Dr. Shirley Thompson, Candidate Presentation - Dean, Faculty of Environment
From Mateo Trujillo on April 27th, 2021
About the Presenter:
Dr. Shirley Thompson is a tenured Associate Professor at the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba. Her research has examined the effects of toxic chemicals on lakes, environmental equity and health, and sustainable socio-economic development. She recently completed a two-year research project with Environment Canada. She holds a SSHRC grant which funds the Environmental Service Delivery in the north, whose advisory board includes the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Northern Association of Community Councils.
Before joining University of Manitoba, Dr. Thompson was an Instructor, researcher, and lecturer at the University of Toronto from 1995 – 2002.
Dr. Thompson received her Hons. Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1987 from University of Waterloo. She then earned her Master of Chemical Engineering Degree Specialized in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Engineering in 1993 and her Bachelor of Education with teaching subjects in Environmental Science, Science, and English as a Second Language in 1996 from the University of Toronto. Subsequently, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology in 2002 from the University of Toronto. Her dissertation was titled: Environmental Justice in a Toxic Economy: Community Struggles with Environmental Health Disorder in Nova Scotia and during which she was awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Dan Lecki Award, and the National Graduate Student Policy Award.