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Environmental Studies

Faculty List

  • G.B. Arhonditsis, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Agricultural Univ. of Athens, Greece), Ph.D. (Univ. of the Aegean, Greece), Professor
  • S.C. Bunce, B.A. (Guelph), M.E.S. Pl. (York), Ph.D. (York), Assistant 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
  • J. Hannigan, B.A., M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Ohio State), Professor
  • M. Hoffmann, B.S. (Michigan Technological University), Ph.D. (George Washington University), Associate Professor
  • M.E. Isaac, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • T. Kepe, B.Agric. (Fort Hare), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Western Cape), Associate Professor
  • N. Klenk, B.Sc., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (UBC), Associate Professor
  • K. MacDonald, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo), Assistant 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
  • 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), Lecturer
  • R. Narayanareddy, MESc. (Yale University), Ph.D. (Minnesota), Assistant Professor


There is significant public and student interest in environmental issues. This Major Program in Environmental Studies (B.A.) gives students an opportunity to develop an understanding of environmental issues from the perspectives of the physical, life and social sciences. It serves as an excellent companion to Majors such as Anthropology, Human Geography, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Physics and Astrophysics, and Physical Sciences.

The program is designed as a contemporary rendering of the study of environmental problems and the knowledge/tools needed to solve them.  One of its key features is the classification of the courses offered into Foundation & Skills and Capstone & Applications. The former group will build a foundation of socioeconomics and environmental science, while the latter group will integrate insights from different disciplines and nurture an interdisciplinary way of thinking. These courses also include many opportunities for experiential learning through problem-solving case studies, team-based projects and individual research. Special emphasis is placed on the capacity of the program to successfully build the requisite interdisciplinary, problem-solving skill sets needed when tackling environmental management issues. The program effectively balances the need for a strong foundation in basic principles characterizing a typical program in Environmental Studies and the importance of building bridges among the various disciplines involved.

Experiential Learning and Outreach
For a community-based experiential learning opportunity in your academic field of interest, consider the course CTLB03H3, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning section of the Calendar.