DPES Committees

DPES Committees

PTR

This committee is responsible for evaluating the research, teaching, and service record of DPES faculty members at the end of each academic year.

Adam Martin RESEARCH
Alex Voznyy RESEARCH
Carl Mitchell RESEARCH
Dan Weaver TEACHING
Effie Sauer TEACHING
Heidi Daxberger TEACHING
Johann Bayer TEACHING
Julian Lowman RESEARCH
Kristen Menou RESEARCH
Lana Mikhaylichenko TEACHING
Mandy Meriano TEACHING
Marco Zimmer De-Iullis TEACHING
Marney Isaac RESEARCH
Myrna Simpson RESEARCH
Xiao-an Zhang RESEARCH
George Arhonditsis CHAIR

 

Promotions

This committee evaluates the academic portfolios of DPES faculty members and identifies individuals that can be considered for promotion to the rank of Professor.

Roberta Fulthorpe
Pawel Artymowicz
Nick Eyles
Ken Howard
Myrna Simpson
Jamie Donaldson
Julian Lowman
George Arhonditsis

 

Research Advisory Board

The DPES representative on the Research Advisory Board of the Vice-Principal Research has to attend 6-8 regular meetings during the academic year and adjudicate several competitions for UTSC faculty and student research awards and applications for support funding.

Artur Izmaylov 

 

Executive

This committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the department and consists of the Chair, Associate Chair Undergraduate, Graduate Associate Chair, the three Discipline Representatives, and the Business Officer.

Carl Mitchell
Mandy Meriano
Kristen Menou
Lana Mikhaylichenko
Effie Sauer
Adriana Koufis
George Arhonditsis

 

Outreach

This committee is responsible for promoting the activities our department to the local community and prospective students. Members of the Outreach committee are expected to participate in (at least) one outreach event (e.g., Open House, high-school visit) during the academic year. 

Lana Mikhaylichenko
James MacLellan
Karen Smith
Adam Martin
Nicole Klenk (Fall only)
Kagan Kerman
Shadi Dalili
Silvija Stefanovic
Ruby Sullan
Diana Valencia
Alen Hadzovic
Marco Zimmer De-Iullis
Nirusha Thavarajah
Tanzina Mohsin
Kris Kim
Dan Weaver
 

 

Teaching & Curriculum

This committee is responsible for the structural organization and curricular improvements of the DPES teaching enterprise. Additional objectives involve the identification of DPES faculty members and Teaching Assistants who display outstanding commitment and excel with the delivery of our courses

Lana Mikhaylichenko
Mandy Meriano
Effie Sauer
Shadi Dalili
Johann Bayer
Tanzina Mohsin
Adam Martin
Diana Valencia
Nirusha Thavarajah
Alen Hadzovic
Salam Tawfiq
Kris Kim
Karen Smith 
Silvija Stefanovic
Ruby Sullan
Dan Weaver
Marco Zimmer De- Iuliis
Heidi Daxberger

 

Awards

This committee is responsible for the identification of DPES faculty members who can be nominated for local, national, and international awards. In collaboration with the Vice-Principal Research’s office, this committee will oversee the preparation of the nomination packages until their final submission.  

Myrna Simpson
Nick Eyles
Julian Lowman
Artur Izmaylov 
Maria Dittrich
Kagan Kerman
Diana Valencia
Jamie Donaldson
Ken Howard

 

Graduate Committees

Graduate Program and Curriculum Committee

 Day-to-day operation of the graduate programs and evaluation of all of our graduate curricular submissions

Carl Mitchell
Karen Smith
Nick Mandrak (Fall 2019)
Julie Quenneville
Gisela Bento
Elaine Pick
Joanna Ying-Fiss
Michael Tacorda
George Arhonditsis

 

 

M.Env.Sc. Admissions Committee

Evaluation of applications for our M.Env.Sci. program. Each member is expected to evaluate a minimum of twenty (20) applications on-line.

Carl Mitchell
Nick Eyles
Roberta Fulthorpe
Ken Howard
Marney Isaac
Mandy Meriano
Adam Martin
Karen Smith
Shadi Dalili
Jim MacLellan
Effie Sauer
Alen Hadzovic
Xiao-an Zhang
Micah Hewer
Heidi Daxberger
Ruby Sullan
George Arhonditsis

 

Ph.D. Admissions Committee

Evaluation of applications for our Ph.D. program. Members of this committee are expected to evaluate on-line applications and participate into two meetings during the academic year.

Carl Mitchell
Marney Isaac
Andre Simpson
Len Tsuji
Julian Lowman
Alex Voznyy
Adam Martin
George Arhonditsis

 

Graduate Awards and Scholarships Committee                 

NSERC, OGS and other scholarships. An additional role of this committee is to identify graduate students and prepare their nominations for internal and external awards.

Carl Mitchell
Mathew Wells
Jamie Donaldson
Kagan Kerman
Ken Howard
Xiao-an Zhang
Nick Eyles
George Arhonditsis

 

New Graduate Programs (M.Sc.) Committee  

The mandate of this committee is to oversee the submission of our new MSc program proposal until its final approval.

Carl Mitchell
Nick Eyles
Alex Voznyy
Roberta Fulthorpe
Mathew Wells
Julian Lowman
Sarah Forbes
George Arhonditsis

 

Supervisors of Study

Chemistry

Shadi Dalili Specialist Co-op Chemistry (Fall 2019)
Alen Hadzovic Specialist Co-op Chemistry (Winter/Summer 2020)
Shadi Dalili Specialist Co-op Env. Chemistry  (Fall 2019)
Alen Hadzovic Specialist Co-op Env. Chemistry  Winter/Summer 2020)
Marco Zimmer De-Iuliis Coordinator of First Year of Studies in Chemistry
Effie Sauer Major Biochemistry (A-M)
Nirusha Thavarajah Major Biochemistry (N-Z)
Lana Mikhaylichenko Major in Chemistry
Ruby Sullan  Specialist in Biological Chemistry
Xiao-an Zhang Specialist in Chemistry
Lana Mikhaylichenko Transfer Credits
Myrna Simpson Specialist Env. Chemistry

 

Environmetal Science

Mandy Meriano Combined Degree Program -HBSc/Master of Engineering
Tanzina Mohsin Co-op Major Env. Science
Adam Martin Co-op Specialist Env. Biology
Julian Lowman Co-op Specialist Env. Physics
Mandy Meriano Legacy Major Programs
Tanzina Mohsin Major Env. Science
Mandy Meriano Minor Env. Science (Jan.2020 – July 2020)
Mathew Wells Minor Env. Science until Jan 2020
Mandy Meriano Minor Natural Sciences and Env. Management
Adam Martin Specialist Env. Biology
   
Mandy Meriano Specialist Env. Geosciences
Heidi Daxberger Co-op Specialist Env. Geosciences
Julian Lowman Specialist Env. Physics
Mandy Meriano Transfer of Credits