The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change is a community of people engaged in making a positive, just and sustainable change in our world. Our Dean's Highlights will recognize and celebrate the monthly achievements of our community members. Share in our recognition for our outstanding scholars, inspiring students, successful alumni, dynamic staff and supportive friends.
Celebrating Black History Month: Alumni Profile on Tina Garnett
President & Principal Consultant, Providence International EDI Consulting
Most recently, Tina’s work resulted in being recognized twice in 2020 as the 2020 Woman Who Rocks Community Activism Award and 2020 John C. Holland Black Business Achievement Award. Read Tina's full profile
Professor Tarmo Remmel has been busy developing new content for his Winter courses and for the YU Experience Hub. Check out his recent video celebrating experiential education at York U. In addition, he has been nominated for a President’s Teaching Award and recently published an article “A Spatial Database of Ontario Fire and Harvesting Disturbances” in Ontario Professional Foresters Newsletter.
The Youth Climate Report, a documentary film project led by Mark Terry – explorer, award-winning filmmaker and contract faculty member and course director at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change – has earned an Honourable Mention from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2020 Action Awards. Read Yfile here. In addition, Terry was the featured cover story in the latest edition of EDEN Magazine.
Kudos to Jenny Korosi for her recent NSERC Alliance Grant as co-applicant on “Discontinuous Permafrost Partnership". The grant is led by Laurier University and is a collaboration between researchers at Laurier U, York U, University of Waterloo, and University of Alberta, partners from the Government of the Northwest Territories, and First Nations in the Dehcho (Northwest Territories).
MITACS Success! Congratulations to our faculty members and students on their recent MITACS research training awards:
- Aedan Alderson with Liette Gilbert - Advancing archival contributions of transnational research in Canada and Ireland.
- Chan Arun Pina with Alison Bain - Critical Geographies of Non-Normative Homes: Student Housing in Delhi and Mumbai, India.
- Corals Zheng with Luisa Sotomayor - Studentification of West Chinatown: A New Phase of Gentrification
EUC hosted a special Awards night celebrating Geography graduates and Award recipients. Watch the full event on YouTube now.
Kudos to Corals Zheng, MES-Planning student, and Marie Sophia Angoh, MES Student, who were selected to participate in the first cohort of the Women4Climate Toronto (W4CTO) Mentorship Programme. The program, created in partnership with C40 Cities, will contribute to the development of the next generation of female climate leaders in Toronto.
Jennifer Hyndman was a featured panelist for an event marking the International Day of Peace and celebrating 75 years of the United Nations.The panel Reframing the Migration Debate: Community Based Sponsorship and Safe Pathways? ran Oct. 13 and was hosted by Justice and Peace, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands.
In the fourth-year seminar Critical Geographies of Education (EU/GEOG 4700) Ranu Basu welcomed the Consul General of Cuba - Tania Lopez Larroque and two other guest speakers (Professor Julio Fonseca and former TDSB Trustee Elizabeth Hill) to join us in a workshop on Anti-Imperial and Anti-Colonial Education: Exploring the Literacy Campaign in Cuba. Basu, also, participated in two co-organized sessions organized by the AAG and AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition: Participatory Forum on New Requirements for Ethical Geographic Science in Rapid Research and Ethics and Human Rights While Working in the Fast-paced Geospatial Research Environment of COVID-19
Cate Sandilands published two short essays related to the "Plantasmagoria" project were published in European art-books: “Q is for Quench,” in Grace Gloria Denis, In, From, and With: Exploring Collaborative Survival (Berlin: Circadian) and “Timber. Douglas-fir. Art. / Bois. Sapin de Douglas. Art.,” in Laura Drouet and Olivier Lacrouts, Plant Fever: Towards a Phyto-Centric Design (Brussels, studio d-o-t-s / CID au Grand-Hornu).
Martha Stiegman and colleague, Dr Sherry Pictou (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Management, Dalhousie University) were interviewed by Dr. Peter André (Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University) for his EcoPolitics Podcast. In the episode, "Treaty Relations and Environmental Politics in Canada", we discuss two documentary films we made together ('In Defense of Our Treaties" (2008) and "We Story the Land" (2016). Both films explore treaty relations in Mi’kma’ki.