Christopher Morgan, Ph.D., was a university professor in Ontario in the fields of physical geography and environmental science for approximately 10 years. He then joined and remained for a further 10 years as the City of Toronto Planning Department’s Senior Policy Planner (Environment). He moved to become the Senior Air Quality Specialist (a combined senior scientist and senior policy position) as part of the Air Quality Improvement Branch with the Department of Works & Emergency Services in 1999.
Since which time he has been instrumental in helping to form the direction of the unit and in managing several projects that have helped to determine Toronto’s best direction forward.
These have dealt with establishing Toronto’s air quality inventory, monitoring and modelling system, evaluating Toronto’s general air quality and smog event impacts, regional growth management studies, and issues of energy provision and transportation as relate to air pollution. He also continues to teach graduate courses at the University of Toronto Planning School – specifically in Environmental Planning and Policy. And as a member of the Region of Halton’s Ecological and Environment Committee (EEAC) and in conjunction with Regional Planning Staff, he continues to promote the inclusion of policies respecting Air Quality in the Region’s forthcoming Official Plan and to promote the necessary implementation measures to support the policies.