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Ecosystem productivity responses in the Bruce Peninsula over the past 20 years

Ecosystem productivity responses in the Bruce Peninsula over the past 20 years

by Lord-Emmanuel Achidago IntroductionThe Bruce Peninsula, renowned for its expansive forest and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve designation, faced a significant setback with a major wildfire in 1908. Since then, vegetation regrowth has led to the emergence of trees up to 114 years old. Concerns about the Peninsula's ability to sequester CO2 amid climate change highlight

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Exploring the intersection of public space planning and the neoliberal thrust of tourism development in the Caribbean

Exploring the intersection of public space planning and the neoliberal thrust of tourism development in the Caribbean

by Nastassia Pratt My major research paper, “Placemaking as a Public Space Planning Tool in New Providence, Bahamas,” critically explores the intersection of public space planning and the neoliberal thrust of tourism development in the Caribbean region. Small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean, like The Bahamas, have the added challenge of colonial histories

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Exploring pathways to decarbonization and sustainability in Canadian energy systems

Exploring pathways to decarbonization and sustainability in Canadian energy systems

Mark Winfield has a new co-edited book on Sustainable Energy Transitions in Canada (UBC Press, 2023), examining decarbonization and sustainability in Canadian energy systems. EUC work-study student Xinyu Mei interviews him on the importance of the book and of the need to pay attention to wider sustainability goals in the process of decarbonizing the Canadian

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Re-examining the relationship between the urban and its cultures

Re-examining the relationship between the urban and its cultures

Professor Alison L. Bain and Julie A. Podmore edited a new book titled "The Cultural Infrastructure of Cities"  (Agenda Publishing, 2023). EUC work-study student, Lorraine Wong, interviews them on their new edited book and its value to students and scholars of urban studies, as well as to policymakers planning and creating cultural infrastructures. Q: What motivated you to

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Making With Place: Community arts as critical pedagogies of place

Making With Place: Community arts as critical pedagogies of place

by Phyllis Novak and Charlotte Lombardo, with contributions from Making With Place artists and support from Sarah Flicker and Lisa Myers             Making With Place is a participatory arts initiative exploring the relationship between community, culture, place and public space from the perspective of diverse young artist-researchers. With the mentorship of adult artists, QT/BIPOC (Queer,

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Plantasmagoria: Botanical encounters in the (M)Anthropocene

Plantasmagoria: Botanical encounters in the (M)Anthropocene

In an interview for the podcast series “Networking with Plants in the Anthropocene” released on November 20, Cate Sandilands discussed her work in critical feminist plant studies with host Kate Brelje. Asked about the “critical feminist” emphasis of her work in relation to the rapidly expanding field of plant studies, she replied: I am of

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Deriving York’s greenhouse gas emission and Ecological Footprint

Deriving York’s greenhouse gas emission and Ecological Footprint

by Eric Miller, Apeksha, Sophie Angoh, and Elizabeth Holloway York University commissioned EUC’s Ecological Footprint Initiative to assess greenhouse gas emissions, and Ecological Footprint, attributable to York from May 1 2015-April 30 2020. This was a pre-pandemic baseline of fiscal years 2016 to 2020. Emissions were assessed according to a global reporting protocol identified in

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Post-consumer management of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries

Post-consumer management of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries

by Mark Winfield, Jonathan Myers and Sumeet Sooch The Canadian federal government, as well as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, has committed tens of billions of dollars to the development of electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facilities and supply chains over the past two years. Substantial support is also being provided by the federal government and some provinces

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Extended urbanization on the cerrado (savanna) of central-western Brazil

Extended urbanization on the cerrado (savanna) of central-western Brazil

This November, Dr. Patricia Silva Gomes, starts her 5-month visiting scholarship at York and EUC work-study student, Lorraine Wong, interviews her on her plans for engagement and research at the Faculty. Q. Why did you decide to pursue a visiting scholarship at York University? A. I chose the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at

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