News & Announcements

Jason Hackworth interview in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative: Detroit is razing thousands of homes. It won’t fix much…

An Ohio native, Jason has studied extensively studied Detroit’s abandonment, finding that no other Rust Belt city in the United States has experienced such wide-scale demolition. Read full article

Tat Smith offers safety tips and best practices for canoeing on CTV News Toronto

Risks of going out in the wilderness   … View Video

Post Doctoral Fellow Max Hartt speaks about how population change shapes communties on CBC radio

The future of communities .. Listen/read the interview (Does not play on mobile devices)

Joe Desloges quoted in the National Post – ‘The new normal’: Brace yourself, Toronto, more heavy rain — and flooding — is expected

More rain, more storms and more floods may be coming to southern Ontario soon… Read full article 

CONGRATULATIONS : Tammara Soma named one of the 5 finalists in SSHRC’s annual storytellers contest

SSHRC announces the 5 finalists for its annual research communication challenge ! SSHRC’s annual contest challenged postsecondary students from across the country to tell the story—in three minutes or 300 words—of how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The five were selected from among 25 finalists in a national challenge to find […]

Matti Siemiatycki analyses the difficulties in reversing course on public projects in Maclean’s Magazine

The trouble with anti-boondoggle laws “Once projects are in the ground and construction has started, it’s infrequent that they’re stopped, and it’s hard to correct course without huge expense. The problem needs to be addressed earlier on, ..” Read full Article

Matti Siemiatycki describes how tragic accidents bring the importance of safety to the forefront in the Globe and Mail –

Child’s death prompts call for further safety measures for Toronto cyclists Read entire article

Video of Matti Siemiatycki’s Deputation before the FINA – Standing Committee on Finance

FINA Meeting No. 91 – Matti’s deputation Link to the notice of meeting for the May 16th hearing

Matti Siemiatycki quoted in the Toronto Star: Will a ‘city within a city’ at Woodbine ever happen?

Woodbine Entertainment Groups says a “shovel could be in the ground” by 2018. Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor in Geography & Planning thinks the development is still “a double edged sword.” Read full article

Romila Verma interviewed in the Province News – ‘Water, water everywhere,’ but is it safe to drink?

TROUBLED WATERS: ‘SEWAGE IS NOT SEXY’ – THE WASTE WATER CHALLENGE In the years before Romila Verma dedicated her life to water, it could have killed her… Read full article