Beyond Benign

Who's Committed

University of Toronto

Signing Date
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The University of Toronto began teaching green chemistry principles to undergraduates in 2004. Since that time, many curricular innovations have been advanced and published that positively impact our life science and chemistry students in lectures and laboratories. Establishment of the graduate student-run Green Chemistry Initiative has led to raised awareness of departmental sustainability issues and faculty research efforts are focusing in this realm.

Faculty Size
Primary Contact
Dr. Andrew P. Dicks,
Chemistry Degrees Offered

BS; MS; Ph.D.

Implementation of Green Chemistry

General chemistry; Organic chemistry; Inorganic chemistry; Analytical chemistry; Biochemistry; Physical chemistry; Environmental chemistry; Research

  • Hire a Toxicologist and potentially create a stand-alone chemical toxicology course
  • Continue to add and develop green chemistry materials and resources
  • Participate in the Toxicology Working Group
  • Collaborate with other GCC signer schools and industry