News & Announcements

Undergrad student Cathy Yang creates COVID-19 Neighbourhood Vulnerability Map

Undergraduate student Cathy Yang and fellow team members compete in the Esri Canada App Challenge, creating an interactive COVID19 neighbourhood vulnerability map 

Donate to the UofT COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund

The UofT COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund helps to provide emergency bursaries for graduate and undergraduate students with urgent needs, supporting requirements for food, shelter, emergency travel, and internet access to complete their course work. All funds raised will support the most urgently required research projects and the students with the highest need. Thank you […]

New book published featuring contributions from Professors Scott Prudham and Katharine Rankin, current student Kuni Kamizaki, and alumnus Professor Norma M. Rantisi

Market/Place: Exploring Spaces of Exchange features writing by Professor Scott Prudham, Professor Katharine Rankin, current student Kuni Kamizaki and Professor Norma M. Rantisi.

Students Phuong Dao, Cynthia Morinville, Jennifer Langill and Lea Ravensbergen win awards at the AAG

Congratulations to our AAG award winners!   Cynthia Morinville, supervised by Raj N Reddy, received the Glenda Laws Student Paper Award for her paper titled “Women, Labour, and the Circulation of Value in Bholakpur’s Scrap Economy”. This award is administered by the Feminist Geographies Speciality Group. Lea Ravensbergen, supervised by Ron Buliung, received the PhD Dissertation […]

Recent graduate Beyhan Farhadi comments on online education inequity for the Globe & Mail

“Beyhan Farhadi, who recently earned a PhD at the University of Toronto examining education inequity and e-learning, said expectations in some provinces put increased pressure on families and magnify existing inequities. She said she is concerned that some students could be penalized for not getting the work done.” Read the full article here.

Professor Alan Walks writes on the Coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to create affordable cities – The Conversation

“Every crisis shows cracks in the current system and points a glaring spotlight on the inequities that were overlooked before. As rents are due at the end of each month, Canada’s rising neighbourhood and income inequality is hard to ignore. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these problems as cities become less affordable. Will the country […]

TUGS announces its new executive team for 2020-21

Congratulations to the new Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society (TUGS) executives! To learn more about TUGS click here.

Professor Don Boyes leads the new UofT Arts & Science Online Learning Academy

“The Academy is led by Don Boyes, an award-winning professor from the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography & Planning who is passionate about the role of technology in teaching and how it can be leveraged to transform the learning experience for students. “We’re so fortunate to have Professor Boyes — a well-respected, early adopter of online […]

Student Kehkashan Basu featured in National Geographic

Kehkashan Basu, founder of the Green Hope Foundation, featured as one of the people changing the world in the National Geographic edition celebrating the 50th year of Earth Day. National Geographic subscribers can read the piece here.

Bousfield Scholar Jay Pitter discusses transportation funding and TTC fare evasion – TVO: The Agenda

Is free public transit possible? Jay Pitter discusses the matter for TVO: The Agenda