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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
  • N. Klenk, PhD. (British Columbia), Assistant Professor 
  • N. Latulippe, B.A. (Hons) (Nipissing), M.A. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant 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), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • 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),  Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • S. Stefanovic, Ph.D. (Toronto), Lecturer
  • 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 visit the following website.

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.

Programs in Environmental Chemistry have been moved to the Chemistry Section of the Calendar.
Programs in Environmental Physics have been moved to the Physics and Astrophysics Section of the Calendar.

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

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Engineering
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Engineering (MEng) offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEng programs in either Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering. These Combined Degree Programs allow students to complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees.

The 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 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

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

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) offered by the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEnvSc program. They are designed for students interested in pursuing a career in environmental sciences within the green-sector, geosciences, industry, consulting, government and policy organizations. These Combined Degree Programs give students the opportunity to: (1) begin exploring their academic interests in Year 4 of their studies; (2) complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees; and (3) enrol in the MEnvSc in the Summer session between Years 4 and 5 in order to complete either a two-month academic or internship opportunity, in addition to the mandatory four-month academic or internship opportunity completed in the MEnvSc program alone.

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Environmental Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Geoscience (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science

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

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science or Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) /Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) with the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education provide students with a direct pathway to the completion, in 6 years, of their Undergraduate degree, Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications, and Master’s degree.​ These Combined Degree Programs allow students to complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees.

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Environmental Biology (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Biology (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.