School of the Environment welcomes Dr. Paul Helm as new Adjunct Professor

Friday, November 23, 2012 9:30:00 AM

It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Helm as a new Adjunct Professor and associate graduate faculty member at the School of the Environment.  He is a Senior Research Scientist at Ontario Ministry of the Environment, in the Great Lakes Monitoring Section of the Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch.  He represents the Ministry at various provincial, national and international committees on contaminants.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto. His research focuses on persistent chemicals in the environment, primarily in the Great Lakes and surrounding atmosphere, but also is actively engaged in contaminant issues in urban environments. 

His research has strong connections to existing faculty with graduate appointments in the School and can help further foster collaboration between researchers at Ontario Ministry of the Environment and our faculty and students.  Although active in supervising students elsewhere, Dr. Helm is interested in being involved with graduate student committees.  Dr. Helm presented a research seminar in our Environment and Health seminar series in Spring 2012 which generated interest by faculty and students at the University.  Overall, I see his engagement at the School as providing a valuable connection to the external community and aiding our research and teaching.

If you would like to contact him, please email him at


Professor Donald A. Jackson,
Interim Director, School of the Environment