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Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

Ecological Economics, Commons Governance, and Climate Justice

The project aims to build a research network of 18 or more low and middle-income-country (LMIC) and Canadian emerging scholars (PhD researchers and post-doctoral fellows) working to address the injustices resulting from global climate change through participatory democratic governance. It will also introduce them to the ongoing Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) program (see e4a-net.org),

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Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A)

Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A)

Human beings have had such a powerful impact on planetary environmental systems since the Industrial Revolution that scientists say Earth has entered a new geologic age: the Anthropocene, the era of humanity and its effects on Earth. York and University of Vermont are collaborating on a six-year $2.5M SSHRC Partnership grant led by Peter Brown

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Next stop: Equity -- Routes to fairer transit access in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area

Next stop: Equity -- Routes to fairer transit access in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area

In the fast growing, complex and diverse Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), transit discussions rarely focus on improving access for the greatest number of people and addressing the complex needs of the public. As plans are made, money is spent, routes are plotted and far schedules are set, "transit equity" must enter the discussion.

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Smart grid solar-powered charging station

Smart grid solar-powered charging station

The project has developed and built a smart grid solar-powered charging station that can store solar electricity. The project generates practical data regarding current costs for building and operating standardized renewable energy charging stations for electric vehicles in Toronto. It is also yielding empirical data regarding actual emission reduction potential as well as technical and

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Ontario, Quebec: Electricity and Climate Change - Advancing the Dialogue

Ontario, Quebec: Electricity and Climate Change - Advancing the Dialogue

The project outlined actions to "advance the dialogue" on the topic of electricity sector collaboration between Ontario and Quebec by organizing and hosting two events (one in Toronto and one in Montreal), that incorporated perspectives from academia, industry and the non-profit sector, and held under the Chatham House rules to promote more open dialogue between

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L'sitkuk to Kejimkujik: Connecting a new generation of guides through photo voice and participatory video

L'sitkuk to Kejimkujik: Connecting a new generation of guides through photo voice and participatory video

CIHR Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research What are the values and practices that make up the Bear River First Nation's (BFRN) history and current relationship to the lands and waters of Kespukwitk? How and why might participatory arts-based research methods be useful in articulating and communicating these relationships? The research provided a case study

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Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

Mikinaakominis: Taking the Sexy Health Carnival across Turtle Island

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network has developed a unique peer-lead intervention called the "Sexy Health Carnival" (SHC) that takes a strengths-based approach to promoting Indigenous youth health at pow wows, MĂ©tis gatherings and Inuit festivals. Pilot tests demonstrated that it is capable of reaching youth who (based on their sexual and drug histories) may

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Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience

Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience

Storying Climate Change will create a public process of collaborative engagement focused on listening to, creating, and sharing stories about everyday experiences of climate change. Privileging Indigenous and environmental justice traditions in which stories are inextricable from environmental and social understanding, the project will include: 1. a workshop in which an interdisciplinary and multi-community group

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Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

Taking Space, Making Space: Digital Maps by Queers of Colour in Toronto

The PI has been awarded funding under the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Awards program. The five-year study explores collective experiences of belonging and displacement among queer and trans Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour (QTBIPOC) who live, work or play in Toronto. Using digital maps, the study sheds light on alternative forms of

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Legacies of Tangled Routes: Intercultural and Intergenerational Exchange of Women Transforming the Food System

Legacies of Tangled Routes: Intercultural and Intergenerational Exchange of Women Transforming the Food System

This outreach project is a result of the PI's two previous SSHRC funded projects that focused on women food chain workers from Mexico to Canada. The original research resulted in two books, an edited anthology on Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain (1990) and Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail (1st

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