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The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change brings together geographers, physical scientists, social scientists, humanities researchers and artists whose innovative research seeks to advance sustainability and social justice. Using field-based science, policy analysis, critical social theory, planning skills, geomatics, and cultural and arts-based approaches, our researchers drive action to address the world’s environmental and urban challenges.

Research Spotlights

Welcome to our latest research spotlights. Every month we feature research by faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students, highlighting the impact of their work to address challenges of sustainability and social justice.

Migrant worker segregation doesn’t work: COVID-19 lessons from Southeast Asia

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As Asian Canadian scholars, we must #StopAsianHate by fighting all forms of racism

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Geopolitical framings of subalterity in education

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Global player production networks: Canada's role in developing Chinese hockey teams

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“Studentification of West Chinatown”

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Grassroots women leaders practise community-based disaster management in the Philippines

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Research Spotlights

By the numbers

54 faculty researchers

76 research projects  in 2020

33 countries engaged in EUC research

$15M in research funding

375 graduate students trained annually

EUC Research Updates

EUC’s monthly research update features the latest research publications, reports, presentations and events through which our research reaches a broad audience.  To receive the monthly update, email your request to

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