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.
A love letter to Light-Rail Transit by Dr. Patricia Wood. Featured image of a Dublin LRT train - photo by Madigan Wood.
Dr. Taly Drezner explores the connections between distant volcanic eruptions and a bumper crop of saguaro cacti - see story here.
Congratulations to Professor Valerie Preston on her selection as the 2016 recipient of the CAG Award for Service to the Profession of Geography. This award recognizes a member of the Canadian Association of Geographers for exceptional professional service that has significantly advanced the profession and practice of geography in Canada.
In this article co-authored with Michaela Hynie, Dr. Jennifer Hyndman writes about creating the right conditions for integrating refugees into their new communities.
Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916 by Professor William Jenkins is the recipient of the Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award. This is the fourth book award for this publication. Congratulations Professor Jenkins! Click here for details regarding this honour.
Professor Steven Tufts is quoted in this Toronto Star article regarding protests at Toronto's Pearson Airport over precarious employment of airport workers and the quest for better jobs.