Environment Seminar Series

2016 WINTER-SPRING TERM Seminars

Please note: the Environment and Environment and Health Seminar Series have now been combined.

WEDNESDAYS, 4:10 p.m.

LOCATION: Room ES 149(basement), Earth Science Building, 5 Bancroft Avenue

Below are included the names of the speakers and titles for this winter-spring Environment Seminar Series.

Seminars are free. No registration required. All are welcome.
Please visit this page regularly for updates. For abstracts and bios please scroll down and click on the title of the seminar.

To receive regular email messages with the same information, please contact Pavel Pripa (416-978-3475) or environment.seminars@utoronto.ca. Seminars are subject to change or cancellation.

For 2016 Winter Term Memoral Lectures schedule, please click here: Memorial Lectures 2016

Wed Jan 13 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Jan 13 2016 05:30 PM

Report from Paris: U of T student delegates discuss their experiences at the COP21 Climate Conference

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

UNFCCC COP21 STUDENT DELEGATION

Presenters: 

Stephen Scharper, Associate Professor, Anthropology, U of T Mississauga; and School of the Environment

Christelle Broux, 4th year undergraduate doing majors in Environment & Science, and Physical & Environmental Geography, and a minor in Environmental Studies

Sophie Guilbault, PhD student in Urban Planning

Larissa Parker, 4th year undergraduate doing majors in Environmental Studies, and Ethics, Society & the Law; and a minor in Political Science

Keven Roy, PhD student in Physics

Alissa Saieva, second year JD law student

Alice Zhu, 3rd year undergraduate doing a specialist in Environmental Chemistry


Wed Jan 20 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Jan 20 2016 05:30 PM

New Measurements of Carbon Dioxide from Space: The First Year of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

DEBRA WUNCH, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and School of the Environment

Wed Jan 27 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Jan 27 2016 05:30 PM

Metals in Newcomer Women: A Preliminary Exploration of the Role of Compounded Vulnerabilities in Environmental Exposures and Outcomes

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

DOLON CHAKRAVARTTY, PhD candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Wed Feb 10 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Feb 10 2016 05:30 PM

Exposure of Canadians to Environmental Chemicals: An Overview of Health Canada’s Human Biomonitoring Initiatives

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

DOUGLAS HAINES,Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada 

Wed Feb 24 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Feb 24 2016 05:30 PM

1) Community Vulnerability to Changes in the Winter Road Viability and Longevity in the Western James Bay Region of Ontario’s Far North 2) Developing a Novel Approach to Assessing Environmental Health Impacts of Waste-to-Energy Projects in Canada

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

1) YUKARI (HANNAH) HORI, PhD student, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and Environment &Health Collaborative Program, School of the Environment

2) LINDSAY McCALLUM, PhD student, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and Environment &Health Collaborative Program, School of the Environment

Wed Mar 02 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Mar 02 2016 05:30 PM

Ecosystem Approaches: Navigating Complexity, Promoting Health

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

MARTIN BUNCH, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Wed Mar 16 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Mar 16 2016 05:30 PM

Climate Change and Health: Close-up on Drought in Canada

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

ANNA YUSA, Acting Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Health Division, Health Canada

Wed Mar 23 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Mar 23 2016 05:30 PM

A Pain in the Neck: The Role of the Humanities Scholar in a Time of Environmental Crisis

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

ANDREA MOST, Professor, Department of English, University of Toronto

Wed Mar 30 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Mar 30 2016 05:30 PM

The Healthy Cities – Diabetes Prevention Project: New Insights on the Built Environment and Obesity-Related Diseases

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

GILLIAN BOOTH, Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Division of Endocrinology, St. Michael’s Hospital. Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Wed Apr 06 2016 04:10 PM  Wed Apr 06 2016 06:00 PM

Engaging Futures: Creating Sustainable Cities

Rm.149(basement), Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave.

JOHN ROBINSON, Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and School of the Environment, University of Toronto