Farm in Elmvale - Environmental Restoration

The Farm -  a Story of Regeneration and Restoration

The Man Who Built Toronto - The Story of my Father

Michael Shotyk, a Photographic Tribute. My Father's Life in Pictures

Dad and the New Riding Mower (1994)

The Old Cement Bridge (1994)

The Elms Return to Elmvale

Annotated Bibliography of Books About Trees

Frog Music

Jean Shotyk, a Photographic Tribute

Leave'er, Beaver

Current Research

My main research areas are human impacts on the geochemical cycles of potentially toxic trace elements, including archives of atmospheric change (peat bogs and polar ice cores), fate in soils and sediments, and impacts on natural freshwaters. Read more ...


The SWAMP lab is concerned with environmental quality in its broadest sense: the quality of our soil resources, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. The research lab is a unique state-of-the-art, metal-free, clean-lab and analytical facility. Read more ...


I am the President of the Elmvale Foundation, a Canadian, federally registered charity for environmental science education which I created in 2007. The main public education initiative of this Foundation is the Elmvale Water Festival which uses the water emanating from artesian springs in the Elmvale area as a tool for environmental education.

Contact Me

Prof. William Shotyk
348 B South Academic Building

Tel.: 780-492-7155
Fax: 780-492-4323

Office Hours:
By appointment

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