Ron Pushchak

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Environmental Applied Science and Management program at the Yeates School of Graduate Studies Professor Emeritus Toronto, Ontario pushchak@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7049

Bio/Research

Dr. Ronald Pushchak was a professor in the School of Occupational and
Public Health at Ryerson University with a joint appointment in the
School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Pushchak was the founding
Director of the Masters program in Environmental Applied Science and
Manag...


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Bio/Research

Dr. Ronald Pushchak was a professor in the School of Occupational and
Public Health at Ryerson University with a joint appointment in the
School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Pushchak was the founding
Director of the Masters program in Environmental Applied Science and
Management in the School of Graduate Studies, and served as Director
from 1999 to 2007. He currently teaches graduate courses including the
graduate research seminar and hazardous facility siting in the
Environmental Applied Science and Management program.

Dr. Pushchak graduated with a BA in Geography from the University of
Toronto. He completed his Masters in Environmental Studies (MES), at
York University and holds a PhD in Environmental Planning from
Princeton University. In addition to his academic and research
activities, he was involved in a number of professional environmental
planning cases including the Ontario efforts to develop legislation to
protect municipal drinking water sources, the first Canadian concept
for disposal of nuclear fuel waste, The Ontario government's efforts
to locate municipal waste landfills in the Greater Toronto Area, and
the Department of National Defence proposal for low-level military
flight training in Labrador.

Dr. Pushchak was also a consultant in several environmental facility
siting cases including the Environmental Advisory Team for Environment
Canada on the Canadian concept for disposal of high-level radioactive
waste and the Technical Experts Committee for source water protection
for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He has published in the
fields of environmental assessment, hazardous waste management,
high-level radioactive waste disposal, and on the participation of
First Nation's people in Canadian plans to dispose of radioactive
wastes. Dr. Pushchak was also past President and member of the Board
of Environmental Defence Canada that defends natural resources are
threatened such as the Oak Ridges Moraine and Ontario Greenbelt.


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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

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Media Relations

Irina Vukosavic
Media Relations Officer
irina.vukosavic@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 557926

Karen Benner
Associate Director, University Communications
karen.benner@ryerson.ca
(416) 979-5000 ext. 3494

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