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Graduate Program in Spatial Analysis

Publications Based on Student Research (since 2007)

*indicates MSA student/alumni authors

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Wang L., Guruge S., and Montana Gelsomina*., (forthcoming in 2019), A Scoping Review of Accessing Primary Care Physicians among Older Immigrants in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Cambridge). Volume 38, Number (2)

Wang L., Ramroop S*., 2018, Accessibility to Community Pharmacies in the Greater Toronto Area among Vulnerable Populations, Can J Public Health (CJPH) (Springer) 109 (5-6): 821-832 https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0110-1

Wang L., Dorkenoo Selasi*., 2018, Measuring Spatial Accessibility of Older Adults to Primary Care Physicians and Adult Day Programs in the Toronto CMA. Nursing and Palliative Care. 3(3): 1-8. doi: 10.15761/NPC.1000186

D.E. Mitchell*, K.W. Forsythe, C.H. Marvin, and D.A. Burniston (2018) Assessing Statistical and Spatial Validity of Sediment Survey Design and Sampling Densities: Examples from Lake Erie. Water Quality Research Journal. 2018 May, wqrjc2018029; doi:10.2166/wqrj.2018.029

Forsythe, K.W., C. Hare*, A.J. Buckland*, R.R. Shaker, J.M. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, and M.W. MacDonald* (2018) Assessing Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations and Trends in Southern Ontario, Canada, 2003–2012. AIMS Environmental Science 5(1), 35-46; doi: 10.3934/environsci.2018.1.35

K. Heinrich*, C. Huber, C. Rinner (2017) Making Area-based Composite Indices Comparable across Time – The Role of Standardization and Outlier Removal. Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association 27(2): 37-49

D. Liadsky* and B.Ceh (2017) The Interaction between Individual, Social and Environmental Factors and their Influence on Dietary Intake among Adults in Toronto.Transactions in GIS; doi:10.1111/tgis.12276 

L.Wang and E. Lara Palacios* (2017), The Social and Spatial Patterning of Life Stress among Immigrants in CanadaJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health 19(3), 665-673; doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0538-4

K.W. Forsythe, C.H. Marvin, D.E. Mitchell*, J.M. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, D.A. Burniston, J.P. Watt, D.J. Jakubek*, M.H. McHenry, and R.R. Shaker (2016) Utilization of bathymetry data to examine lead sediment contamination distributions in Lake Ontario. AIMS Environmental Science 3(3), 347-361; doi:10.3934/environsci.2016.3.347

K.W. Forsythe, K.W., C.H. Marvin, C.J. Valancius*, J.P. Watt, J.M. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, D.J. Jakubek*, and R.R. Shaker (2016) Geovisualization of Mercury Contamination in Lake St. Clair Sediments. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 4(19); doi:10.3390/jmse4010019

K.W. Forsythe, C.H. Marvin, C.J. Valancius*, J.P. Watt, S.J. Swales, J.M. Aversa*, and D.J. Jakubek* (2016) Using Geovisualization to Assess Lead Sediment Contamination in Lake St. Clair. The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien 60(1), 149-158; doi:10.1111/cag.12253

K.W. Forsythe, K.N. Irvine, D.M. Atkinson, M. Perelli, J.M. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, A. Gawedzki*, and D.J. Jakubek* (2015) Assessing Lead Contamination in Buffalo River Sediments. Journal of Environmental Informatics 26(2), 106-111; doi:10.3808/jei.201500300

A.C.-D. Lee*, C. Rinner (2015) Visualizing Urban Social Change with Self-Organizing Maps: Toronto Neighbourhoods, 1996-2006. Habitat International 45(Part 2): 92-98

B. Carter*, C. Rinner (2014) Locally Weighted Linear Combination in a Vector Geographic Information System. Journal of Geographical Systems 16(3): 343-361

K.W. Forsythe and G. McCartney* (2014) Investigating Forest Disturbance Using Landsat Data in the Nagagamisis Central Plateau, Ontario, Canada. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3(1), 254-273; doi:10.3390/ijgi3010254

L. Wang and T. Tormala* (2014) Integrating Spatial and Aspatial Factors in Measuring Accessibility to Primary Health Care Physicians: A Case Study of Aboriginal Population in Sudbury, Canada. Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education 4(3): 284 (7 pages)

E. Vaz and L. Bowman* (2013) An Application for Regional Coastal Erosion Processes in Urban Areas: A Case Study of the Golden Horseshoe in Canada. Land 2(4), 595-608

L. Wang and W. Hu* (2013) Immigrant health, place effect and regional disparities in Canada. Social Science & Medicine 98: 8-17

S. Wang, R. Hii, J. Zhong*, and P. Du* (2013) Recent Trends of Ethnic Chinese Retailing in Metropolitan Toronto. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 4(1): 49-66

K.W. Forsythe, A. Gawedzki*, P.S. Rodriguez*, K.N. Irvine and M.F. Perrelli (2013) Geospatial Estimation of Mercury Contamination in Buffalo River Sediments. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal 22(5) 521-531

L.-J. Ferrato, K.W. Forsythe (2013) Comparing Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imagery for Land Classification of the Lower Don River, Toronto. Journal of Geography and Geology 5(1): 92-107

S. Wang, R. Hii, J. Zhong*, P. Du (2013) Recent Trends of Ethnic Chinese Retailing in Metropolitan Toronto. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 4(1): 49-66

K.W. Forsythe, B. Schatz, S.J. Swales, L.-J. Ferrato*, D.M. Atkinson (2012) Visualization of Lake Mead Surface Area Changes from 1972 to 2009. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 1(2):108-119

A. Gawedzki*, K.W. Forsythe (2012) Assessing Anthracene and Arsenic Contamination within Buffalo River Sediments. International Journal of Ecology, Volume 2012, Article ID 496740

S.E. Kershaw*, A.A. Millward (2012) A spatio-temporal index for heat vulnerability assessment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184(12): 7329-7342

A. Sani*, C. Rinner (2011) A Scalable GeoWeb Tool for Argumentation Mapping. Geomatica 65(2): 145-156.

C. Rinner, M. Hussain* (2011) Toronto's Urban Heat Island - Exploring the Relationship between Land Use and Surface Temperature. Remote Sensing 3(6): 1251-1265

A.A. Millward, K. Paudel*, S.E. Briggs* (2011) Naturalization as a strategy for improving soil physical characteristics in a forested urban park. Urban Ecosystems 14: 261-278

C.S. Greene*, A.A. Millward, B. Ceh (2011) Who is likely to plant a tree? The use of public socio-demographic data to characterize client participants in a private urban forestation program. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10: 29-38

L. Wang, D. Roisman* (2011) Modeling Spatial Accessibility of Immigrants to Culturally Diverse Family Physicians. The Professional Geographer 63(1): 73-91

K.W. Forsythe, K. Paudel*, C.H. Marvin (2010) Geospatial Analysis of Zinc Contamination in Lake Ontario Sediments. Journal of Environmental Informatics 16(1): 1-10

C. Rinner, D. Patychuk, K. Bassil, S. Nasr*, S. Gower, M. Campbell (2010) The Role of Maps in Neighborhood-Level Heat Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Toronto. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 37(1): 31-44

E. Anderson*, C. Chakrapani, T. Hernandez (2009) Marketing the Downtown through Geographically Enhanced Consumer Segmentation. Journal of Place Management and Development 2(2): 125-139

C. Rinner, M. Bird* (2009) Evaluating Community Engagement through Argumentation Maps - A Public Participation GIS Case Study. Environment and Planning B 36(4): 588-601

C. Rinner, C. Keßler, S. Andrulis* (2008) The Use of Web 2.0 Concepts to Support Deliberation in Spatial Decision-Making. Computers, Environment and Urban System 32(5): 386-395

 

PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

C. Rinner, J. Kumari*, S. Mavedati (2011) A Geospatial Web Application to Map Observations and Opinions in Environmental Planning. In S. Li, S. Dragicevic, B. Veenendaal (eds.): Advances in WebGIS, Mapping Services and Applications. Taylor & Francis, London, UK, pp. 277-291

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

C. Huber*, C. Rinner (2019) Market Area Delineation for Airports to Pre-dict the Spread of Infectious Disease. In P. Kyriakidis, D. Hadjimitsis, D. Skarlatos, A. Mansourian (eds.) Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development. Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geogrpahic Information Science, Limassol, Cyprus, June 17-20, pp. 263-289

C. Rinner, R. Matadeen*, S. Swales (2019) Using Multi-Criteria Analysis to Estimate Retail Site Attractiveness for the Huff Model. In V. Fast, G. McKenzie, R. Sieber (eds.) SKI-Canada 2019, Proceedings of the Conference on Spatial Knowledge and Information - Canada, Banff, Alberta, Canada, February 22-23, 2019

C. Rinner, A. Komaromy*, A. Lindgren (2018) Geospatial Tools for the Visualization and Analysis of Local News Distribution. In J. Hodson, A. Malik (eds.) The Future of Local News: Research and Reflections. Peer-reviewed papers from 2017 international conference "Is no local news bad news? Local journalism and its future", Ryerson University, Toronto, 3-4 June 2017

J. Young*, C. Rinner, D. Patychuk (2010) The Effect of Standardization in Multicriteria Decision Analysis on Health Policy Outcomes. In G. Phillips-Wren, L.C. Jain, K. Nakamatsu, R.J. Howlett (eds.): Advances in Intelligent Decision Technologies - Proceedings of the Second KES International Symposium IDT 2010, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 299-307

K.W. Forsythe, A. Gawedzki, P.S. Rodriguez* (2010) Assessing Sediment Contamination in the Buffalo River. In: Strobl, J., T. Blaschke, and G. Griesebner (Eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd Symposium for Applied Geographic Information Processing (Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung XXII), AGIT 2010. July 7-9, 2010. Salzburg, Austria. Herbert Wichmann Verlag, Hüthig GmbH & Co. KG, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 606-615

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS


K.W. Forsythe, H. Bouchard, S.J. Swales, J.M. Aversa and D.J. Jakubek* (2014) Visualizing the “Dirty Dozen” in Lake Ontario Sediments. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2014 Annual Meeting. October 24-25, 2014. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

D.E. Mitchell* and K.W. Forsythe (2014) Identifying Salinization through Multispectral Band Analysis: Lake Urmia, Iran. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2014 Annual Meeting. October 24-25, 2014. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Kedron, Rajiv Lalla*, Adam Mckay* (2014) A Study of Within Group Inequality in the Geographic Distribution of HIV/AIDS in Thailand. Proceedings of the 2014 Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Meeting. May 26-30, 2014. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Heather Hart, Peter Kedron (2014) Understanding the statistical bias of geographic scale in environmental inequity research. Proceedings of the 2014 Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Meeting. May 26-30, 2014. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

K.W. Forsythe, M. McHenry, S.J. Swales, J.M. Aversa and D.J. Jakubek* (2014) Bathymetric Visualization of Contaminated Sediments in Lake Ontario. Proceedings of the 2014 Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Annual Meeting. May 26-30, 2014. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Bradley D Macpherson* (2014) A Web-based Visualization of Weighted Centrality Scores Using TileMill and MapBox. Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, USA

Mary Grunstra*, Brian Ceh, Eric Vaz (2014) Spatial Distribution of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Case of Ontario, Canada. Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, USA

C. Rinner, D. MacLellan, K. Heinrich*, K. Barber (2014) Place-Based Policy-Making with Area-Based Composite Indices - Conceptual Challenges and Community Uptake of "Wellbeing Toronto". Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, USA

C. Rinner, H. Hart*, S. Kershaw, C. Mirabelli, E. Lin, A. Jaouich (2014) The Role of Maps in Mental Health Care System Improvement and Policy Input. Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, USA

C. Rinner, M. Markieta*, K. Desai*, M. Burchfield, R. Allen (2014) Widgets for Wicked Problems: The Neptis Geoweb Tool and Datasets. Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 8-12 April 2014, Tampa, USA

K.W. Forsythe, M. McHenry, D.M. Atkinson, J.M. Aversa, S.J. Swales, P. Kedron and D.J. Jakubek* (2014) Utilizing Bathymetry Data for the Geovisualization of Contaminated Sediment Patterns in the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America. Proceedings of the 2014 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. April 8-12, 2014. Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

C. Middleton*, S.J. Swales and K.W. Forsythe (2014) The Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis to Delimit a Protected Area for the Old-Growth Red Pine Forest in Wolf Lake, Temagami, Ontario, Canada. Proceedings of the 2014 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. April 8-12, 2014. Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

K.W. Forsythe, M. McHenry, S.J. Swales, J.M. Aversa and D.J. Jakubek* (2014) Utilization of Kriging and Bathymetry to Analyze Sediment Contamination in the Lower Great Lakes. Proceedings of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) 2014 Annual Meeting. March 7-8, 2014. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

S.J. Swales, M. Makar* and K.W. Forsythe (2014) Comparative Analysis of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. Proceedings of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) 2014 Annual Meeting. March 7-8, 2014. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Heather Hart*, Peter Kedron (2014) Toxic Air Emissions and Proximity to Low-income Areas, Scarborough, Toronto. Abstract and presentation at Spatial Knowledge and Information – Canada, 6-8 February 2014, Banff, Alberta, Canada

K.W. Forsythe, C. Hare*, D.M. Atkinson, J. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, R. Balta, M. McHenry and A. Gawedzki* (2013) Assessment of Arsenic Contamination in Lake Erie Sediments. Proceedings of the Joint Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) / East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (ELDAAG) 2013 Annual Meeting. October 25-26, 2013. Toledo, Ohio, USA

C. Hare* and K.W. Forsythe (2013) Assessing Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations and Trends in Ontario, Canada, 2003-2012. Proceedings of the Joint Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) / East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (ELDAAG) 2013 Annual Meeting. October 25-26, 2013. Toledo, Ohio, USA

C. Middleton*, S.J. Swales, and K.W. Forsythe (2013) The Use of Geographical Information System (GIS) Analysis to Delimit a Protected Area for Old-Growth Red Pine Forest in Wolf Lake, Temagami, Ontario, Canada. Proceedings of the Joint Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) / East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (ELDAAG) 2013 Annual Meeting. October 25-26, 2013. Toledo, Ohio, USA

A.D. McKay and P.J. Kedron (2013) Non-state actor involvement in global production networks and conflict mineral trade between Africa and China: Transforming social and environmental geographies. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 9-13 April 2013, Los Angeles, California, USA

S. Wang and N. Ossher* (2013) Adjusting Population Projection Models Using Ancillary Data on Residential Development. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 9-13 April 2013, Los Angeles, California, USA

K.W. Forsythe, C.H. Marvin, C. Hare*, J. Aversa*, S.J. Swales, E.G. Eder and A. Gawedzki* (2013) Geovisualization of Arsenic in Lake Erie Sediments. Proceedings of the 25th Applied Geographic Information Processing (Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung) Symposium. July 3-5, 2013. Salzburg, Austria

S.J. Swales, C. Middleton* and K.W. Forsythe 2013. The Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis to Delimit a Protected Area for Old-growth Red Pine Forest in Wolf Lake, Temagami, Ontario, Canada. Proceedings of the GI_Forum Symposium. July 2-5, 2013. Salzburg, Austria.

A.P. Sani*, C. Rinner (2012) Cloud Computing for Participatory Geoweb Applications. Abstract and presentation (by A.S.) at URISA’s 2012 Caribbean GIS Conference, 12-16 November 2012, Montego Bay, Jamaica

L- J. Ferrato*,. and K.W. Forsythe (2012). Comparing Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imagery for Land Cover Classification of the Lower Don River, Toronto. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2012 Annual Meeting. October 12-13, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

J. Floroff* and K.W. Forsythe (2012). Creating a Wildfire Model from Remote Sensing of Boreal Forests in Northern Ontario. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2012 Annual Meeting. October 12-13, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

C. Krnic* and K.W. Forsythe (2012). Spatial Distribution of Contaminant Concentrations in the St. Marys River. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2012 Annual Meeting. October 12-13, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M. Wilson* and S.J. Swales (2012) Underground Thermal Energy Storage Site Selection in the Toronto Region. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2012 Annual Meeting. October 12-13, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

K.W. Forsythe, C. Hare*, C. Krnic*, A. Gawedzki*, and S.J. Swales (2012) Geospatial Analysis of Sediment Contamination in the Great Lakes Basin. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. September 28-30, 2012. Winkler, Manitoba, Canada

A.C.-D. Lee*, C. Rinner (2012) Visualizing Spatio-Temporal Data with Self-Organizing Maps: Socio-Economic Status of Toronto Neighbourhoods, 1996-2006. Abstract and presentation at Workshop on GeoVisual Analytics: Time to Focus on Time, at GIScience Conference, 18 September 2012, Columbus, Ohio, USA

J. Critchley*, C. Rinner (2012) Integrating Geotagged Tweets with PPGIS. Abstract and poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) 2012 conference, 28 May - 2 June 2012, Waterloo, Canada

B. Ceh, T. Hernandez, D. Boyko* (2012) Food Deserts: Hype, Myth, or Reality; A Case Study of Toronto, Canada. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 24-28 February 2012, New York, USA

S.J. Swales, M. Makar*, E. Dhoska*, K.W. Forsythe (2012) The Composition and Market Orientation of Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Toronto, Canada. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 24-28 February 2012, New York, USA

S. Wang, H. Chen* (2012) A Spatial Analysis of Discount Supermarkets in Toronto Metropolitan Area and the Implications for Potential Food Deserts. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 24-28 February 2012, New York, USA

I. Dragovic*, S.J. Swales (2011) Evaluating the Relevance of Business Improvement Area for Suburban Toronto. Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 21-22 October 2011, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

A. Gawedzki*, K. W. Forsythe (2011) Assessing Anthracene and Arsenic Contamination in Buffalo River Sediments. Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 21-22 October 2011, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

A. Kluke*, K.W. Forsythe (2011) Dieldrin Concentrations in Great Lakes Sediment: Spatial and Temporal Trends. Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 21-22 October 2011, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

G. McCartney*, K. W. Forsythe (2011) Investigating Forest Disturbance Using Landsat Data in the Nagagamisis Central Plateau, Ontario Canada.  Abstract and presentation at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 21-22 October 2011, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

T. Hernandez, B. Ceh, Y. Niwand*, D. Greco* (2011) Comparing the Impact of Wal-Mart Stores across Urban Settings in the Toronto Region. American Real Estate Society Conference, 13-16 April 2011, Seattle, USA

S. Wang, J. Valencia* (2011) Use of Dual Brands as a Corporate Strategy for Retail Internationalization: A Case Study of Best Buy in Canada. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 12-16 April 2011, Seattle, USA

S. Briggs*, A. Millward (2010) A Day of Extreme Heat and Humidity: Spatio-temporal Implications for Public Health. Abstract and presentation (by S.B.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

M. Hussain*, C. Rinner (2010) Toronto’s Urban Heat Island: Exploring the Relationship between Land Use and Surface Temperature. Abstract and presentation (by M.H.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

A. Komaromy*, A. Lindgren, C. Rinner (2010) Point pattern analysis for geographic references in the Toronto Star. Abstract and poster presentation (by A.K.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

Y. Niwand*, B. Ceh (2010) Spatial & Socio-Economic Impact of Wal-Mart on an Inner-City Location: Dufferin Mall. Abstract and poster presentation (by Y.N.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

J.M. Park*, B.Ceh (2010) Exploring the Geography of Television News Consumption in Canada. Abstract and poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

J. Tress, D. Yee*, C. Rinner, K. Wilson (2010) The Influence of Modifiable Neighbourhood Definitions on Local Clusters of Hospitalization Rates: An Exploratory Case Study for Mississauga, Ontario. Abstract and poster presentation (by C.R.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16 October 2010, Toronto, Canada

J. Aversa*, C. Daniel, T. Hernandez (2010) The Wal-Mart Era: The Super-Sizing of Canadian Retail. Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, 3 June 2010, Regina, Canada

M. Hussain*, C. Rinner (2010) Toronto’s Urban Heat Island – Exploring the Relationship Between Land Use and Surface Temperature. Poster presentation (by C.R.) at the Urban Heat Island Summit, 03 May 2010, Toronto, Canada

S.E. Briggs*, A.A. Millward (2010) Spatio-temporal distribution of Greater Toronto Area's urban heat island. Poster presentation (by S.B.) at the Urban Heat Island Summit, 03 May 2010, Toronto, Canada

A.A. Millward, K. Paudel*, S.E. Briggs* (2010) Ecological benefits of naturalization in a forested urban park. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, USA. April 14-18, 2010

S.E. Briggs*, A.A. Millward (2010) Temporal variability in the spatial distribution of Greater Toronto's urban heat island. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, USA. April 14-18, 2010

C.S. Greene*, A.A. Millward (2010) Urban reforestation client characterization: multinomial regression analysis of participation in a Toronto-based backyard tree planting program. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, USA. April 14-18, 2010

P.S. Rodriguez*, K.W. Forsythe (2009) Assessing the Geographic Distribution of Mercury and Lead in Buffalo River Sediments. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2009 Annual Meeting. October 16-17, 2009. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

J. Young*, C. Rinner, D. Patychuk, A. Koch (2009) Neighbourhood-Level Planning for Newcomer Health Services: The Role of Maps and Indicator Standardization. Abstract and poster presentation (by J.Y.) at the annual meeting of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAGONT), 16-17 October 2009, Mississauga, Canada

C. Rinner, I. Dragovic, J. Young*, D. Patychuk, Y. Shakya, A. Koch (2009) Community Health Mapping to Investigate Health Disparities between Neighbourhoods in Toronto. Abstract and poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, 24 June 2009, Toronto, Canada

B. Kelsey*, C. Rinner (2009) User Task Scenarios for Map-Based Decision Support in Community Health Planning. Abstract and poster presentation at the AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, 2-5 June 2009, Hannover, Germany

I. Chung*, A. Sani*, J. Young*, C. Rinner (2009) Participation on the Geoweb: Map-Based Discussion to Engage Residents in Local Climate Change Response and Adaptation. Abstract and poster presentation (by I.C., A.S., and J.Y.) at the GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, 27-29 May 2009, Vancouver, Canada

C. Daniel, J. Aversa*, T. Hernandez (2009) Emergent Retail Location Strategies in Canada. American Association of Geographers Meeting, 23-25 April 2009, Las Vegas, USA

J. Kumari*, C.Rinner (2008) Participatory GIS for Environmental Planning: A Case Study in the Kawarthas. Abstract and poster presentation at the GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, 28-30 May 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada

O. Yermakhanova*, C. Rinner (2008) The Effect of Spatial Association on Multiple Decision Criteria.Abstract and poster presentation at the GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, 28-30 May 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada

M.-C. Archambault*, K.W. Forsythe, J. Grant (2008) Analysing Sediment Property Trends for Three Coastal Bays in Nova Scotia using Kriging. Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Geographers 58th Annual Meeting. May 20-24, 2008. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

T.G. Adams, K.W. Forsythe, M.-C. Archambault* (2008) Geostatistical Analysis of Lake Ontario Sediment Contamination. Proceedings of the 43rd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research. February 11-12, 2008. Burlington, Ontario, Canada

M.-C. Archambault*, K.W. Forsythe, T.G. Adams (2008) Analyzing Lake Erie Sediment Contamination Trends. Proceedings of the 43rd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research. February 11-12, 2008. Burlington, Ontario, Canada

A.A. Millward, C. Squirrell* (2008) Landscape extent response of Adirondack forest to the 1998 Ice Storm. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-19, 2008

L. Wang, D. Roisman* (2008) An Investigation of Access to Physician Resources among Immigrant Populations in Toronto. Abstract and presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Boston, USA, 15-19 April 2008

C. Rinner, J. Cinnamon, A. Mangiardi*, T. Hernandez, S. Marshall, M. Cusimano, R. Glazier,M. Chipman (2007) Web Mapping of Injury and Its Socio-Demographic Determinants – Map Types and Their Potential Uses. Abstract and presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2007 Annual Conference and First Canadian Public Health Geomatics Conference, 16-19 September 2007, Ottawa, Canada

S. Andrulis*, C.Rinner (2007) Testing the Applicability of Argumentation Mapping to a Non-Geographically Referenced Planning Debate. Poster presentation at GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, 06-08 June 2007, Halifax, Canada

B. Kelsey*, C. Rinner (2007) Usability Analysis of Map-Centred Decision Support for Community Health. Poster presentation at GEOIDE Annual Scientific Conference, 06-08 June 2007, Halifax, Canada

A.A. Millward, C. Squirrell* (2007) Physical influences of landscape on forest regeneration following ice damage. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. April 17-21, 2007

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27 August 2019 - Orientation event for a new class of 22 MSA in Spatial Analysis candidates: Welcome to Toronto, Ryerson, and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies!

10 July 2019 - MSA thesis student Arsh Grewal presents his research with MSA faculty members Drs. Stephanie Melles and Claire Oswald on “Source, Transport and Fate of Cohesive Sediment in Aquatic Systems: Implications for Water Quality and Ecosystem Health” at the 27th IUGG General Assembly in Montreal.

30 May 2019 - Congratulations to MSA faculty member Dr. Claire Oswald, winner of Water’s Next academic leader award for her work on road salt and the impact on surface waters!

4 April 2019 - MSA student Selasi Dorkenoo presented in the Geospatial Health Research Poster Session at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the AAG. Her topic “Accessing informal and formal social supports among older immigrants in Canada: A mixed-methods approach” is part of a collaboration of MSA faculty member Dr. Lu Wang with researchers at Ryerson and three other Ontario universities.

1 February 2019 - Are you interested in impervious land-use feature classification? Check out the new paper by MSA graduate Ela Lichtblau and MSA faculty member Dr. Claire Oswald, “Classification of impervious land-use features using object-based image analysis and data fusion”, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971518303788

29 January 2019 - MSA faculty member Dr. Lu Wang, Gabby Lee, MSA ‘17, and Ian Williams, MSA ’09, and Head of Analytics & Innovation at the Toronto Police Service, co-authored a paper on “The Spatial and Social Patterning of Property and Violent Crime in Toronto Neighbourhoods: A Spatial-Quantitative Approach”, which is available at https://mdpi.com/2220-9964/8/1/51

14 November 2018 - GIS Day2018 event in collaboration with Ryerson University Library and Archives and Esri Canada includes a presentation on big data in retail analytics by MSA faculty member Dr. Tony Hernandez and Joe Aversa, MSA ’10 and PhD cand. at Wilfred Laurier University. The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will also participate in the City of Toronto’s GIS Day event on November 20th with a presentation of select MSA student work.

13 November 2018 - Thank you, Environics Analytics, for allowing 25 MSA students to present their cool cartography and geovisualization course projects at the 2018 EA User Conference!

11 October 2018 - Congratulations, MSA class of 2018 on today’s convocation ceremony!

11 June 2018 - MSA student Krystal Siebert presented her research on “Use of Wetland-to-Lake Hydrologic Connectivity Metrics to Better Understand Broad-Scale Patterns in Lake Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentrations” at 2018 meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union.

1 June 2018 - At the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA), MSA student Melanie MacDonald reported on her course project on mapping informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, using OpenStreetMap with an associated story map and some artwork too. Congrats, Melanie, on being selected for the CCA’s best student paper/presentation award at the conference!

17 May 2018 - Andy Charles, MSA '01, who served as Analyst and Retail Consultant at Scotiabank, and Sears Canada, and now is Senior Manager of Strategy, Analytics, and Insights at Loblaw Co, was profiled for Ryerson University’s 70/25-year anniversary. Andy was among the first eight Ryerson students to ever receive a graduate degree - see him cross the stage at Fall 2001 convocation at https://youtu.be/8N21ixucAbA

3 May 2018 - At the MSA Poster Day, 19 students presented their major research paper or thesis research plans. The photo at https://twitter.com/RyersonGeo/status/992109214150602752 shows faculty, staff, prospective MSA students, and industry representatives listening attentively to the student’s presentation across an extraordinary range of topics.

28 March 2018 - Sean Marshall, MSA ’05, spoke to an undergraduate Geographic Analysis class today about potential campus locations in Brampton. In addition to his day job as Geospatial Health Analyst, Sean blogs about urban transportation issues and is a contributing writer for Spacing Magazine and TVO.

14 March 2018 - Taking a daily dive into Data Lake… For International Women’s Day, Scotiabank’s Digital Factory profiled the work of Margaret Woo, MSA ’01, and Senior Manager, Applied Analytics at the bank.

2 March 2018 - Ryerson’s “Alumni of Grad Studies” series features a portrait of Amanda Maze, MSA '04, and Director of Spatial Strategy and Real Estate Insights at Walmart Canada. The Master of Spatial Analysis is one of Ryerson’s longest-running graduate degrees with extraordinary career opportunities in geography, GIS, retail, marketing, banking, and real estate.

10 February 2018 - New article by a group of MSA faculty and students: K. Wayne Forsythe et al., “Assessing fine particulate matter concentrations and trends in southern Ontario, Canada, 2003-2012.” Get your open access copy at https://www.aimspress.com/fileOther/PDF/environmental/environ-05-00035.pdf

2 February 2018 - Ryerson Today  article on “Why your geography degree will get you a job”, highlighting the transferable skills acquired in the MSA program: “From retail to crime analytics to public health, geography is in high demand”, citing the experience of MSA alumni Heather Hart and Joe Aversa.

23 November 2017 - Celebrating the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity's (CSCA) 25th anniversary with an evening event around Canadian retail, real estate, and consumer behaviour trends. The CSCA is a founding partner of the MSA program and has hosted numerous MSA student research projects.

13 November 2017 - GIS Day event in the MSA lab. Students presented their completed Geovisualization projects, ranging from interactive and animated maps to 3D prints and other physical models.

19 October 2017 - The annual MSA practicum host reception showcases experiential learning at its best. Quotes from placement hosts overheard at the reception: MSA students make “maps that really change the conversation” about city planning and are “fully involved in our work group”, not just given a project to go off with. In other organizations, MSA students use GIS to help estimate mortgage risk, and employ location intelligence in environmental conservation. In retail network planning, MSA students consult on store cannibalization. As information designers at a major consultancy, MSA students will contribute to turning analytics into actionable decisions. MSA placement students will also participate in addressing police accountability and cost using geospatial data analysis. There even was a bit of competition between hosts about which is the coolest placement in conservation!

12 October 2017 - Congratulations, Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) class of 2017 @RyersonU! Eggy, the mascot, likes #Geography #GIS and #WomenInAnalytics, see our tweet at https://twitter.com/RyersonGeo/status/918633759443910656.


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