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Christian Abizaid
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Environment and development
  • Indigenous and peasant livelihoods and resource use in Latin America
  • Vulnerability and resilience
  • Rural poverty
  • Forest and biodiversity conservation
  • Social networks
  • Neotropical forests; mainly Amazonia and Mexico

 

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On research leave 2017-18

Joint Appointment with School of the Environment
Department of Geography and Planning | Room 5055, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street) |
Toronto ON, M5S 3G3 | Tel: 416.978.3373 | Fax: 416.946.3886 | christian.abizaid@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

Call for Students

Looking for: MA, PhD students
I welcome inquiries particularly from students interested in working in one of my two ongoing research projects on rural livelihoods in the Peruvian Amazon. The first project examines how rainforest households respond to rapid environmental change. The second is a collaborative effort, known as the Peruvian Amazon Rural Livelihoods and Poverty (PARLAP) Project, which seeks to understand patterns of rural settlement in the Peruvian Amazon and the implications of location for rainforest conservation and poverty. Students with a broader interest in cultural/political ecology, rural livelihoods and their prospects for conservation and development, poverty alleviation and adaptation to environmental change in Latin America should also feel free to contact me directly. Inquiries from students with an interest in field-based research, research or travel experience in Latin America, a working knowledge of Spanish, and a focus on tropical forests are strongly encouraged.

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Matthew Adams
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Geographic information systems/science
  • Exposure science
  • Urban pollution
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Phone: +1 (905) 569-4761
Office (UTM): William Davis Building, Room 3261
Email: md.adams@utoronto.ca    

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

Looking for: MSc and PhD students
Dr. Adams is accepting qualified MSc and PhD students with interests in the spatial analysis of air pollution exposure and environmental pollution modelling. Our focus is individuals’ exposure to air contaminants in the urban environment. Research outputs cross between the social and natural sciences, leveraging and advancing spatial analysis; while helping to understand social science problems, such as examining the relationship of human behaviour and the built environment on exposure. We are currently emphasising children’s exposure and air pollution conditions at schools.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in GIS, spatial analysis, and statistics. As well, experience with programing (R and Python) or a willingness to learn.

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Ahmed Allahwala
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Associate Professor Teaching Stream
Research Interests
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  • Urban social policy
  • Participatory action research (PAR)
  • Geography education
  • Youth engagement / Critical youth policy / Youth geographies
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Office:  MW274 (UTSC)
Phone: (416) 287-7313
Email: aallahwala@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

Call for Students

Looking for: MA students
Professor Allahwala is interested in supervising MA Geography students working on issued related to youth, education, urban social policy, and community-based participatory research.

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George B. Ahronditsis
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Aquatic biogeochemical modelling
  • Aquatic ecosystem responses to climatic variability
  • Plankton ecology/food web dynamics
  • Watershed-aquatic ecosystem interactions
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Phone:    (416) 208-4858
Location: Room SW410A (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     georgea@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Laurel Besco
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Environmental/sustainability law and policy
  • Green economy
  • Socio-legal dimensions of climate change
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Phone:     (905) 828-3929
Location: Room DV 3266(UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     laurel.besco@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

Looking for: MA students
I am actively recruiting students interested in two areas: 1) Policies to mitigate climate change impacts from aviation and 2) The role of corporate environmental norms in improving energy efficiency.

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Alana Boland
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Environment and development
  • Sustainability and urban political economy
  • China (1950s to present)
  • Water governance
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Phone:    (416) 978-1587
Fax:        (416) 946-3886
Location: Room 5006, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     boland@geog.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

Call for Students

I welcome inquiries from students interested in environment and development, especially those wishing to focus on China. In terms of approach, my research on the environment spans the boundaries of political ecology, urban and political geography, and critical development studies.

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Don Boyes
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Associate Professor Teaching Stream
Research Interests
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  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Teaching with technology, online and blended learning
  • Information technology in higher education
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Phone:    (416) 978-1585
Fax:          (416) 946-3886
Location: Room 5011, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street)
Email:     don.boyes@utoronto.ca

Twitter: @donboyes
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/geoboyes
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donboyes

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Laura Brown
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Cryosphere
  • Climate – Lake ice interactions
  • Remote sensing and numerical modelling
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Office: DV3279 (UTM)
Email: lc.brown@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

I am actively recruiting highly motivated MSc or PhD students who are interested in the cryosphere, with a particular focus on ice and snow. Research projects are currently underway in Central Ontario and Nunavut with additional research locations planned for Churchill MB. Potential projects could involve field work and/or remote sensing and/or numerical modelling.

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Michelle Buckley
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Migration and urbanization
  • Intersectional perspectives on work and employment
  • Marxist philosophy and postcolonial urban frameworks
  • Urban political economies of the Gulf and Middle East

 

I am an urban geographer whose research lies at the intersections of migration, work & employment and urbanization. My current research explores the contemporary role that migrant construction workers play in building cities, and theorizes the social relations of urbanization through the lens of precarious construction work and employment. Other recent research has examined the urban impacts of political economic restructuring in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states – in particular how neoliberalizing strategies of economic diversification in the region have focused on extracting value from Gulf urban built environments through mixed-use mega-projects, construction markets and circuits of urban development finance.

 

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Phone:    (416) 208-5122
Location: Room MW289 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     mbuckley@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

Call for Students

Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am interested in prospective graduates with an interest in a) studying the gendered, racialized and differentiated working lives of people in cities, including migrant workers; b) research that helps to conceptualize and theorize the role of work and labour in contemporary urbanization processes, or c) studies of construction work and construction workers in urban labour markets. I am best able to supervise students who wish to explore these issues using Marxist, intersectional, postcolonial or feminist intellectual frameworks.

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Ron Buliung
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Transportation geography
  • Interaction and feedback between transport, land use and environmental systems
  • Activity-travel analysis and modelling
  • Family, gender and daily activities
  • Accessibility
  • Spatial behaviour
  • Spatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Built environment and active transportation
  • Technology, mobility and the city
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Phone:     (905) 569-4419
Location: Room SB3104 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     ron.buliung@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

Looking for: MA, MSc, PhD students
Professor Buliung is currently looking for students with interests in the following topics: disability studies, traffic injury, child and youth geography, cycling. Students with a background in either qualitative or quantitative methods are welcome to apply.

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Susannah Bunce
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Sustainable urban communities
  • Urban spatial planning and development
  • Environmental gentrification
  • Socio-environmental spaces and land uses in cities
  • Community-based development and engagement
  • Urban community and neighbourhood land uses
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Phone:    416-287-7296
Location: Social Sciences MW278  (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5031 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     scbunce@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Jing Chen
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Remote sensing
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Biogeochemical Cycle Modelling
  • Hydrology
  • Micrometeorology
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Phone:    (416) 978-7085
Location: Room 5058, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     chenj@geog.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I am looking for students interested in the areas of vegetation remote sensing and regional and global carbon and water cycle estimation using remote sensing inputs.

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Tenley Conway
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Urban vegetation
  • Urban forests
  • Urban socio-ecological dynamics
  • Human drivers of urban ecosystems
  • Land use/land cover modeling
  • Urban environmental planning and management
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Phone:    (905) 828-3928
Location: Room DV3256 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     tenley.conway@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

Looking for MSc, PhD students
I am looking for one or more graduate students interested in urban environmental management, socio-ecological systems, and/or urban forests to work on a SSHRC funded project surveying urban residents about their knowledge, attitudes and actions related to specific green infrastructure features. This is part of a larger project looking to identify barriers to a green infrastructure approach and effective solutions. Green infrastructure has the potential to address growing urban challenges, including storm water management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Recent research has explored instillation, function and benefits of green infrastructure, while many municipalities are incorporating it into storm water and other related policy. In many cities, residents’ participation in green infrastructure initiatives is needed given the overall proportion of residential land and the space to install green infrastructure on many properties. However, the little research conducted on this topic suggests that residents are unfamiliar with a green infrastructure approach. As a result, the willingness and ability of residents to adopt green infrastructure is unclear.

The project will contribute to a better understanding of fine-scale urban socio-ecological dynamics, as well as on-going discussions in the urban environmental management and urban forestry literatures. There will be opportunities to network with NGO and government partners contributing to the project, as well as international research collaborators.

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Deborah Cowen
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Contested spaces
  • Geographies of citizenship and labour
  • Militarism, violence, and security
  • Cities and social justice
  • Sub/urban politics
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Phone:    (416) 946-0567
Location: Room 5033, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     deb.cowen@utoronto.ca

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Amrita Daniere
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Infrastructure provision in developing-country megacities (including water and sanitation services, housing, solid waste collection and disposal, and transportation)
  • Development and implementation of policy and planning from a political-economy perspective in third world urban areas
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Phone:     (416) 978-3236 (St. George Campus)
Phone:     (905) 569-4768 (UTM Campus)
Location: Room 5063, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George St.)
Email:     amrita.daniere@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

I am able to welcome students interested in working on urban climate change resilience in Southeast Asian cities. The UCRSEA project is focused on applied research based in secondary cities of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Joseph Desloges
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Holocene fluvial and glacial landscape reconstruction using sedimentary archives
  • Reconstruction of extreme events
  • Urbanization impacts on stream erosion
  • River geoarchaeology

The influence of rivers, glaciers and humans on landform development in the northern hemisphere, mainly in the mountain areas of Canada, Greenland and Iceland with emphasis on B.C., the southern Yukon and southern Ontario.

My special interests are the influence of climate change and human disturbance on geomorphic processes and landform change with an emphasis on river floodplains and sediment yield in glacierized landscapes. Contemporary and Holocene glacier fluctuations have been reconstructed using terrestrial and high-resolution glaciolacustrine and glaciomarine sedimentary archives. I have conducted research mainly in large glacier-fed lakes of the western Canadian Cordillera and, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Copenhagen, deep fiords of western Greenland. More recent work has focussed on late Quaternary and Holocene fluvial environments of southern Ontario with particular emphasis on decoupling the influence of humans disturbance on erosion from that associated with climate-induced changes. Geophysical, geochronology and geoarchaeology methods have been used extensively to develop and interpret the sedimentary record.

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Location: Department of Earth Sciences: Earth Sciences Centre
Office: ES 2124
Lab; ES3095
22 Russell Street
Phone:  (416) 978-3709
Email:  joseph.desloges@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Pierre Desrochers
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Economic development
  • Technological innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International trade
  • Food policy
  • Business-environment, business-university interactions

 

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Phone:     (905) 828-5206
Location: Room Davis 3273 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

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Richard DiFrancesco
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • The functioning and evolution of regional economic clusters
  • The policy implications of cluster evolution in the face of changing trade environments
  • Interests also overlap heavily with the field of urban dynamics insofar as the evolution of economic clusters is most clearly felt at the urban scale
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Phone:    (416) 978-2935
Location: Room 5025a, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     richard.difrancesco@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Tim Duval
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Applied Ecohydrology
  • Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
  • Catchment Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration
  • Forest Disturbance and Stream Water Quality
  • Urbanization and Water and Solute Cycling
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Phone: 905-569-4558
Office (UTM): DV 3265
Office (St. George): SSH 5023
Email: tim.duval@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I am looking for highly motivated MSc and PhD students interested in hydrology and biogeochemistry, particularly in urban or urbanizing environments. Our research group is primarily field-based, working in streams and wetlands to study water-soil-plant interactions and the nutrient transformations as a result of those interactions. Research topics for incoming students include new projects on groundwater-surface water interactions and nutrient cycling in suburbanizing streams, analysis of changing stream discharge and precipitation trends, and existing projects on stormwater management pond hydrology and biogeochemistry.

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Michael Ekers
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • My research mobilizes social and political theory and political economic approaches to understand:
  • (1) the production of different environmental landscapes, and
  • (2), the’ identities’ of the people that produce environmental spaces and their social positioning in the production process.

1)  What are the cultural, political and economic relations that produce resource landscapes?  I am interested in how specific subjects, defined by relations of gender, sexuality, class and ‘race’, are made in conjunction with the production of different social and environmental landscapes.  Here, I engage with debates on the production of nature and social difference to argue for a wider understanding of how specific social groups are enrolled in the labour of making natures.  I examine these questions through two concrete research projects including: (1) my doctoral research that examined the cultures of labour in the British Columbia tree planting industry, (2) my current research that develops the concept of ‘socio-ecological fixes’ through a conceptual engagement with David Harvey’s work and an investigation of the intersection of urban unemployment and forestry relief projects in British Columbia during the 1930s depression.

2)  What might an engagement with Antonio Gramsci’s work mean for contemporary debates in geography and environmental studies?  Despite his formidable presence in many disciplines, Gramsci has been conspicuously absent in debates in geography and environmental studies.  I am interested in whether Gramsci’s work can enhance our understandings of environmental politics and questions of labour and unemployment.  In addition, I have co-edited a collection titled Gramsci; Space, Nature and Politics, with Gillian Hart, Stefan Kipfer and Alex Loftus, which addresses Gramsci’s relevance to debates on geography, political ecology, ‘the political’ and difference.

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Phone:  416-208-4764
Office:   Management Wing (MW) 366
Location: Email: mekers@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: PhD students
I am interested in how debates in political ecology, agrarian studies and social theory can help in understanding the making and contestation of different environmental landscapes. My research focuses on the political economy of alternative agriculture and labour, investments in land and infrastructure as responses to crises and the work of Antonio Gramsci. I welcome inquiries from students interested in any of these areas, broadly conceived, and who are keen to blend substantive qualitative and ethnographic research with different theoretical debates.

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Steven Farber
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Transport geography
  • Spatial analysis
  • Accessibility
  • Public transportation
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steven.farber@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am looking for students interested in urban transportation, time use, and social participation and inclusion. Students should be eager to work with large geospatial datasets, apply spatial and econometric models of travel and activity behaviour, and have a background in urban geography, transportation, economics, civil engineering, computer science, or other cognate fields. Successful students will be eligible for generous funding from external projects and grants.

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Matthew Farish
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Militarism and geopolitics
  • The Cold War
  • Environmental history
  • Urban culture
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Phone:    (416) 978-6671
Location: Room 5040, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     farish@geog.utoronto.ca

Twitter: @mattfarish

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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I welcome inquiries and applications from students interested in cultural and historical geography, particularly with respect to militarization, colonialism, and modernization, and with an emphasis on twentieth-century North America.

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Sean Field
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Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Economic Geography (globalization, industrial change, human-environment relations)
  • Food, agriculture & agrifood
  • Money, finance & trade
  • Biopolitics & public policy
  • Qualitative & quantitative methods
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Office: DV3247
Phone: 905-569-4384
Email: sean.field@utoronto.ca

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Alexandra Flynn
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Urban governance
  • Legal geography
  • Municipal and planning law
  • Property law
  • Legal pluralism
  • Indigenous-municipal relations
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Location: UTSC
PO 106-8

Phone: 416-208-4871

 

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am beginning a new research project that explores Indigenous–municipal relationships in the land-use planning process, and how these relationships can and should inform a possible municipal duty to consult. This two-year project will explore the meaning of “consultation” within and among Indigenous and municipal communities. The project has two key assumptions: first, that Indigenous capacities, knowledges, and legal orders must be incorporated into municipal planning processes; and, second, that a broad range of consultation practices and relationships already exist among Indigenous and municipal
governments, and that the development of any municipal duty must consider and acknowledge such relationships.I am looking for a graduate student who is interested in working with me on this project.
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Meric Gertler
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Cities as sites of innovation and creativity
  • Role of universities and research organizations in urban economies
  • Regional and national systems of innovation
  • Institutions, technological and industrial change in geographical context
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Phone:    (416) 978-2121
Location: Suite 206, 27 King’s College circle
Email:     president@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Emily Gilbert
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Citizenship, borders and security
  • Nationalism, postcolonialism, globalization
  • The culture and politics of money
  • Social and political theory
  • North America

My current research revolves around issues related to citizenship, borders, security, economy, nation-states and globalization. I am particularly interested in the ways that North American geopolitical relations are being reshaped, and how the idea of risk—both economic and social—has been used to discipline behaviour and promote new forms of citizenship. This work also considers the securitization of the region, with a focus on changing border practices and policies. Another aspect of my research addresses the social, cultural and political dimensions of money, from the cultural values inscribed on national currencies, to the proposals for a North American Monetary Union, to general theories of money and exchange. While much of the above work interrogates the concept of the nation-state, I also continue to be fascinated by visual and literary representations, and have examined urban and wilderness narratives with a special emphasis on Canadian national identity and belonging.

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Phone:    (416) 978-0751
Location: Room B301, University College
Email:     emily.gilbert@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Kanishka Goonewardena
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Critical theory and Marxist philosophy
  • Architecture and urban planning
  • Colonialism, imperialism, nationalism
  • South Asia (Sri Lanka)
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Phone:    (416) 978-2974

Location: Room 5062, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     kanishka.goonewardena@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Looking for: PhD students
I am open to supervising students with a strong interest in critical theory and intellectual history concerning such topics as capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and urbanism; or thinkers such as Henri Lefebvre, Walter Benjamin, Antonio Gramsci, Louis Althusser, Frantz Fanon, C. L. R. James and Samir Amin. My areas of expertise include architecture, urban studies and critical theory–especially the Marxist and anti-colonial traditions in relation to state, capital and everyday life–and my current work is generally located somewhere around the intersection of capitalism, colonialism and the production of space.

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William Gough
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Mixing in ocean general circulation models
  • Efficient design of computer experiments
  • Passive tracer uptake during climate change scenarios
  • Numerical considerations in ocean modelling
  • Hudson Bay: Climate change impacts, air quality, paleoclimates
  • Climate change and agriculture
  • El Nino
  • Gibraltar climatology
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Phone:    (416) 287-7245
Location: (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     gough@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Jason Hackworth
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Urban political economy
  • Comparative urban policy
  • Ethno-racial conflict
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Phone:    (416) 946-8764

Location: Room 5010, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     jason.hackworth@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Ju Hui Judy Han
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Religion and secularisms
  • Travel and mobilities
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Urban political geography
  • East Asia (Korea)

My inquiries generally concern deeply held intentionalities and affective charge—repulsion, faith, animosity, a sense of purpose, aspiration, and empathy—and how they play out not only in spectacular ways like mass prayer rallies and public protests but also in ordinary, everyday practices. My work engages with theories of difference, inequality, and power, whether in megachurch construction projects, faith-based and conscientious objection to military conscription, or evangelical missionary mobilities.

I publish an online journal called On the Move: an undergraduate journal of creative geographies.

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On leave, 2017-18
Email:     judy.han@utoronto.ca
Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Danny Harvey
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Energy efficiency potential and costs
  • Renewable energy potential and costs
  • Global energy system decarbonization scenarios
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Phone:    (416) 978-1588
Location: Room 5032, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     harvey@geog.utoronto.ca

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U of T St. George

Call for Students

Students with a quantitative and science background with an interest in the integration of spatially distributed wind and solar energy resources with energy storage and energy demand management, or in the quantitative analysis of energy efficiency measures in specific end use sectors, or in the balance of energy supply and demand in specific regions under scenarios of stringent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, are sought.

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Yuhong He
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Remote sensing
  • Advanced spatial analysis
  • Invasive and endangered species detection and mapping
  • Grassland productivity modelling
  • Critical Wetland habitat monitoring for the endangered species
  • Climate Change
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Phone:    (905) 569-4679
Location:  DV3271 (UTM)
Downtown Office: SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     yuhong.he@utoronto.ca

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U o f T Mississauga

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
Fully-funded MSc and Ph.D. positions are available at the Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecosystem Modeling laboratory (the RSSEM Lab; http://sites.utm.utoronto.ca/yuhong/). The candidates will develop new techniques for quantifying vegetation stress using the latest remote sensing technology. Some of the data will be collected using unmanned aerial vehicles or helicopters carrying hyperspectral sensors, multispectral sensors, as well as thermal sensors. Qualifications: 1) sincere interest in remote sensing and vegetation ecology; 2) strong quantitative skills; 3) remote sensing skills, or the ability to learn them quickly; and 4) excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Applicants should send a letter of enquiry and curriculum vitae to Prof. Yuhong He (yuhong.he@utoronto.ca).

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Paul Hess
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Pedestrian environments and design
  • Planning for active transport modes
  • Streets as public space
  • Transport and equity
  • Suburban form and development
  • Planning history
  • Planning systems, development control and urban form
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Phone:    (416) 978-4955
Location: Room 5067, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     hess@geog.utoronto.ca

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U of T St. George

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Looking for: PhD students
I am interested in working with students working on issues of active transportation broadly, and pedestrian enviroments and design, changing street design, and streets as public space in particular. I welcome students using a variety of approaches including historical, institutional, policy and design evaluation, and social equity. I also have a regional interest in Mexico and Latin America.

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Mark Hunter
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Education and class
  • Critical development studies
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Kinship and Sexuality
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Africa
  • Labour
  • Heroin Addiction
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Phone:    (416) 208-4764
Location: B527 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     mhunter@utsc.utoronto.ca

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U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am particularly interested in working with students studying the global South, especially South Africa. I have worked on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, education, and am beginning a new project on heroin addiction. For more information please see the following link. http://www.markwhunter.net/prospective-students

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Marney Isaac
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Agroecology
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Environment and development
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Agrarian resource networks
  • Temperate and tropical agroforestry
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Phone:    (416) 287-7276
Location: EV462 (UTSC)
Location: SSH5021 (St. George)
Email:     marney.isaac@utoronto.ca

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I welcome applications from graduate students with broad interests in environmental science, agroecology and environmental geography. My research focuses on the biogeochemistry and ecophysiology of multi-functional agricultural landscapes in both temperate and tropical environments. Current projects include the study of i) biophysical interactions in agroecosystems, specifically nutrient cycling and plant strategies along various abiotic gradients, and more broadly ii) the relationship between agriculture and environmental services. I also supervise a research program on the human dimension of agroecosystem management, with particular attention on formation and consequences of agricultural networks.

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Ryan Isakson
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • The Political Economy of Food and Agrarian Development
  • Financialization of Food and Agriculture
  • Peasant Livelihoods and Agricultural Biodiversity
  • Land Reform and Agrarian Transformation
  • Latin America
  • Political Ecology
  • Critical Development Studies
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Phone: (416) 287-7345
Location: MW334 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     risakson@utsc.utoronto.ca

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U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
Broadly, my research focuses upon the political economy of agrarian development, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. I am currently working on two overlapping projects and welcome inquiries from students with similar interests. My primary project focuses upon the ‘financialization of food and agriculture’. I am particularly interested in the interplay between the recent promotion of derivatives (including conventional commodity futures or new-fangled weather derivatives that have been bundled as ‘index-based agricultural insurance’) and the vulnerability of peasant producers to environmental and economic stresses. (This project is outlined in my 2015 article in Journal of Agrarian Change.) My secondary project focuses upon the cultivation of agricultural biodiversity and its role in peasant livelihoods, risk management, and food sovereignty. I am particularly interested in working with students who speak Spanish could potentially fund graduate research related to the two projects described above, especially in the Guatemalan context.

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Thembela Kepe
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • People-environment interactions
  • Land rights
  • Politics of development
  • Africa/Southern Africa
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Phone:    (416) 287-7281
Location: (UTSC)
Email:     kepe@utsc.utoronto.ca

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I am a human geographer whose research interest is on people-environment interactions, land rights, food security and politics of development projects. Cross-cutting themes in my work include justice, struggles of the marginalized populations and the ways in which the state exercises its power. Most of my fieldwork experience is southern Africa. I am interested in inquiries from students who want to study issues related to the themes I described above.

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Anna Kramer
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Assistant Professor CLTA
Research Interests
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  • Social justice and access to the city
  • Transit networks and land use
  • Spatial and economic perspective
  • How cost and affordability limit access to the city
  • How the benefits of transit networks are distributed across the population
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Location: Room 5063, Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
phone: (416) 978-3236
email: anna.kramer@utoronto.ca

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Vincent Kuuire
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Migration
  • Transnationalism and integration
  • Environment and health
  • Health care access
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
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Phone: 905-828-5299

Office (UTM): William Davis Building, Room 3278

Email: vincent.kuuire@utoronto.ca

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Looking for : MA, PhD students
I am seeking interested graduated students who want to work in any of the following research areas: Immigrant health and wellbeing in Canada; Transnational engagements and immigrant integration in Canada; Health care access in sub-Saharan Africa (particularly older people’s access to health care); Connections between urbanization, economic transformation and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. I may also be willing to supervise students with general interests in health and migration geographies. Potential students are encouraged to contact me to discuss their research ideas and interests.

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Nicole Laliberte
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Assistant Professor Teaching Stream
Research Interests
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  • Feminist geopolitics
  • Anti-oppression pedagogies
  • Geographies of emotion
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Department of Geography, DV3262
University of Toronto, Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
Canada
nicole.laliberte@utoronto.ca
905-569-4854

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Igor Lehnherr
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Biogeochemistry of major and trace elements
  • Contaminants
  • Impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems
  • Arctic, boreal and alpine environments
  • Limnology and oceanography
  • Environmental chemistry
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Office: DV 3281 (UTM)
Phone: (905) 569-5769
Email: igor.lehnherr@utoronto.ca
(cross-appointed to the Institute of Management and Innovation)

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U o f T Mississauga

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I welcome motivated graduate students interested in physical geography, biogeochemistry and environmental science. My research uses ecosystem-scale field studies, controlled experiments, and emerging analytical techniques to understand how contaminants and climate change impact aquatic ecosystems, particularly in the Canadian Arctic and boreal ecoregions. Current and potential projects include: i) reconstructing long-term trends in atmospheric mercury concentrations and emissions using tree-rings, ice cores and lake sediment cores; ii) quantifying ecosystem metabolism (primary production and respiration) in ice-covered Arctic lakes; iii) impacts of climate change on mercury cycling and methylmercury production in Arctic ecosystems; and iv) climate change impacts on lake and watershed biogeochemistry (carbon and nutrient cycling) in northern regions.

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Deborah Leslie
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Cultural industries
  • Commodity chains
  • Material culture
  • Urban economic development
  • Economic geography
  • Feminist geography
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Phone:    (416) 978-8467
Location: Room 5066, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     leslie@geog.utoronto.ca

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U of T St. George

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Robert Lewis
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Historical geography of North American economic restructuring
  • Industrial and social geography of suburban Chicago, 1850-1950
  • Wartime manufacturing and metropolitan growth
  • Colonial urban India and social exclusion
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Phone:    (416) 978-1590
Location: Room 5003, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     lewis@geog.utoronto.ca

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Joseph Leydon
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Associate Professor Teaching Stream
Research Interests
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  • Regional geography of North America
  • Colonial North America and the Caribbean
  • Population dynamics
  • Retail analysis
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Phone:    (905) 569-4854 (UTM)
Location: Room SE2113C (UTM)
Email:     joseph.leydon@utoronto.ca

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Jane Liu
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Atmospheric environment (pollution transport and emission from fires, air quality and health implications, satellite monitoring, modeling)
  • Tropospheric and stratospheric ozone
  • Climate change
  • Atmosphere-biosphere interactions (carbon, water, and energy cycles, land surface schemes, biogenic emissions)
  • Remote sensing of atmosphere and land
  • Ecological modeling
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Room 306, Physical Geography Building, 45 St. George Street
Tel: (416) 978-1672 , Fax: (416) 946-3886
Email:    janejj.liu@utoronto.ca

Mailing address:

100 St. George Street, Room 5047, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

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U of T St. George

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I welcome graduate students interested in environmental issues related to our atmosphere, biosphere, and/or interactions between them. I welcome inquires from self-motivated students with one or more backgrounds in geography, atmospheric science, environmental science, ecology, engineering, physics, mathematics, and other related disciplines.

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Kenneth MacDonald
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Associate Professor
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  • Nature, society and environmental change
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Phone:    (416) 287-7294
Location: Room B584 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     kmacd@utsc.utoronto.ca

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Virginia Maclaren
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Associate Professor
Chair St. George
Research Interests
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  • Waste management
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Environmental assessment
  • South East Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia), China

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Location: Room 5050, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     maclaren@geog.utoronto.ca

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Since I will be on leave for 2018-19, I will not be accepting graduate students for September 2018.

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Minelle Mahtani
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • “Mixed race” identity
  • Media and minority representation
  • Critical journalism
  • Women of colour in geography
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Phone:     (416) 287-7302
Location:  (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     mahtani@utsc.utoronto.ca

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John Miron
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Professor
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  • Location theory
  • Migration and regional economic growth
  • Demographic change and housing demand
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Phone:    (416) 287-7287
Location: CUCC
Email:     miron@chass.utoronto.ca

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am currently working in the area of “Transportation and the Regional Economy”. I would be happy to supervise students with interests in this area and an ability/interest in transportation modelling.

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Carl Mitchell
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Mercury and methylmercury
  • Anaerobic soils
  • Wetlands
  • Sulfur cycling
  • Biogeochemical hot spots
  • Snowmelt
  • Redox chemistry
  • Environmental microbiology
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Phone:     (416) 208-2744
Location:  SY362, UTSC
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:       cmitchell@utsc.utoronto.ca

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U of T Scarborough

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Looking for: PhD students
I am actively recruiting a student with a strong hydrology and biogeochemistry background to work collaboratively with industry partners on managing mercury pollution within the forestry industry. The research will involve field work in northern Ontario and advanced laboratory work (with training) on the Scarborough campus. Experience or past course work in environmental modelling would be an asset.

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Sharlene Mollett
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Land and natural resource conflicts
  • Political ecology and feminist political ecology
  • Latin America, Honduras, Panama
  • Development geography
  • Race, gender and property rights
  • Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities
  • Feminist and postcolonial geographies
  • Residential tourism
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Sharlene Mollett

Department of Human Geography and Centre for Critical Development Studies

MW 371 Social Sciences Building

University  of Toronto, Scarborough

416 208 2237

sharlene.mollett@utoronto.ca

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I am currently recruiting MA and PhD students interested in assisting me with my SSHRC funded project, Gender and the Making of Residential Tourism Space in Panama. This project combines ethnographic and historical data collection to trace the ways gender and race, understood through the concept of “postcolonial intersectionality”, are infused in socio-environmental change on the Panamanian Atlantic Coast. While students are not required to conduct work in Panama and are free to design their own projects, those students who share a working knowledge of Spanish, possess research/travel experience in Latin America, and have demonstrated research interests in critical race feminism, Latin American decolonial studies, indigenous/Afro-descendant feminisms, critical development studies, feminist political ecology and/or human rights are most welcome to apply. Feel free to contact me directly: sharlene.mollett@utoronto.ca.

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Barbara Murck
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Associate Professor Teaching Stream
Research Interests
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  • Natural hazards
  • Environment and development
  • Developing world
  • Environmental management
  • Pedagogy
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Phone:    (905) 828-5426
Location: Room SB3110 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     barbara.murck@utoronto.ca

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U o f T Mississauga

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Rajyashree Narayanareddy
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Geographies of waste and labour
  • Urban political ecology
  • Global urbanism
  • Cities of the global South
  • South Asia

 

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Phone:    416-287-7297
Location: B508  (UTSC)
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Email:     rreddy@utsc.utoronto.ca

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Andrea Olive
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Environmental Policy
  • Endangered species and conservation
  • Private Property
  • Environmental justice
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Joint Appointment with Political Science
Phone: (905) 569-4556
Location: Room Davis 3264 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH3110 (100 St. George Street)
Email: andrea.olive@utoronto.ca

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U o f T Mississauga

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I am looking for students interested in the political ecology of the Bakken Formation.

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Trevor Porter
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Paleoenvironments
  • Climate change
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Dendrochronology
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Phone: 905-828-5314
Office (UTM): William Davis Building, Room 3280
E-mail: trevor.porter@utoronto.ca

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U o f T Mississauga

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Looking for: MSc, PhD students
I am seeking graduate students (1 PhD and 1 MSc) to join my group to work on field-based research projects in NW Canada and Alaska related to paleoclimatic change. If your interests align with my research program (see website – tjporter.wordpress.com), please e-mail me with your CV and statement of interest.

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Scott Prudham
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Political ecology
  • Political economy and environment
  • Industrial and alternative forestry
  • Privatization and regulation of genetically modified organisms
  • Commodification
  • Environmental politics
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Joint appointment with School for the Environment
Phone:    (416) 978-4975
Location: Room 5007, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     scott.prudham@utoronto.ca

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U of T St. George

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Looking for: PhD students
Applications are welcome from student seeking to work broadly in the areas of political economy and environment and/or in political ecology. Students specifically interested in topics dealing with conjoined dynamics of social differentiation and environmental change in agriculture or natural resource sectors are particularly encouraged to apply to work with me.

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Katharine Rankin
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Professor
Research Interests
:
  • Politics of planning and development
  • Feminist and critical theory
  • Culture-economy articulations
  • Diverse economies
  • Comparative market regulation
  • Ethnographic methods
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • Toronto
  • Website for ‘Infrastructures of Democracy’ research project: https://infrastructuresofdemocracy.wordpress.com/
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Phone:    (416) 978-1592
Location: Room 5002, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     rankin@geog.utoronto.ca

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U of T St. George

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I am seeking motivated students interested in applying to the MA or Ph.D. programs in Geography or Planning to work with me on a research project on state restructuring in Nepal. In my own work, this research involves community-based collaborations in mountain, mid-hill and Terai regions of Nepal, with a special focus on road building and infrastructure development as contested political fields.

I am interested in supervising qualified students who would like to work on related themes in Nepal or other geographical contexts. There are some research assistantships available through the SSHRC Insight Grant funding this project. More information here: https://infrastructuresofdemocracy.wordpress.com/

 

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Sue Ruddick
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Professor
Research Interests
:
  • Critical theory, philosophy (both continental and non-western)
  • UrbanNatures, Socionatures
  • Anti-racism, anti-colonialism
  • Social Marginalization

 

VIDEO – Ruddick, S. June 26 2014 Macherey’s Spinoza and the Problem of Composition in a Post-Human World. Presented at Brunel University 

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Location: Room 5059, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     sue.ruddick@utoronto.ca

 

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My students have worked on everything from the sanctuary movement and its implications for Agambens ‘states of exception’ to the geographies of the circus and new ways of thinking mind/body, affect/reason. My current Phds projects include an exploration of environmental impacts of mine waste on First Nations from a decolonial perspective and the ways representations of “urban” and “nature” shape racialized discourses and contribute to exclusion in cities.

I work from many perspectives within ‘shouting distance of Marxism’ (Foucault, Agamben, Lefebvre, Deleuze, Macherey but also Leanne Simpson, Fred Moten and others) and and my own research currently focuses on shifting conceptualizations of socio-nature, grounded in a study of the evolving assemblage of organizations managing human-wildlife relations in the Greater Toronto Region. I write more broadly in Geography and Philosophy on reconceptualizations of nature, planetary urbanization, and reimagining the western subject. My publications can be found at https://utoronto.academia.edu/SusanRuddick

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Matti Siemiatycki
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Transportation policy and planning
  • Infrastructure finance and delivery
  • Community and regional planning
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Phone:    (416) 946-5145
Location: Room 5041, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     siemiatycki@geog.utoronto.ca

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Rachel Silvey
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Migration
  • Indonesia
  • Feminist theory
  • Critical development studies
  • Politics of transnationalism

Expertise is in the gender dimensions of migration and economic change in Indonesia. Recent research focuses on the ways in which gender politics of migration are inflected by religion.

 

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Phone:    (416) 978-6640
Location: Room 5036, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     silvey@geog.utoronto.ca

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Neera Singh
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Environmental conservation and development
  • Community forestry, forest tenure and forest governance
  • Environmental behavior and subjectivity
  • Social movements and environmental justice
  • India
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Phone:    (416) 971-2658
Fax:        (416) 946-3886
Location: Room 5023, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     neera.singh@gmail.com

 

 

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Tat Smith
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Professor
Research Interests
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  • Forest ecology and soils
  • Carbon cycling in forest ecosystems
  • Bioenergy from sustainable forestry
  • Sustainable natural resource management
  • Environmental certification
  • Environmental impacts of land application of wood ash and municipal and pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment biosolids and effluents
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Office location: 3038 Earth Sciences Centre

Office: (416) 978-4638

Fax: (416) 978-3834

tat.smith@utoronto.ca

 

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We are seeking a PhD student to work on a multidisciplinary project investigating the long-term carbon and nutrient dynamics following clearcut harvesting a red spruce – balsam fir forest in northern Maine. This project has high relevance to sustainable forest management and renewable energy priorities in the modern forest sector for this region. The overall research project involves: quantifying trends in ecosystem carbon and nutrient pools 35 years after clear-cutting the balsam fir-red spruce forest at Weymouth Point paired-watershed study area; comparing 35-year ecosystem carbon pool dynamics with carbon dynamics predicted by an IPCC-relevant forest carbon budget model (e.g. CBM-CFS3); and informing development of criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management (SFM) in forest policy and certification systems adopted for balsam fir – red spruce forests in northern New England.
A BSc Hons. or MSc degree in Forestry, Soil Science, Physical Geography or a related natural resource field is required. A strong foundation in forest ecology, forest soils and biogeochemistry is preferred, and experience with quantitative modeling is highly desired. This position requires working independently and in a team setting with academic, forest industry and federal and state agency collaborators. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The project will involve field work at the remote Weymouth Point study area, laboratory analysis at collaborator facilities at the University of Maine, SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY and the University of Toronto, and computer modeling of carbon and nutrient dynamics and pools.

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Andre Sorensen
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Professor
Chair UTSC
Research Interests
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  • Urban geography
  • Urban form
  • Planning history and theory
  • Property institutions
  • Land development
  • Suburbs
  • International comparison
  • Transit policy analysis
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Phone:    (416) 287-5607
Location: Room B350 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     sorensen@utsc.utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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I am recruiting students who are interested in studying the production of urban space from an institutional perspective, particularly the regulation of land development and investment in urban property from a historical institutionalist perspective.

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Lindsay Stephens
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Lecturer
Research Interests
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  • Social justice and social planning
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Labour geography
  • Embodiment theory
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Location: Rm 5038 Sidney Smith Hall
University of Toronto,
100 St George St.

Email: lindsay.stephens@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T Scarborough

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Sarah Wakefield
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Mobilizing for community food security in Canada
  • Community development and neighbourhood change
  • Environmental justice/just sustainability
  • Critical health geography
  • Community-engaged scholarship

Current Research Projects

Unsettling perspectives and contested spaces: Understanding inclusion and (in)justice in Canadian food activism – the Food, Environment, and Activism Study Team (FEAST – http://feast-uoft.org/)

Responding to “Code Red” with “Neighbourhood Action”: Evaluating Hamilton’s Approach to Reducing Neighbourhood-level Health Inequalities – with Jim Dunn (McMaster University)

 

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Phone:    (416) 978-3653
Location: University College B202 (15 King’s College Circle)
Email:     sarah.wakefield@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

Call for Students

Looking for: MA students
I would be pleased to speak with students who have an interest in food systems and/or neighbourhood redevelopment in Canada about their interests.

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Alan Walks
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Associate Professor
Research Interests
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  • Urban Economic Restructuring and Social Polarization
  • Urban Policy and Neighbourhood Inequality
  • Neighbourhood Effects and Political Ideology
  • Politics of Automobility
  • Urban Debtscapes
  • Electoral Geography
  • Gentrification
  • Gated Communities
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Phone:     (905) 828-3932
Location: Room SB2113E (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     alan.walks@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

Call for Students

Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am recruiting grad students who are proposing to examine pertinent issues related to the geography of financialization in Canada, including questions related to housing markets, foreclosures, payday lenders, automobile lending, and related topics.

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Michael Widener
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Access to healthy food and healthcare facilities
  • Health and transportation geographies
  • GIS, agent-based modelling, and spatial optimization
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Email: michael.widener@utoronto.ca
Twitter: @michaeljwidener
Phone:    (416) 946-0270
Location: Room 5037, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street)

Home Campus:

U of T St. George

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I’m recruiting geographers with interests in food-related behaviours, transportation and time geography. Experience with statistical methods, coding, and GIS are highly desirable.

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Kathleen Wilson
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Professor
Chair UTM
Research Interests
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  • Aboriginal health
  • Neighbourhoods and health
  • Immigration
  • Access to health care
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Phone:    (905) 828-3864
Location: SB3111 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     kathi.wilson@utoronto.ca

Home Campus:

U o f T Mississauga

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Looking for: MA, PhD students
I am looking for students interested in issues related to immigration and settlement, access to health care services, Indigenous health and wellbeing, and older persons health.

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Jun Zhang
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Assistant Professor
Research Interests
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  • Urban and regional economic development
  • Geographic theorizing of markets, states, and institutions
  • Geography of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Industrial globalization, localization, and restructuring
  • Varieties and variegations of capitalism
  • East Asia
  • China
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On research leave 2017-18

Phone:  +1 (416) 978-2958

Email: zhang@geog.utoronto.ca

Location: Room 5025B, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)

Home Campus:

U of T St. George