William Gough

William Gough
Vice-Principal Academic and Dean
Telephone number
(416) 287-7027
Building EV 350

Research Interests

Climate Change in the Eastern Arctic, Numerical ocean and climate modeling, Air Quality in southwestern Ontario, Climate of Toronto, Hurricanes and Climate Change, Climate Change Impact Assessment, Day-to-day temperature variability.

Awards and Grants

  • Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Service to Geography Award (2011)
  • Canadian Association of Geographers Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)
  • SCSU Teaching Award (2004)
  • UTSC Faculty Teaching Award (1998)


  • Zajch, A., & Gough, W.A. (2021). Seasonal sensitivity to atmospheric and ground surface temperature changes of an open earth-air heat exchanger in Canadian climates. Geothermics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101914
  • Hewer, M.J., Beech, N. & Gough, W.A. (2021). Development and validation of the Climate Model Confidence Index (CMCI): measuring ability to reproduce historical climate conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-021-03581-5
  • Gough, W. A. (2021). Impact of urbanization on the nature of precipitation at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-20-0179.1
  • Anderson, V., & Gough, W. A. (2021). Harnessing the four horsemen of climate change: A framework for deep resilience, decarbonization, and planetary health in Ontario, Canada. Sustainability, 13(1), 379. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13010379
  • Anderson, V., & Gough, W. A. (2021). Chapter 8 – Form, function, and nomenclature: Deconstructing green infrastructure and its role in a changing climate. Climate Change and Extreme Eventshttps://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822700-8.00005-6

For more publications see: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/people/gough/publications/