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A&S economic geographer Jun Zhang on what’s in store for China, global economy – Arts & Science News

May 5, 2020 by Jovana Jankovic – A&S News How have different economies around the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the effects on local and global markets, and how will manufacturing, supply chains and trade fare? Arts & Science spoke to Jun Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Geography & Planning in the Faculty […]

Professor Michael Widener writes on the role social sciences will playing during and after the COVID-19 Crisis

Professor Michael Widener writes for University College News: “However, for many of us, our health will not be directly harmed by the virus. This does not mean we are in the clear. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on social and economic systems and we are only beginning to see the repercussions of this disruption. In order […]

Donate to the GGAPSS Emergency Student Fund

GGAPSS is raising money to support graduate students in the Department of Geography and Planning who are facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Donations to this fund go directly toward helping current geography and planning students—100% of your gift will reach students in need through GGAPSS emergency bursaries. To donate now or learn […]

Bousfield Researcher Jay Pitter argues for an equity-based understanding of urban density during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond for AZURE Magazine

Jay Pitters writes: “By sharing research and personal experiences revealing long-standing and current coronavirus health disparities agitated by urban density, I’m not taking an anti-density stance. As urbanists, we should critique the things we feel most passionate about to achieve urban equity and design excellence – in that order. In addition to public health, urban […]

Professor and Graduate Chair Ron Buliung discusses accessibility, health, and lessons to be learned from the pandemic for UTM News

“As someone who has devoted time to studying things such as telecommuting, Buliung notes that the idea of telework or working from a distance predates even the telegraph – it’s all about communication, he says. Now, we are seeing the full weight of modern information and communication being brought to bear in an unexpected socio-technical […]

Professor Matti Siemiatycki comments on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on summer life in Toronto for CP24 News

“Whether it’s at sporting events or whether it’s at local festivals, there’s going to be a whole rethink – in the short term, at least – of how we engage and how we’re able to come together. And that has many implications for how our communities are stitched together and the commercial (and) financial dimensions […]

Undergrad student Cathy Yang creates COVID-19 Neighbourhood Vulnerability Map

Undergraduate student Cathy Yang and fellow team members compete in the Esri Canada App Challenge, creating an interactive COVID19 neighbourhood vulnerability map 

Donate to the UofT COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund

The UofT COVID-19 Emergency Student Bursary Fund helps to provide emergency bursaries for graduate and undergraduate students with urgent needs, supporting requirements for food, shelter, emergency travel, and internet access to complete their course work. All funds raised will support the most urgently required research projects and the students with the highest need. Thank you […]

New book published featuring contributions from Professors Scott Prudham and Katharine Rankin, current student Kuni Kamizaki, and alumnus Professor Norma M. Rantisi

Market/Place: Exploring Spaces of Exchange features writing by Professor Scott Prudham, Professor Katharine Rankin, current student Kuni Kamizaki and Professor Norma M. Rantisi.

Students Phuong Dao, Cynthia Morinville, Jennifer Langill and Lea Ravensbergen win awards at the AAG

Congratulations to our AAG award winners!   Cynthia Morinville, supervised by Raj N Reddy, received the Glenda Laws Student Paper Award for her paper titled “Women, Labour, and the Circulation of Value in Bholakpur’s Scrap Economy”. This award is administered by the Feminist Geographies Speciality Group. Lea Ravensbergen, supervised by Ron Buliung, received the PhD Dissertation […]