News & Announcements

Black History Month: Recognizing eight graduate award recipients, their academic pursuits, and their contributions to geography and planning

In celebration of Black History Month, the Department of Geography & Planning would like to recognize eight graduate students that have recently received department awards and whose academic pursuits and contributions to the department are certain to leave a legacy within the institution and the fields of geography and planning. Congratulations to Zeina Ahmed, Olivia […]

Student Infographics selected for the U of T Map and Data Library

Congratulations to our undergraduate students whose infographics were chosen for the U of T Map & Data Library digital showcase! As part of Professor Sarah Peirce’s course, GGR308 – Canadian Arctic and Subarctic Environments, these infographic posters explore the impacts of climate change, including permafrost, sea ice, melting glaciers, and the effects these changes have […]

2020 Award Recipients Recognized

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Award Winners! Please visit our Awards Page to see all award recipients or view the pamphlets below: PAC & UTAGA Award Recipients Undergraduate Award Recipients Graduate Geography Award Recipients Graduate Planning Award Recipients Graduate External Award Recipients  

Professor Karen Chapple appointed as Professor in Geography & Planning

Professor Karen Chapple has been appointed as the Director of the School of Cities and as a Professor in the Department of Geography & Planning, to begin Summer 2021.

Professor Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera is new Bousfield Scholar

The department welcomes Professor Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera as the new Bousfield Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Planning until June 30, 2021.

Gabriel de Oliveira and Professor Jing Chen on COVID-19 and the Amazon Rainforest

Gabriel de Oliveira and Professor Jing Chen share insights on their research on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Amazon Rainforest – U of T Arts & Science News

Professor Jason Spicer on Project ECHO, a global health & service initiative

Professor Jason Spicer and Tamara Kay write about Project ECHO, an unconventionally structured global health & community service initiative, and its use during COVID-19 –  Stanford Social Innovation Review

Professor Matti Siemiatycki on public transit during COVID-19

Professor Matti Siemiatycki comments on public transit use and funding during COVID-19 – CTV News

Planning student Joanna Ilunga-Kapinga wins Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarship

Planning graduate student Joanna Ilunga-Kapinga wins Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarship by the WTS Toronto area chapter.

Student Kehkashan Basu selected for Forbes 30 Under 30

Undergraduate student Kehkashan Basu is selected for this year’s Forbes “30 under 30” list.