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Environmental Science

Faculty List

  • G.B. Arhonditsis, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Agricultural Univ. of Athens, Greece), Ph.D. (Univ. of the Aegean, Greece), Professor
  • H. Daxberger, Dipl. Geol. (Fredrich Alexander University, Germany), Ph.D. (McMaster), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • M. Dittrich, M.S. (Moscow), Ph.D. (Humbolt), Associate Professor
  • N. Eyles, B.Sc. (Leicester), M.Sc. (Memorial University NFLD), Ph.D. (East Anglia), D.Sc. (Leicester), P. Geo., Professor
  • R.R. Fulthorpe, B.Sc., M.SC. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Carlton), Professor
  • W.A. Gough, B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (McGill), Professor
  • B. Greenwood, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Bristol), Ph.D. (Hons. Causa, Uppsala), Professor Emeritus
  • K.W.F. Howard, B.Sc. (Exeter), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Birmingham), P.Geo., C.Geol.F.G.S., P.H.G., Professor
  • M.E. Isaac, Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • J.P. Lowman, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc., Ph.D. (York, Canada), Professor
  • J.I. MacLellan, R.P.F. (New Brunswick), B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Lecturer
  • A. Martin, B.A.(Hon.), M.F.C., Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • M. Meriano, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • C. Mitchell, B.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • T. Mohsin, B.Sc. (Dhaka), M.Sc. (Dhaka), M.E.S. (Newcastle), Ph.D. (Toronto), Senior Lecturer
  • A.G. Price, B.Sc. (Wales), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill), Associate Professor Emeritus
  • A. Simpson, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Birmingham), Professor
  • M.J. Simpson, B.Sc.,Ph.D. (Alberta), Professor
  • K. Smith, B.Sc. (Queen’s), M.Sc. (California Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Toronto)
  • F. Wania, Dipl.Geook. (Bayreuth), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • M. Wells, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Australian National), Associate Professor
  • J.A. Westgate, B.Sc. (Reading), Ph.D. (Alberta), Professor Emeritus
  • D.D. Williams, B.Sc. (North Wales), Dip. Ed. (Liverpool), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo), D.Sc. (Wales), Professor Emeritus

Human activity is a major cause of environmental change. Study of the dynamics of both natural and anthropogenic changes requires knowledge spanning many scientific disciplines. Recent environmental degradation such as surface and subsurface water pollution, air and soil pollution, climate change, depletion of resources, extinction of species and problems of waste disposal are all a result of the lack of understanding of environmental systems and processes. Environmental degradation has an impact not only on human beings but on all species and most natural systems, so that its understanding requires approaches and skills from many disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics, physics, and ecology.

All Environmental Science Specialist programs (Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Physics, and Environmental Science) and the Major program in Environmental Science have earned official accreditation from Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada and the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC). These UTSC programs have met the national standard required to earn accredited status, which connects industry and academics in the environmental sector. Graduates of these programs are eligible to receive their Environmental Professional in Training (EPt) designation, which is a developmental certification for emerging environmental professionals. To learn more about the EPt program see: http://www.eco.ca/accreditation.

The overall purpose of the programs in Environmental Science is to provide education and training which will produce highly qualified scientists with excellent field and laboratory experience, with a view to future employment in consulting, government, non-governmental organizations and research and teaching.

Students are cautioned that some courses in Environmental Science (EES) may include Ancillary fees.

Combined Degree Programs, Specialist programs in Environmental Science, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering)

The Combined Degree Programs in Environmental Science (BSc) and MEng allows exceptional students who are registered in one of the UTSC Specialist or Specialist Co-op programs in Environmental Science (Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, or Environmental Physics) to apply during their third year, and be considered, for admission to the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Chemistry MEng programs in either Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering.

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Environmental Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Biology (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Biology (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science (various) or Honours Bachelor of Arts (various)/ Master of Teaching

The Combined Degree Programs for Honours Bachelor of Science/Honours Bachelor of Arts programs at UTSC (various) and the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education are designed for students interested in studying the intersections of the Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or French, and Education coupled with professional teacher preparation. They allow exceptional students who are registered in specified Specialist and Major programs to apply during their third year of studies, and be considered, for admission to the MT.

The Combined Degree Programs options include:

  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching 
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Physics (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.