News & Announcements

Geography ranks 4th in the world according to ShanghaiRankings

The subject of Geography ranks fourth in the world according to the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

Assistant Professor Vincent Kuuire awarded a Canada Research Chair in Immigrant Well-being and Global Health

Government of Canada announces talented and diverse group of new and renewed Canad Research Chairs, including Professor Vincent Kuuire. 

PhD Candidate Joshua Steckley named finalist in SSHRC’s Storytelling Challenge.

Congratulations to Geography & Planning’s Joshua Steckley on being named one of 25 finalists in the SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest (Arts & Science News)

Prof. Ron Buliung to co-lead project helping build better, more inclusive playgrounds

Prof. Ron Buliung will play a pivotal role in the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities launch of accessible playgrounds across Canada. Jumpstart’s goal is for these playgrounds to become the standard for inclusive play, and create a space that enables kids of all abilities to play side-by-side. Please read the full article here. Or find out […]

Congratulations to Hafsah Siddiqui who has received a Gates Cambridge scholarship!

Congratulations to Hafsah Siddiqui who has received a Gates Cambridge scholarship! See her bio below. While studying Human Geography and Sociology at the University of Toronto, my professors nurtured my interest in examining social inequality and segregation in urban space. I was inspired to contemplate justice-oriented visions of city building and analyze uneven development and […]

Trevor Porter’s research on climate change in Canada’s north published in Nature Communications

Secrets of the Permafrost: New research reveals evidence of climate change in the Yukon (UTM News)

PhD candidate Beyhan Farhadi discusses Ontario plan for mandatory e-learning courses

Mandatory online courses for high school students ‘a terrible idea,’ expert says. PhD student Beyhan Farhadi was interviewed this week on CBC Metro Morning, discussing the Ontario Government’s new initiative to make it mandatory for Ontario secondary school students to take 4 e-learning courses to graduate. (CBC News)

Professor Anna Kramer on how gender and public transport connect

Good public transit is a feminist issue (TTC Riders)

Professor Matthew Adams discusses his urban air pollution research

“I look at how different aspects of urban mobility change our exposure to air pollution.” (UTM News)

Professor Matti Siemiatycki discusses downtown relief line vs. Yonge line extension

Downtown relief? Or a subway to York Region? Why the GTA’s next big transit project won’t make everyone happy (CBC News)