Urban Issues Lead, Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative, Great Lakes Issues and Management Reporting Section, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Dr. Bass is a researcher and member of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative team. His research interests include modelling complexity, water quality policy, management alternatives for reducing urban phosphorus loads into the Great Lakes and the economic issues around public policy. He is Associate Executive Director of the Foundation for Student Science and Technology, and Director of the University Research Experience in Complex Systems (URECS), which brings secondary school and university students together to explore the interaction between environmental change and health and also offers workshops on the simulation of environmental change and health, green infrastructure, networking and the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
Teaching: ENV299Y Research Opportunity Program.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of ACT
Ms. Harford holds a BA in Communication and English and a MEd in Social and Moral Philosophy, both from Simon Fraser University. She is the co-founder and executive director of ACT, the Adaption to Climate Change Team, based in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University, an she is currently a SFU Fellow in Climate Solutions. In these roles, Ms. Harford develops partnerships with the private and public sector to bring experts together to explore options for climate solutions and develop policy recommendations. Ms. Harford has served on expert panels to advise the Federal Government in the areas of Climate Adaptation and Resilience, and Climate Risks for Canada, and has written both scholarly and popular article on climate risks and solutions
Senior Research Scientist, Great Lakes Water Monitoring Section, Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Dr. Helm is a Senior Research Scientist for contaminant issues in the Great Lakes with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in the Water Monitoring Section of the Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch. His research interests include the fate and transport of organic contaminants in aquatic and urban environments; sources and impacts of microplastics in the Great Lakes; passive sampling approaches for contaminant monitoring, reconnaissance, and assessment; and, non-target mass spectrometric analysis and screening for unknown contaminants/transformation products. He is also an Associate member of the School’s graduate faculty.
Central Canada Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Susan 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 and former Chair of the School of the Environment’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee.
Teaching: ENV1707H Environmental Finance and Sustainable Investing (since 2007).
Associate Chair, Assessment Review Board
Mr. Muldoon was Vice-Chair of the Environmental Review Tribunal for ten years, a body that adjudicates appeals, applications and referrals under 12 statutes. He is the former Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association. His expertise is in access to justice and environmental rights, laws and policies governing the Great Lakes, regulation of toxic substances, and international environmental law. He has graduate degrees from McMaster University and McGill University and is co-author of An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada, which was updated in 2015 and serves as a textbook for environmental law and policy across Canada.
Teaching: ENV1701H/ENV422H Environmental Law.
Dr. Dianne Saxe is an environmental lawyer, with an LLB and PhD in Law, both from Osgood Hall Law School (1974 and 1991 respectively). She has run her own law firm for 25 years, and recently launched a new consultancy company, Saxe Facts, offering strategic advice on climate change, renewable energy, and environmental issues. From 2015 to 2019, she served as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), where she worked to safeguard and improve the Environmental Bill of Rights, and to increase public understanding of climate change. She serves on a number of public and private boards, has authored many influential reports on environmental issues and environmental policy, and has received many awards for her work.
Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Dr. Shrestha is a Landscape Ecologist, Research & Development at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). She holds a PhD in Geography with expertise in landscape and urban ecology, and conservation planning. Her interests include understanding the interactions between human and environment in urban and peri-urban landscapes, cause-effect relationships among biophysical as well as socio-economic components and processes, measures and indicators, and the overall implications of these interactions on urban sustainability and resiliency at multiple spatial and temporal scales. She has led, and continues to lead, projects and programs that incorporate ecological functions into broader urban sustainability context for effective decision making at regional scale.
Principal, Gray Taylor Law and Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Environment
Mr. Taylor is the School’s inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Environment and Adjunct Professor. He practices business law at Gray Taylor Law after decades of Bay Street practice in climate change and emission trading, environmental and sustainability law, and related corporate issues affecting businesses in Canada and abroad. He invented some of the international systems for carbon trading and represented the largest private sector participant in World Bank Umbrella Carbon Fund transactions. He has been “universally acknowledged as the godfather of Canadian climate change law” by Chambers Global. He is a member and former Co-Chair of the School of the Environment’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee.