U of T alumnus named Science Communication Fellow

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:01:00 AM

Honours & Appointments


Craig Butt (Photo source: http://www.ehsciences.org)

2010 U of T alumnus Dr. Craig Butt (Department of Chemistry and Centre for Environment) was among ten US and Canadian scientists specializing in environmental health and green chemistry recently named Environmental Health Sciences' 2012 Science Communication Fellows.  Starting in March 2012, the Fellows will spend one year with editors and writers at Environmental Health Sciences learning communication skills and how to effectively inform journalists and the public about new research findings in environmental health and green chemistry. 

Dr. Butt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He investigates how classes of chemicals used as flame retardants and stain repellents enter the body, impact body systems and break down in people and wildlife. For his U of T doctorate, he investigated the fate of fluorinated stain repellents in arctic wildlife and fish under the supervision of Professor Scott Mabury (Chemistry) and Derek Muir (Environment Canada).   He also obtained his M.Sc. from U of T (Department of Geography) under the supervision of Professor Miriam Diamond (Geography).

More information: http://www.ehsciences.org/science-communication-fellows/science-communication-fellows/fellows