About Dr. Havas

Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants.
Dr. Havas received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, completed Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University, and taught at the University of Toronto before going to Trent University.

Her current research is concerned with the effects of electromagnetic pollution on people who may be electrically sensitive and who have diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or chronic fatigue.  She has conducted research on acid rain, metal pollution, and drinking water quality. She has co-edited three books and has published more than 70 papers that include peer-reviewed articles, chapters in books, as well as popular articles in newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Havas served as Member of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Director of the KEY Foundation (Knowledge of the Environment for Youth) and Co-Director of Shad Valley Summer Institute for gifted high school students.  She was a Member of the Ontario Environmental Appeal Board, Member of the Mayor's Committee on the Economy and Environment (Peterborough), Member of the President's Environmental Advisory Committee (Trent).

She has served as an expert witness in matters dealing with electrical pollution in both Canada and the United States and has been an advisor to several public interest groups concerned with the health of the environment.

She is founder and past-president of the Uxbridge Conservation Group and was a member of the Rare Breeds Conservancy of Canada.  For 17 years she lived on a farm and raised genetically rare heritage breeds of sheep, pigs, and poultry.

Contact  Infomation

Dr. Magda Havas 
Environmental and Resource Studies Program , Trent University 
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, CANADA 
email: mhavas@trentu.ca 
phone: 05-748-1011 x1232 
fax: 705-748-1569

Favorite Words to Live By

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." 
--Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." 
--Anais Nin 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
-- Margaret Mead