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Auditor General Karen Hogan Appoints Jerry V. DeMarco (MES '94) Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Ottawa, 14 January 2021—The Auditor General of Canada, Karen Hogan, has appointed Jerry V. DeMarco (MES '04) to join her executive team as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD). Mr. DeMarco will officially step into his new role with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG)

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What happens when a community becomes a food desert overnight?

In December, North Kawartha Township's only grocery store burned down — so locals stepped up By Josh Sherman - Published on Jan 20, 2021 on tvo.org These days, Leeanne Vogt’s grocery-shopping routine begins with a phone call, sometimes days before she needs to go to the store. She calls non-profit Community

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Indian women became the faces of Victorian-era postcards, well over a century later Prof Andil Gosine reimagined the postcards in his photo series "Cane Portraiture."

Personal connections Well over a century later, visual artist Andil Gosine reimagined the postcards in his photo series "Cane Portraiture." Gosine lived in Trinidad until he was 14 and is a descendent of Indo-Trinidadian indentured workers. For the series, Gosine invited Caribbeans who had migrated to New York to pose

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New research on impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in seafood supply chain

Research on the impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in the seafood supply chain is the focus of a new article published in Maritime Studies last month. Peter Vandergeest, Philip F. Kelly, Peter Duker and Mallory MacDonnell (Geography) and their co-researchers in the University of Ottawa and the United States are members of Work at Sea, a Social

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In first person: EUC Alumna Jennifer Keesmaat on what kind of job Tory is doing, how the pandemic has changed Toronto and the secret to affordable housing

By Joanna PachnerSpecial to the Star In 2018, Toronto’s scrappy chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, ran for mayor on a platform of creating a more affordable, sustainable, livable city — one experienced at “the scale of a neighbourhood,” as she puts it. Last year, the pandemic largely confined us to that scale,

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'The Conversation' 2020 a Year in Review: Articles by EUC Experts

Looking for some interesting reads? Check out these 2020 articles by EUC experts featured on The Conversation. #1 Feb. 17, 2020 – Outbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities – S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil, Creighton Connolly #2 Nov. 18, 2020 - Why Doug Ford is

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York University appoints a new associate vice-president research

Vice-President Research & Innovation Amir Asif announces the appointment of Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Professor Jennifer Hyndman as associate vice-president research (AVP), effective Jan. 1, 2021. Hyndman is former director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University where she is resident scholar. Prior to the inauguration of EUC, Hyndman

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Disability organizations in general “don’t talk about race, and specifically racism and anti-Black racism,” says grad Sadora Asefaw

Disability organizations in general “don’t talk about race, and specifically racism and anti-Black racism,” says Sadora Asefaw, who studied the experiences of Black families raising children with developmental disabilities for a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, and is now working on an independent digital storytelling project about

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Webinar looks at how cities are best positioned to respond to pandemics, COVID-19

Multi-jurisdictional, multi-municipality and diverse cities, while especially vulnerable to emerging infectious disease, can play a significant role in the public health response to pandemics like COVID-19. An upcoming webinar, “Why Pandemics, Such as COVID-19, Require a Metropolitan Response,” hosted by York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) and

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Bitter harvest

The pandemic has created serious risks for the migrant workers who grow and pick our fruit and vegetables. In Ontario, farm workers were at least 10 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than the overall population, The Fifth Estate has found. Text by Mark Kelley, Karen Wirsig and Virginia Smart

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