Dr. Doug Hayhoe

Title & Contact Info

Research Professor

 Email: dhayhoe [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2183

Academic Credentials

MDiv, Tyndale Seminary, 2009.
PhD, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), 1988 

MEd, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto), 1980
BEd, University of Toronto, 1971 

BSc (Hon), University of Toronto, 1970

Areas of Specialization

Research on education and environmental science topics, including climate change, energy, soils, and water; research on the interaction of science and Christianity, in the context of education


Dr. Hayhoe worked for many years as a science consultant and a board-wide science coordinator. He co-authored the Ontario textbooks on Science & Technology 4-8 (Pearson, 1999), Science and Technology Perspectives 7-8 (Nelson, 2009) and Science Perspectives 9-10 (Nelson, 2010). His current research focuses on teacher understanding of soil, water, and climate change, a Christian perspective on sustainability, and the interaction of faith and science in education. He has presented at conferences of the American Geophysical Union (2010, 2012, 2014), Soil Science Societies (2011, 2015), International Christian Community for Teacher Education (2012, 2014), and Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (2015). He has also published peer-reviewed papers in Weather, Climate, and Society (2011), Sustainable Agriculture Review (2013), Journal of Geoscience Education (2014, 2017), Canadian Journal of Soil Science (2016), and Science & Christian Belief (2017), and contributed to the NAE booklet, When God and Science Meet (2015).

Favourite Place on Campus

Inside: sitting in the chapel, listening to beautiful music or to the Word of God read and explained, or participating in singing, while having the sun shine through the stained glass windows causing beautifully coloured patterns inside. Outside: watching salmon jump in the river behind the campus, amazed at the wildlife still in the heart of Toronto, while listening to the sound of the little waterfall and breeze in the trees.

Favourite Place in Toronto

High Park, where you can do a variety of walks, on the flat or up and down hills, in valleys or by the lake, where you can take children for special outdoors activities, and where you can always have an inexpensive meal or snack at the Grenadier Restaurant afterwards!

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