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Claire Oswald

Academic Director
DepartmentUrban Water TMU
EducationBSc, MSc, PhD
Memberships/ServicesCanadian Geophysical Union
OfficeToronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Oswald is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and the Academic Director of the Urban Water TMU research centre. Dr. Oswald leads a watershed hydrology research program at TMU focused on understanding the hydrologic and landscape controls on contaminant fate and transport in small and meso-scale watersheds impacted by urbanization. Her group uses a combination of field, laboratory, and modelling approaches, and collaborates extensively with academic and non-academic partners interested in urban water quality issues, such as freshwater salinization. In addition to this work, since 2020, Dr. Oswald has co-led a wastewater surveillance project to track SARS-CoV-2 levels in Toronto communities and high-risk congregate settings, such as homeless shelters and long-term care homes.