Miriam Diamond is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences with cross-appointments to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, School of the Environment, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, the Physical and Environmental Sciences Program at Scarborough College and the Co-Chair of the Canadian Chemicals Management Plan. She received her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Toronto (1976), M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Zoology (1980), M.Sc.Eng. from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in Mining Engineering (1984), and her Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from University of Toronto (1990).
The goal of Prof. Diamond’s multidisciplinary research program is to improve our understanding of chemical contaminants from emission, through to transport indoors and outdoors, and ultimately to human and ecological exposure. This research has been published in over 150 articles and chapters in addition to receiving media attention. Prof. Diamond is an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, is the co-chair of the Canadian Chemical Management Plan Science Committee, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Environmental Law Association. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Geographical Society and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
In 2007 she was named Canadian Environmental Scientist of the Year. She was Co-chair of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Toxic Reduction Scientific Expert Panel that helped usher in Ontario’s Toxic Reduction Act.