. (Hons) in French, 2010-2014

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pUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed

2018. Arseneau-Robar TJM, Joyce MM, Stead SM, and Teichroeb JA. Proximity and grooming patterns reveal opposite-sex bonding in Rwenzori Angolan colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii). Primateshttp://rdcu.be/CZkN

Non-refereed

2019. Joyce MM. Primate Sociality. In Wikipedia. Username: Meganjoyce, published on Wikipedia April 7, 2019 (permanent link to this revision): https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Primate_sociality&oldid=891362518

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Conference presentations

Joyce MM (2019, March). Biodiversity Sustainability: Integrating Animal Decision-Making and Conservation Management Strategies. Poster presented at: Sustainability in the City and Beyond Conference, Concordia University, Montreal QC.

Teirchroeb JA and Joyce MM (2017, May). Proximity & grooming patterns in Rwenzori Angolan colobus monkeys show strong female-female relationship. Co-author for paper presentation at the Canadian Society for Zoologists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Adjveal T, Joyce MM and Saldhanna N (2015, July). The exchange of information between nonhuman primates and humans. Co-author and co-presenter for paper presentation at the International Systemic Functional Linguistic Conference, Aachen, Germany.

Benson J, Adjveal T, Belanger J, Joyce MM and Saldhanna N (2014, July). The causal efficacy of intra-species and inter-species conversation. Co-author of paper presentation at the European Systemic Functional Linguistic Conference, Paris, France.

Belanger J and Joyce MM (2013, December). Text-Context Relationships: Interpersonal Semantics Bending the Field of Discourse. Co-author and co-presenter for the paper presentation at the Oita Text Forum, Oita, Japan.

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Workshops and Professional development

2019 (April). Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal, QC. A half-day workshop for ecologists on advanced multivariate analyses. Demonstrates constrained methods such as redundancy analysis, multivariate regression tree and linear discriminant analysis to explore how environmental variables may be driving patterns in species assemblage across sites.

2019 (March). Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, QC. A half-day workshop for ecologists on multivariate analyses, including distance metrics and transformations for clustering, unconstrained ordinations, and to perform Principal Component Analysis, Correspondence Analysis, Principal Coordinate Analysis and Nonmetric MultiDimensional Scaling, to find patterns in data.

2019 (February). Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, QC. A half-day workshop for ecologists on the steps to conduct a linear mixed model analysis, check its assumptions, report results, and visually represent the model in R.

2019. Wikipedia Editing: Completed WikiEdu training in how to write and edit in Wikipedia <dashboard.wikiedu.org>

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Teaching Experience

2019, HENV 680: Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal QC. Role: Seminar Facilitator: Biodiversity. (14 students)

2019, GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal QC. Role: Teaching Assistant

2018, GEOG 323 Urban Agriculture, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal QC. Role: Teaching Assistant

2018, GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal QC. Role: Teaching Assistant

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Field Work and internships

Spey House in East Sussex, Kent, United Kingdom. May-August 2016. 

Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa. June-August 2014. 

Cano Palma Biological Station near Tortuguero, Costa Rica. May-August 2013. 

Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary (IPLS) in Des Moines, Iowa. April 2013. 

Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary (IPLS) in Des Moines, Iowa. May-July 2012. 

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Community Involvement

Invited Presentations

2019 Kanzi: Language Apes. Undergraduate Primatology class, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2018 Kanzi and his Bonobo Family: Language Apes. Grade 1-2 class, Palmerston Public School, Toronto ON

2014 Sea Turtle Conservation. Grade 4-5 class, Gledhill Public School, Toronto ON

2014 Kanzi: Language Apes. Grade 4-5 class, Gledhill Public School, Toronto ON

Volunteering

Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC), Toronto, ON

Director of Special Events, March 2017–May 2018. Canadian charity focused on conservation work near Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Invited to serve on the board of directors. Responsible for planning and organizing the annual fundraiser and attending outreach events. Participated in volunteer recruitment and outreach at the University of Toronto’s International Fair and at the Toronto Pet Expo.

GTA Animal Cognition Group, Toronto, ON

Member, 2015-2018. Attended meetings and presentations by leaders in the fields. Participated in meetings, discussions and presented research to the group.