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Summer experts

June 6, 2011

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ing to the upcom­ing sum­mer sea­son.

Sea­son­al affec­tive dis­or­der

Mark Berber
UTM , Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Office: 905–472-5733

Mark Fitz­patrick
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Inte­gra­tive Behav­iour and Neu­ro­science Group
UTSC, Depart­ment of Biol­o­gy
Office: 416–208-2703
Cell: 416–587-7246

Behav­iour of insects and oth­er ani­mals

Dar­ryl Gwynne
UTM, Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy and Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­o­gy
Office: 905–828-3892
Cell: 905–703-1500

Bio­log­i­cal con­trol
Inva­sive species
For­est insects (ecol­o­gy and man­age­ment)
Insec­ti­cides and pest man­age­ment

San­dra M. Smith
Dean for the Fac­ul­ty of Forestry
St. George
Office: 416–978-5482
Home: 416–324-8965

Arche­o­log­i­cal botany, ori­gin of agri­cul­ture
Gary W. Craw­ford
UTM, Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy
Office: 905–828-3783

Ancient Greek flow­er­ing plants and trees
M. Eleanor Irwin
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Emeri­ta
UTSC, Dean’s Des­ig­nate
Depart­ment of Human­i­ties
Home: 416–445-3243

Plant biol­o­gy
Plant growth and devel­op­ment
Plants and cli­mate change
Plants and drought
Genet­ic engi­neer­ing
Genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied organ­isms
Plant biotech­nol­o­gy
Plant genet­ics and genomics
Mal­colm Camp­bell
Pro­fes­sor; Vice-Prin­ci­pal Research (UTSC)
UTSC, Depart­ment of Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences
Cell: 647–267-7714

Ecol­o­gy of plant pop­u­la­tions and com­mu­ni­ties
Seed ecol­o­gy
Peter Kota­nen
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
UTM, Depart­ment of Biol­o­gy
Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy and Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­o­gy
Office: 905–828-5365

Non-wood for­est prod­ucts (bam­boo, rat­tan, med­i­c­i­nal plants)
Cher­la B. Sas­try
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor
Fac­ul­ty of Forestry
Insti­tute for Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences
St. George
Home: 416–335-9949
Oth­er lan­guages: Tel­ugu, Hin­di

Par­a­sitic plant biol­o­gy
Plant clas­si­fi­ca­tion
Plant evo­lu­tion and sys­tem­at­ic
Sasa Ste­fanovic
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
UTM, Depart­ment of Biol­o­gy
St. George, Ecol­o­gy and Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­o­gy
Office: 905–569-4271

Impact of cli­mate and envi­ron­men­tal changes on Cana­di­an ecosys­tems
Soil sci­ence
Glob­al and envi­ron­men­tal change
Nat­ur­al resource man­age­ment and ecosys­tem restora­tion

Nathan Basi­liko
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
UTM, Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Office: 905–569-4515
Cell: 647–261-3583
Home: 289–997-6283

Impact of cli­mate change
Riv­er process­es

Joe Desloges
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy and Pro­gram in Plan­ning
Woodsworth Col­lege
Cell: 416–523-6032

Atmos­pher­ic mea­sure­ments
Ozone deple­tion
Cli­mate change
Air qual­i­ty
Kim­ber­ly Strong
Depart­ment of Physics
St. George
Office: 416–946-3217
Office 2: 416–978-2933

Rela­tion­ship of envi­ron­ment, cli­mate change and air qual­i­ty to human health
Kirsty Dun­can
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
St. George
Office: 416–747-6003
Office 2: 613–995-4702
Home: 416–241-6326

Cli­mate change and glob­al car­bon cycling
Soil car­bon seques­tra­tion and cli­mate change
Soil con­t­a­m­i­na­tion
Soil tox­i­col­o­gy

Myr­na J. Simp­son
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
UTSC, Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence
Depart­ment of Chem­istry
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Office: 416–287-7234

Soci­ol­o­gy of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and health
Cul­tur­al geo­gra­phies of chil­dren and youth’s phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion and activ­i­ty envi­ron­ments
Cul­tur­al geo­gra­phies of health and exer­cise
Gender/sexuality and sports envi­ron­ments
Socio-cul­tur­al stud­ies of play

Dr. Car­o­line Fus­co
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Office: 416–946-7717

Health ben­e­fits of vaca­tions
Laugh­ter as the best med­i­cine
Deal­ing with grief
Stress man­age­ment

Mel Borins
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty Med­i­cine
St. George
Home: 416–533-6488

Parental influ­ences on children’s phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and recre­ation
Helen Jef­fer­son Lenskyj
Pro­fes­sor Emeri­ta
Soci­ol­o­gy and Equi­ty Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Ontario Insti­tute of Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416–978-0447
Cell: 647–206-9345
NOTE: Unavail­able from June 15 – 25

Recre­ation and sum­mer camps for spe­cial needs chil­dren
Joel A. Kirsh
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Pedi­atrics
St. George
Office: 416–813-6140
Hos­pi­tal pager: 416–813-7500

Ear­ly devel­op­ment and learn­ing
Fam­i­ly sup­port and kinder­garten
Par­ent involve­ment
Par­ent­ing and young chil­dren
Par­ents’ con­nec­tions to schools and children’s ser­vices
Carl Corter
Pro­fes­sor, Dr. Eric Jack­man Insti­tute of Child Study
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416–934-4513

Youth and issues of social cohe­sion
The­atre and arts edu­ca­tion

Kath­leen Gal­lagher
Pro­fes­sor, Cana­da Research Chair
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416–978-0160
Home: 416–960-5633


Cheryl Rosen
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Head, Divi­sion of Der­ma­tol­ogy

Kucy Pon
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor

Ele­na Pope
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Head, Sec­tion of Der­ma­tol­ogy


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