The development of Pearson International Airport as a Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA) transit hub or “Union Station North” is inevitable. Regional suburban growth simply demands greater connectivity among suburban cities and easier access to downtown Toronto.
Geography Professor Emeritus Glen Norcliffe has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge to work on his next book on post-global geographies of industries.
Professor Jennifer Korosi's paper in Nature Communications: Study finds habitat flooding caused by climate change threatens vulnerable wood bison. Click here for details.
In Torontoist, Professor Patricia Wood writes about the "Reasons to Look Forward to York's New Subway". Photo by Tim Dickens - The Torontoist Flickr Pool
York's Department of Geography is hosting the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Click here for the conference website.
The Department of Geography Distinguished Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Rashad Shabazz on Black Music in Minneapolis: Prince and the Geography of the Minneapolis Sound. Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chamber – N940 Ross Music Poster (PDF)
Patricia Wood, in an article published in Torontoist, discusses "Why Public Transit Must be Fast, Cheap and Convenient". Featured image: Photo by Cameron Applegath from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.
A total of 20 York research projects, including one involving Professor Valerie Preston, will receive a total boost of $7million in federal funding from SSHRC. Details of Minister Kirsty Duncan's visit to York to make this announcement can be found here.
Congratulations to York Geography Professor Qiuming Cheng on his election to the position of President of the International Union of Geological Sciences for a 4 year term. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental scientific organizations in the world representing 121 nations and a million geoscientists. […]
York Geographer Dr. Jennifer Korosi is leader author on a study which has found that oilsands mines introduce contaminants into the environment.