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New graduate program at campus officially launched

Guests, faculty and students mingle at the reception

The first-ever Graduate Program based fully at U of T Scarborough was given its official launch on Thursday March 2, 2006.

The new Master of Environmental Science degree program, within the Department of Physical and Environmental Science (DPES), is run as part of the offerings of the new Centre for Environment, which itself had its own official launch in December, 2005.

 A reception to mark the launch was held in the Bluffs Restaurant, hosted by the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences and the Centre for Environment.  Over 90 invited guests attended the event, including senior representatives from universities in Toronto and other parts of southern Ontario.  The event was also attended by senior representatives from the Ministry of the Environment (Provincial) and private Industry. 

The first group of M.Env.Sc candidates (January 2006) was also in attendance.  A new cohort of students will be admitted to the program in September, 2006.  Dr. Ingrid Stefanovic (Director of the Centre for Environment), Dr. John R. Coleman (Vice-Principal, Research & Graduate Studies) and Dr. Donald Cormack  (Chair, DPES) gave short presentations.  Dr. Donald Mackay (Professor Emeritus, Trent University), an eminent environmental scientist spoke on behalf of 'the environment,' and on behalf of other universities in southern Ontario.  He emphasized the value of programs such as the M.Env.Sc. Program at U of T Scarborough to Ontario, Canada at large and the world as a whole.

Graduate Studies are a growing area of focus at U of T Scarborough. Primary areas of concentration for students engaged in research at the campus include biology, psychology, anthropology and environmental science.


  • Scarborough faculty teach more than 140 graduate courses
  • Scarborough faculty supervise 172 PhD students and 61 Masters students in more than 30 different departments from across the University of Toronto
  • 32 PhD students, 30 Masters students, and three postdoctoral fellows have their primary affiliation at Scarborough

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