September 8 - Start of fall term classes
September 25-27 - Ontario Universities Fair
October 14-15 - Fall Convocation Ceremonies
November 13-14 -
November 18 - GIS Day
|Geography Profs Receive 2014/15 Research and Teaching Awards
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies congratulates the following faculty members on the recognition of their achievements in research and teaching:
The Ryerson Social Innovation & Action Award was presented at the SRC Awards Luncheon on March 4, 2015, hosted by the Office of the Vice Present, Research and Innovation, and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. The Dean’s SRC and Teaching Awards were presented at the Faculty of Arts Award Presentation on March 26.
|Field Studies Trip to Europe|
Geographic Analysis students participated on a field trip to Europe as part of the GEO 773 Field Studies course led by Wayne Forsythe, Stephen Swales and Peter Kedron. The trip was designed to expose students to a range of issues particular to Italy and Austria. Click here to see the video.
|Turning City Parks into “Classrooms” with Mobile Application|
The new app parktrees.ca, allows users to click on each tree in the database to learn about its key attributes and environmental benefits such the annual amount of carbon stored, air pollution removed and storm water runoff mitigation.
“City trees provide many tangible and intangible benefits to urban residents,” says Ryerson geography professor Andrew Millward, principal investigator with Ryerson’s Urban Forestry Research & Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group. “Sustaining and enhancing this flow of benefits begins with awareness. We designed parktrees.ca to raise mindfulness of Toronto’s urban forest with the view that knowledge can be a bridge to engagement and stewardship.” [Read more] about this project.
We would like to welcome Dr. Claire Oswald and Dr. Richard Shaker to the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies. Dr. Oswald and Dr. Shaker will be teaching in the Environment and Urban Sustainability program and they are excited to be a part of this unique and dynamic field of study. Please join us in welcoming them to the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies.