Douglas Macdonald appointed Academic Associate Director of the School of the Environment

Friday, September 20, 2013 9:50:12 AM

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Macdonald, Senior Lecturer at the School of the Environment, has been appointed as the School's inaugural Academic Associate Director until June 30, 2014. In this role, he will coordinate and oversee the School's undergraduate programs and graduate collaborative programs, assist in advising students, and oversee other academic program-related activities. 

Dr. Macdonald holds a doctoral degree in Environmental Studies from York University and is the author of two books, The Politics of Pollution: Why Canadians are Failing their Environment (McClelland and Stewart, 1991) and Business and Environmental Politics in Canada (Broadview Press, 2007) and more recently is lead author on the professional report Allocating Canadian Emission Reductions Amongst Sources and Provinces: Learning from the European Union, Australia and Germany (2013). He is a member of the Canadian Political Science Association and a founding member of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. His current research is focused upon means of addressing the problem of political resistance to climate change policy engendered by what are seen as inequitable distributive effects of that policy.  Dr. Macdonald teaches environmental policy in the School's undergraduate and graduate programs.
The School offers an undergraduate B.A. program in environmental studies and a newly revised B.Sc. program in environmental science.  In addition, collaborative programs are offered with departments and programs at U of T such as chemistry, geography, geology, human biology, physics, philosophy, psychology, and others.   At the graduate level, interdisciplinary collaborative programs in Environmental Studies, as well as in Environment and Health, are offered in partnership with over twenty other units at the University.  

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