Category Archives: Environmental Science

The Department of Physical & Environmental Science is built on a strong foundation of dedicated faculty who are engaged in vital research to better understand our environment. These scholars are also excellent teachers who strive to inspire our next generation of thinkers. The Department is a multidisciplinary unit comprised of three primary groups: Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics & Astronomy. These groups also expand into other cutting edge fields such as Biological Chemistry and Planetary Physics. With the knowledge gained through research, the Department provides a balanced and well rounded education for its students to understand our planet and how we influence and are influenced by it.

ABBA on the bus, fresh fish next door

So I was on a bus today, trying to drop off some materials I had borrowed when I found myself humming along to a song. My subconscious had kicked in long before I even consciously recognized it. Now it is … Continue reading

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Sky

I was biking home from work today when I happened to take a glance upwards. I saw for a brief moment one of the most spectacular skies I have ever seen. One of those displays that fills you with wonder. … Continue reading

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A flat tire, a lost foot race — and a good day

The last couple of days at work have been pretty stressful. I’ve found myself with a couple of large tasks that I need to juggle and though all of them are worthwhile and can get done it will take a … Continue reading

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Does climate change affect wine making? A tour of Niagara’s wine region.

The Niagara wine region has been blessed by its geographic locations bounded in the north by Lake Ontario and in the south by Lake Erie.  The last glaciations that ended 10,000 years ago formulated the Niagara Escarpment, mainly the St. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Geology of Sand Dunes

My name is Tom Meulendyk and I’m currently working as a research assistant with Dr. Nick Eyles at University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). I graduated from UTSC where I worked with Nick for my senior level project, publishing a paper … Continue reading

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Re-visiting Tectonic Europe

Frabaer! (that means “fantastic” in Icelandic). “Fantastic” is about the only way to describe our recent field trip adventure to Iceland. I was lucky enough to be the Teaching Assistant for our environmental science undergraduate Field Camp with Professor Nick … Continue reading

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Environmental Science Career Profile: Sean Salvatori

Studying environmental science at UTSC can lead to many different careers. In the following Q&A, UTSC chats with Environmental Science graduate Sean Salvatori. UTSC: What were your favourite subjects in high school? SS: My favourite subjects in high school were … Continue reading

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Environmental Science Career Profile: Mandy Meriano

Studying environmental science at UTSC can lead to many different careers. In the following Q&A, UTSC chats with Environmental Science graduate Mandy Meriano. UTSC: What were your favourite subjects in high school? MM: My favourite subjects in high school were … Continue reading

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Environmental Science Career Profile: Nicole Januszczak

Studying environmental science at UTSC can lead to many different careers. In the following Q&A, UTSC chats with Environmental Science graduate Nicole Januszczak. UTSC: What were your favourite subjects in high school? NJ: I really enjoyed Sciences and Mathematics. UTSC: … Continue reading

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A day at the beach: back to the Silurian for Easter

Earth Day was on April 22 so I decided to celebrate (a bit late) Easter Sunday by going back in time many millions of years. It’s been a wet cold spring in Ontario and we of the motorcycle faith haven’t … Continue reading

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