News & Announcements

Graduate orientation schedule is up!

Welcome new planning and geography graduate students! Click here to see your orientation schedule for Fall 2019. Also available under Resources for Current Students.  

Prof Michael Widener provides insight for the Pacific Standard on convenience stores and food access in low-income nighbourhoods

According to Widener, convenience stores are aware of where low-income people spend their money—and they choose their locations very deliberately. “Different types of retailers are making very calculated decisions about where they want to set up shop,” he says. “Oftentimes it’s a cold, calculated decision. They use market research, demographic information, computer models, and say […]

Prof. Ron Buliung featured in Globe & Mail on accessible playgrounds

“Moving beyond wheelchair accessibility, playgrounds are being designed with new materials and thoughtful equipment to remove barriers for those with vision impairments, hearing deficiencies, social anxieties, autism and sensory development delays”

CBC interviews Prof. Paul Hess on the sidewalk debate in Windsor, ON

CBC reports: The debate around sidewalks goes back to the years following World War II, according to Paul Hess, an urban planning professor at the University of Toronto. Cities all over North America were bursting at the seams and new neighbourhoods popped up on what used to be farm fields. Hess says the developers were […]

Geography ranks 4th in the world according to ShanghaiRankings

The subject of Geography ranks fourth in the world according to the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

Assistant Professor Vincent Kuuire awarded a Canada Research Chair in Immigrant Well-being and Global Health

Government of Canada announces talented and diverse group of new and renewed Canad Research Chairs, including Professor Vincent Kuuire. 

PhD Candidate Joshua Steckley named finalist in SSHRC’s Storytelling Challenge.

Congratulations to Geography & Planning’s Joshua Steckley on being named one of 25 finalists in the SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest (Arts & Science News)

Prof. Ron Buliung to co-lead project helping build better, more inclusive playgrounds

Prof. Ron Buliung will play a pivotal role in the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities launch of accessible playgrounds across Canada. Jumpstart’s goal is for these playgrounds to become the standard for inclusive play, and create a space that enables kids of all abilities to play side-by-side. Please read the full article here. Or find out […]

Congratulations to Hafsah Siddiqui who has received a Gates Cambridge scholarship!

Congratulations to Hafsah Siddiqui who has received a Gates Cambridge scholarship! See her bio below. While studying Human Geography and Sociology at the University of Toronto, my professors nurtured my interest in examining social inequality and segregation in urban space. I was inspired to contemplate justice-oriented visions of city building and analyze uneven development and […]

Trevor Porter’s research on climate change in Canada’s north published in Nature Communications

Secrets of the Permafrost: New research reveals evidence of climate change in the Yukon (UTM News)