Isobel Heathcote is a retired professor of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, where she was also Dean of Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2008. Her employment history is diverse, encompassing employment in both the public and private sectors in addition to academic appointments at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph. She is currently President of Wyndham Research Inc., a consulting company with expertise in water resources policy, watershed restoration, and public engagement.
She has served on many provincial, national, and international advisory committees, and from 2001 to 20016 was Canadian Co-Chair of the International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board. Isobel is the author of Integrated Watershed Management: Principles and Practice and Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (Canadian Edition), and hundreds of scholarly articles, policy analyses, and consultant reports.
She holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University.