Institute for Environmental Studies
33 Willcocks Street, Suite 1016
Toronto, M5S 3E8
Phone: (416) 978-6526
Fax: (416) 978-3884


Rodney White is an infrastructure planner with extensive overseas experience, especially in Africa, where he has worked for clients such as the World Bank, UNESCO, the Canadian International Development Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, W. S. Atkins (Consulting Engineers), SNC-Lavalin (Consulting Engineers) and ARA Management Consultants. In 1997 he co-chaired an industry/university research group that produced a report titled Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives.

From 1996 to 2002 he was Principal Investigator for the GIS-based Soil Erosion Management Project in North China and P.I. for the Toronto component of the Sustainable Water Management Project in the Beijing-Tianjin Region, both funded by CIDA. In 1999-2000 he was an Associate Fellow of the Environmental Change Institute, at the University of Oxford, where he offered a graduate course on The Financial Services Sector and Environmental Change.

He has held teaching appointments at Northwestern University, McMaster University and Ibadan University, and has also taught short courses in Senegal, Malawi and Vietnam. He was first appointed to the University of Toronto in 1974, and since 1994, he has been Professor of Geography and Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. He holds degrees in geography from Oxford, Pennsylvania State University and Bristol University.

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