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Corinna Dally-Starna

PhD Candidate, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

Corinna Dally- Starna is a PhD candidate in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and is affiliated with the Beaty Water Research Centre. Her research interests focus on First Nations drinking water and Infrastructure.

Her research is funded by Ontario Graduate Scholarships, the Queen‘s University Graduate Bursary, and the NSERC-funded CREATE Program, Leaders in Water and Watershed Sustainability.

Corinna has been on unpaid education leave since September 2018 from her position as Regional Environmental Program Coordinator (Ontario) with the Correctional Service Canada where, supported by four staff, she managed a broad portfolio, including drinking water and wastewater.

In 2006, Corinna represented a local advocacy group before the Standing Committee on Social Policy (Ontario Clean Water Act) advocating for consideration of the impacts of atmospheric deposition of contaminants on water quality.

While at Queen’s University, she held Teaching Assistant positions in Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Sociology, and Wildlife Issues. As Research Assistant she explored toxicological issues surrounding deep seabed mining as well as sustainable agriculture and Indigenous food sovereignty.

Corinna is a published translator and editor of 18th and 19th-century German mission records (Moravians and Jesuits) and has co-authored two books, one book chapter, and two articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her translation work was funded by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Connecticut, and the University of Nebraska Press.

Corinna holds a Masters of Environmental Studies from Queen‘s University (2007) and a M.Sc. in Social Studies Education (7-12) from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta (1999).


  • –present
    PhD Student, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University, Ontario


  • 2007 
    Queen's University, Masters in Environmental Studies (MES)