Adjunct Faculty

The following individuals currently are Adjunct Professors at the School of the Environment.

JANE AMBACHTSHEER
Partner, Mercer;
Co-Instructor (Sessional Lecturer) of graduate course ENV1707H Environmental Finance and Sustainable Investing.
Ms. Ambachtsheer is a Partner of Mercer, based in Toronto.  She leads Mercer’s global responsible investment business, and consults to North American and international investors.  She was a consultant to the United Nations in developing the principles for responsible investment, and is a global advisor to the carbon disclosure project and sits on the investment committee of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.  

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BRAD BASS (Ph.D.)
Sessional Lecturer of undergraduate course ENV 299Y Research Opportunity Program.
Dr. Bass is a researcher and member of the Environment Canada’s Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative team. His research interests include best management practices and policies for limiting phosphorus loads from urban areas, green infrastructure, modelling phosphorus flows with fuzzy cognitive maps, ecological and socio-economic simulation with emergent computing, and community energy systems planning.

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PAUL HELM  (Ph.D.) 
Sr. Research Scientist, Great Lakes Water Monitoring Section, Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment;
Associate member, School of the Environment graduate faculty.

Dr. Helm's research interests include the fate and transport of organic contaminants in aquatic and urban environment; environmental chemistry of legacy and emerging persistent and bioaccumulative organic pollutants; passive sampling approaches to monitor and track fate of hydrophobic and polar chemicals; non-targeted analyses of chemicals in environmental matrices, Great Lakes contaminant issues. 

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SATYENDRA BHAVSAR  (Ph.D.)
Research Scientist, Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch,
Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
His research interests include environmental behaviour of contaminants, monitoring, fate and transport in multimedia environment, exposure and risk assessment, mathematical modelling, and Identification and understanding of contaminant patterns.  

Current research:
Monitoring contaminants in fish in Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Areas of Concern

Recently completed project:
Human Exposures To PFCs In Ontario Fish Caught Near Industrial Sources.  


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SUSAN McGEACHIE
Central Canada Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Member,
Environmental Finance Advisory Committee, School of the Environment;
Co-Instructor (Sessional Lecturer) of graduate course 
ENV1707H Environmental Finance and Sustainable Investing.
Ms. McGeachie is the Central Canada leader of EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. She advises companies on managing risks associated with environmental, social and governance issues, as well as developing appropriate governance and management models.  She is a member of the School of the Environment’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee

 
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PAUL MULDOON
Vice Chair, Environmental Review Tribunal;
Instructor (Sessional Lecturer) of graduate and undergraduate course 
ENV1701H/ENV422H Environmental Law.
Mr. Muldoon is Vice-Chair of the Environmental Review Tribunal, a body that adjudicates appeals, applications and referrals under 12 statutes.  He is the former Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association.  He has graduate degrees from McMaster University and McGill University and has written and co-written books and articles on Canadian environmental law and policy.

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NAMRATA SHRESTHA (Ph.D.) 
Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
Dr. Shrestha holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Toronto, with expertise in landscape and urban ecology and conservation planning.  She is a Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).  This appointment will offer an opportunity for research collaboration and partnership of the School with TRCA in the area of integrating science into policy and practice, especially in urban ecosystems management.  She is currently working closely with a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) on a joint project with Professors Don Jackson and Marie-Josée Fortin of EEB which researches road and ecology in urban landscapes and aims to provide science based guidance to policy, planning, and design stages of road network.  Dr. Shrestha also has an interest in mentoring students from the School of the Environment in internships and/or research projects and theses

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GRAY TAYLOR
Mr. Taylor is the School’s inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Environment.  He practices business law including climate change and emission trading, environmental and sustainability law at Gray Taylor Law after decades of Bay Street practice in the same areas.  He has been making a significant contribution to the School through his membership in its Environmental Finance Advisory Committee and served as the Committee’s external Co-Chair over the past year, playing a major role in planning  events and raising funds for new scholarships.