Media Releases

Oil Spill Experts

August 24, 2010

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Water pollution
Miriam L. Diamond
Professor Department of Geography
Department of Chemical Engineering Centre for Environment
Office: 416-978-1586 or 416-573-2977
miriam.diamond@utoronto.ca
Note: Not available for interviews on Wednesday, May 4

Environmental assessment and risk management
Philip H. ByerProfessor
Department of Civil Engineering
Centre for Environment
Office: 416-978-5980
Home: 416-465-2741
byer@civ.utoronto.ca

Oiled Wildlife Rescue
Heavy metals in marine mammals

Carin Wittnich
Professor Department of Surgery
Department of Physiology Institute of Medical Science
Office: 416-978-7744
Cell: 705-791-0746
Home: 705-721-1189
c.wittnich@utoronto.ca
Other Languages: French

Oiled Wildlife Disaster response for animals
Environmental protection
Michael Belanger
Director Operations for Oceanographic Environmental Research Society
Cell: 416-565-2277
michael.belanger @utoronto.ca

Dispersal of contaminants in open water bodies
Ocean currents (turbidity currents & density currents)

Mathew Wells
Assistant Professor
UTSC, Department Physical and Environmental Sciences
Office: 416 208 4879
wells@utsc.utoronto.ca

Gas and oil Politics
Arctic resources
Non-renewable resources

Andrew D. Miall
Professor Department of Geology
Home: 416-236-9264
Cell: 647-588-6562
miall@geology.utoronto.ca

For more information, please contact:
University of Toronto Media Relations
416-978-0100
media.relations@utoronto.ca