News & Announcements

Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation/Planning/Suburbs/Justice

Overview of the Position: Rapid urbanization is transforming suburban peripheries world-wide, creating immense transportation-related social and environmental problems that threaten human health and wellbeing. Recognizing this as a significant global challenge, the University of Toronto Scarborough has created the Suburban Mobilities Cluster of Scholarly Prominence led by Dr. Steven Farber to research four interdisciplinary challenges: […]

Professor Steven Farber and Mischa Young examine the wait-time of Uber’s wheelchair accessible service (UberWAV) in Toronto – Transport Findings

Click here to read their results.

Alum Kara Naklicki shares tips on career building and her experiences working for the City of Toronto – UofT Arts & Science News

“A lot of times, organizations are just doing the status quo, and if someone has a really well-thought-out idea that has the potential to move their work forward, they’re definitely willing to consider it. With an open job posting, there might be hundreds of people applying. If you’re proposing unique things, you have no competition.” […]

Matti Siemiatycki discusses city improvements for the ‘new normal’ – Arts & Science News

“We need to build back better, do things differently, respond to the health challenges that have arisen from the pandemic. The housing crisis must be addressed and conditions improved for low wage workers. And we need to do things like improve bus service in the inner suburbs, invest in dedicated bike lanes and make the […]

Fall 2020 Graduate Orientation Schedule

See pdf version of schedule. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING GRADUATE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE FALL 2020   Check your email accounts for updates and changes! There are all kinds of orientation events going on across campus. Keep an eye out for the Gradlife emails and the GSU Digest forwarded by our GSU reps. Orientation events […]

Professor Jason Spicer publishes article on worker and community ownership

Professor Jason Spicer publishes article on worker and community ownership as an economic development strategy – Economic Development Quarterly “A generation ago, American state and local experiments with worker and community ownership appeared unsuccessful. Does their current revival offer anything new to the field of economic development or is this merely a tired retread of […]

2020 Canadian City Parks Report published, involving the work of department members and alum

Park People issues its 2020 Canadian City Parks Report, a project involving the work of alumn Jake Tobin Garrett, Adjunct Professor Zahra Ebrahim, and featuring Professor Ron Buliung’s research on improvements for accessible and inclusive playgrounds. “When it comes to public space, we can reframe our understanding of disability, said Dr. Ron Buliung, Professor of Geography […]

Report on Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people in Windsor and Sudbury is now available

Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people living in Windsor and Sudbury is now available online, a report covering three years of research conducted by a team of scholars, including Professor Natalie Oswin.

Professor Mark Hunter’s book wins the Joel Gregory Prize

Professor Mark Hunter’s book Race for Education: Gender, White Tone and Schooling in south Africa wins the Joel Gregory Prize, awarded by the Canadian Association of African Studies. “Adjudicators note the book makes an exceptional contribution to understanding South African society, particularly its entanglement in the enduring legacies of institutionalized racism. The book expertly engages […]

UofT News highlights recent-grad Dariya Darvin’s Achievements

“Meanwhile, her interest in geography led her to take a first year Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course. She soon discovered the field was applicable to her goal of working in public health since she could use GIS to improve health-care delivery. “I did it because I like it, but once I was into it, it […]