September 8 - Start of fall term classes
September 18-27 - EUS Field Trip
September 25-27 - Ontario Universities Fair
October 10-16 - Fall Study Week
October 14-15 - Fall Convocation Ceremonies
November 4 - Department Awards Night
November 13 - Ryerson Open House (formerly Discover Ryerson)
November 13-14 -
November 18 - GIS Day
Social Innovation Made @RyersonGeo
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Available
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sara Edge as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Dr. Edge holds a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a PhD from the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University. She joins Ryerson with a research program in the area of environment & health, environmental justice & urban inequalities, policy transformation, and socio-ecological systems. Dr. Edge seeks to discover innovative approaches to multi-stakeholder governance, collaboration and knowledge integration that help to facilitate more sustainable environmental conditions. She has published in the high-impact journals Environmental Policy and Governance, Social Science & Medicine, Environmental Politics, and Health, Risk & Society during the last two years alone. Her teaching focus will be in the BA in Environment and Urban Sustainability (EUS).
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.
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.