This course is designed to introduce students to the key topics of relevance to research in their chosen fields of study in environmental science. In the first term, seminar speakers are drawn from faculty, visiting researchers and environmental scien
This course will familiarize students with a working knowledge of analytical chemistry and modern instrumentation and the common laboratory methods used in the analysis of contaminants and ions in environmental media.
This course will present fundamental chemical concepts and reactions that occur in soils with emphasis on contaminant behavior.
Freshwater environments support diverse communities of plants and animals that are controlled by both biotic and abiotic factors.
This course provides an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and environmental modelling. Students will become familiar with most of the basic equations used to represent ecological processes.
This course will introduce the mechanisms of contaminant transport in lakes and the coastal ocean. The emphasis will be on a practical understanding of different dispersion regimes from point and distributed pollution sources.
The major objectives of EES1122H are to:
1) discuss major environmental challenges the planet earth is now facing
2) examine how human interventions are deteriorating global environment and that affecting sustainable development;
This course elaborates on the practical implementation of the common remediation processes including Soil Vapour Extraction, Groundwater Pump and Treat (including treatment train design), Monitored Natural Attenuation, Bioremediation and novel innovati
This course will focus on biophysical interactions at the advanced level, incorporating specialized concepts on plant-soil relationships, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem functioning in managed forests and agriculture.
This course introduces students to the regulatory framework for brownfields redevelopment in Ontario.
This course will offer an advanced introduction to climate data analysis. It is intended for graduate students studying climate science and is mainly laboratory (computer) based.
The course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts underlying our current understanding of the climate system. The science of climate includes basic radiation physics and dynamics, which are the basis of modern climate modelling.
Climate change represents one of the most complex and profound environmental issues facing modern society.
The didactic portion of this course will take a holistic approach to the issue of environmental change and human health.
Through lectures, this course will examine the legislation, regulations, and policies that form the foundation for the conservation of biodiversity in Canada including our international obligations and federal and provincial legislation and policies.