News & Announcements

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

Student Kehkashan Basu interviewed by CTV News for International Women’s Day


Professor Michael Widener discusses access to equitable health crisis prevention in the context of COVID-19 – Vice News

“Widener said systemic change needs to take place for health crisis prevention to become equitable. “It’s ultimately an issue of power,” Widener said. “Often, lower wage workers don’t have power, so working with other advocates and politicians who are advancing causes like universal childcare, increased minimum wages is a first step.” We should also work […]

Professor Vincent Kuuire discusses insights on immigrant wellbeing and global health on the View to the U Podcast

Professor Vincent Kuuire discusses social inequities associated with access to healthcare and immigrant integration dynamics with regards to the healthcare system in Canada, as well as healthcare for older populations and maternal health, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. To listen to the podcast click here. 

Professor Michael Widener hosts GIS Workshop with Rexdale Hub’s STEM Club

Last week, Professor Michael Widener and Angela Alexander from ESRI Canada hosted a successful GIS workshop with members of Rexdale Hub’s STEM club to learn some new online GIS tools! In the future they plan to work with community animators and some STEM club members at the Hub to map community resources throughout Rexdale.

UofT Department of Geography & Planning Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Letter

                The undersigned faculty, staff and students of the tri-campus Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto stand in solidarity with members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation as they peacefully defend their unceded territories, in the face of militarized police action, raids and arrests by armed […]

Bousfield Visiting Scholar Jay Pitter organizes solidarity walk in Chinatown, covered by CTV & CBC

Bousfield Visiting Scholar Jay Pitter organizes successful solidarity walk in Chinatown to support Chinese businesses in response to corona virus stigma and racism, covered by CTV and CBC 

Prof. Ron Buliung discusses Toronto schools needing to be more accessible for children with disabilities on View to the U Podcast

In a new report, the Toronto District School Board states that there are 14 schools that would cost more to repair than to rebuild. Prof. Ron Buliung discusses this issue on View to the U podcast, and advocates for better accessibility for children with disabilities. To listen to the podcast click here. 

PhD students Bei Bei Zhang and Sean Grisdale publish articles, funded by open access support initiative

Congratulations to PhD students Bei Bei Zhang and Sean Grisdale for the publication of their articles, funded by our department’s graduate open access publishing support initiative: Bei Bei Zhang – Social policies, financial markets and the multi-scalar governance of affordable housing in Toronto Sean Grisdale – Displacement by disruption: short-term rentals and the political economy […]