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Dawn Bazely

Dawn Bazely

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Dawn Bazely
Full Professor




Bazely Lab


Office Location Lumbers Building, 206B
Phone Number (416)736-2100 x 20109 (Voicemail)


My name is Dawn Bazely (or D. Bazely, or D. R. Bazely, or Dawn R. Bazely, depending on the publication and "miss", "professor", or "hey", depending on the student). I prefer to just be called Dawn. You can find me on LinkedInTwitterSlideshareVimeo & Soundcloud. In 2014, Dr. Marie McNeely of People Behind the Science Podcast interviewed me about my life as an ecology professor.

I've been a Biology Department faculty member since 1990. Undergraduate students thinking about taking a course taught by me will be relieved to know that I've both been nominated for and won teaching awards across faculty, university and national levels. In 2013, the Globe and Mail Newspaper gave me props as York University's Hotshot Professor in their 2014 Canadian University Report.

I did my Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Toronto, in Biogeography and Environmental Studies (B.Sc.) and Botany (M.Sc.) respectively. My 1984 M.Sc. thesis, with Bob (R.L.) Jefferies, was on the impact of grazing by lesser snow geese on salt-marsh vegetation on the shores of Hudson Bay. Bob did research in the Churchill area from 1978-2009!

Research Areas

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology