News & Announcements

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 

In the NEWS : Tammara Soma is a finalist for the SSHRC Storytellers Award

SSHRC announces 25 finalists for its annual research communication challenge SSHRC’s annual contest challenges 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 top entries this year addressed a range of important issues, including big data, climate […]

Tammara Soma’s Food Systems Lab featured in the Investment Executive magazine: Cutting down on wasted food

Canadians squander $31 billion worth of food every year. Food literacy – understanding how food is grown – along with a little creativity in the kitchen can help in reducing waste. Read full article

Andre Sorensen in the U of T News on why a proposed LRT is the real city-building opportunity for Scarborough

Plans for the proposed subway extension along the McCowan corridor to the Scarborough Town Centre city launched a rigorous debate. On Tuesday, city council voted to take the next steps in designing the extension. Andre Sorensen, chair of the department of human geography at U of T Scarborough, tells us what’s at stake and the […]

Ron Buliung: Improving accessibility for children on the move -A View to the U: An eye on UTM research Podcast

Professor Ron Buliung from U of T Mississauga’s Department of Geography is a transportation geographer who is working towards improving access to transportation and education for children with disabilities.

PLA 1106 Workshop team project for the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation featured in NOVA RES URBIS

MScPl team members Anni-Claudine Buelles, Kelsey Carriere, Holly Wacker and Jennifer Williamson’s research on the potential use of small scale green infrastructure in Mount Albert and East Gwillimbury is profiled in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton edition of NRU. Read Full Article Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in […]

Tammara Soma discusses fresh food and food waste in the Metro News

Let it go: Drop the frozen food snobbery, it’s the new fresh… Read full article

In the News : Matti Siemiatycki weighs in on the shifting role of the Canadian infrastructure bank

Questions loom over Canada’s new infrastructure bank … Matti is quoted in the following news items: (Toronto Star)  (Bloomberg)  (Bloomberg TV)  (Washington Post)