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Faculty Research

Dr. Eric Vaz has recently founded the centre for geocomputation at the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Ryerson University. This centre is an innovative Canadian research initiative, counting with an international committee including many of the top scholars in their fields. [Read More]

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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.

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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.

Two New Faculty Members

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.

For a brief biography, please click here. More information about their research interests, please go to the faculty page.

Congratulations to Dr. Shuguang Wang

The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Shuguang Wang on his recently published book titled China’s New Retails Economy: A Geographic Perspective. This book is written to achieve three broad objectives. First, it provides a comprehensive assessment of the changes in consumption patterns in China, the current size of the Chinese consumer market, and the regional variations. Second, it presents an interpretation of the changes in the country’s regulatory system and the corresponding policy initiatives, including the new state spatial strategies devised after its admission to the WTO. Third, it delivers a systematic analysis of the transformation of China’s retail sector. Complete details of the publication can be found here.