News & Announcements

Professor Karim Malik joins department

We are pleased to welcome Professor Karim Malik! Professor Malik is interested in teaching courses such as GIS, spatial analysis, spatial statistics and remote sensing. In his teaching, he emphasizes spatio-temporal thinking as this is crucial to understanding spatial patterns and processes driving terrestrial change. His research revolves around the application of computer vision methods […]

Professor Ron Buliung to give keynote at the BRI Research Symposium on Elevating and Expanding Childhood Disability Research

Professor Ron Buliung will give the Mickey Milner International Professorship keynote lecture at the Bloorview (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital) Research Institute’s annual research symposium on Monday, November 15, 2021. In his address, “Will this place always be like this?”, Ron uses stories from his family’s everyday life and his research in a discussion centred […]

The Black Graduate Scholar Award in Geography & Planning

In partnership with the University of Toronto Black Research Network, Graduate Geography & Planning is pleased to announce The Black Graduate Scholar Award in Geography & Planning, developed to provide funding support for Black graduate student scholars working broadly in the areas of geography or planning and social justice. The Black Research Network (BRN) is […]

Truth & Reconciliation Day: Statement & Reading List

Today, September 30th, 2021, is Orange Shirt Day, a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project, envisioned in 2013 by Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins. This day serves to commemorate the residential school experience, to honour the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. As […]

Alexandra Lambropoulos launches podcast exploring urban initiatives across the African continent

MScPl Student Alexandra Lambropoulos has launched Urban Limitrophe, a podcast exploring diverse initiatives happening in cities across the African continent (and occasionally the diaspora) to creatively solve problems, support their communities, create vibrant urban spaces, and build better cities overall. She post episodes on a monthly basis that feature interviews with various guests who are […]

Graduate Orientation Schedule – Fall 2021

Check your @mail.utoronto.ca email accounts for updates and changes! There are many orientation events happening across campus. Keep an eye out for the Gradlife emails and the GSU Digest forwarded by our GSU representatives. Orientation events will be held via zoom on Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd, 2021. Day 1: Thursday September 2nd, […]

In Memory of Professor Jock Galloway

John (‘Jock’) Herbert Galloway passed away on July 27, 2021 in Tweed Ontario after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. Our friend and colleague Jock Galloway graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from McGill University in Montreal in 1960 and with a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley […]

Incoming Student Élyse Comeau Receives Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Élyse Comeau (incoming Planning Ph.D. student) on being awarded the 2021- 2022 Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship in Pediatric Disability Research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Under the supervision of Professors Tim Ross and Ron Buliung, Élyse proposes to study the disabling experiences of public transit in the City of Toronto.

GeoPlan 2021: The Department of Geography & Planning Annual Newsletter

GeoPlan, our department’s annual newsletter, is out now! Read more about our new faculty, program updates, alumni activities, and excellent faculty by clicking here. 

Geography & Planning Students Support Toronto’s Growing Community Land Trust Movement

As Toronto’s housing crisis intensifies, many tenants face rent increases and evictions that displace them from their homes and communities. This dire situation calls for alternative solutions – an issue several Geography & Planning students have turned their attention to. The Affordable Housing Challenge Project (AHCP) at the U of T School of Cities brings […]