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Landscape Contractors: The New Eco Warriors
January 8, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
The Alumni Association of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture is proud to sponsor this speaker at Canada’s Premier Horticulture and Green Industry Trade Show and Conference.
January 8, 2020
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Toronto Congress Centre
Dr Lynda McCarthy is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research includes aquatic ecotoxicology, Great Lakes pollution and remediation, and assessing the impact on organisms exposed to land-applied pulp mill and municipal biosolids. Additionally, developing a sustainable and resilient urban water cycle in the context of extreme weather events is an ongoing focus of her studies.
In the past decade, she has received funding for her research from sources such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC Discovery and Strategic Grants) and the National Centres for Excellence’s (NCE) Canadian Water Network (CWN). She attended Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo where she gained a BSc and a PhD respectively and was a Department of Fisheries and Oceans federal government scientist for many years at the Great Lakes institute Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW).
At Ryerson University, Dr. McCarthy received the prestigious Dean’s Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and she is the founding visionary behind Ryerson Urban Water (RUW) and is currently the Interim Academic Director. She is also leading an initiative that brings Ontario school boards and the Ministry of Education together with education experts in an effort to develop a deep environmental literacy in our children. Her motto is: from the classroom to the boardroom to the legislature.