Senior Lecturer in the Environment Programs
University of Toronto
Monika Havelka is a Senior Lecturer in the Environment Programs, Department of Geography at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She completed her MSc and PhD in zoology at the University of Western Ontario, studying the evolution of life history patterns in small mammals. She has taught a wide variety of courses in evolutionary biology, ecology and environmental science, and was a twice a semi-finalist and once a finalist in the TVO Best Lecturer Competition. A big fan of experiential learning, she has taught field courses in Ontario, the Arctic, and Ecuador. Her current student projects focus on the spatial ecology of small mammals in urban and fragmented landscapes. When not in the field or in the classroom, she can usually be found on the back of her horse.