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Victoria Collins

Research associate, Applied BioNanotechnoloy Industrial Research group, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Victoria is a NAIT research scientist working with the Applied BioNanotechnoloy Industrial Research group and collaborating closely with the Centre for Boreal Research, the Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability, and the Center for Sensors and Systems Integration. She holds a Bachelor degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, and both a Master's degree and Doctorate in Land Reclamation and Remediation. Victoria has over 10 years of experience studying oil sands microbiology and 4 years of experience leading remediation based research projects in collaboration with the oil and gas industry, both in the lab and in the field. Her current area of focus is biotechnology development and implementation, and bio-remediation.


  • 2016–present
    Research associate, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • 2013–2016
    Doctoral researcher, University of Alberta


  • 2020 
    University of Alberta, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    University of Alberta, Master of Science
  • 2010 
    University of Calgary, Bachelor of Science


  • 2020
    Methane Production and Emission Mitigation in Oil Sands Tailings Concurrent with Hydrocarbon Degradation under Nitrogen Limited Conditions, University of Alberta, Thesis
  • 2016
    Co-occurrence of methanogenesis and N2 fixation in oil sands tailings , Science of the Total Environment
  • 2013
    Methane Production in Oil Sands Tailings under Nitrogen-Depleted Conditions, University of Alberta, Thesis