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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.

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By the Numbers


Faculty researchers


Research projects  in 2020


Countries engaged in EUC research


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Research Spotlights

Encountering borders in a North African city: sub-Saharan migrants’ experiences of illegalization in Tunis

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Mesoscale wind and temperature changes over peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

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Lessons learned from facilitating critical audience engagement with the celling sex film

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EUC Research Update

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EUC Research Update

Welcome to the December 2021 edition of the EUC Research Update - bringing you highlights from research activities at York's Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.


Research Accolades

Maureen Owino, PhD Candidate in Environmental Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

The Vanier is the most prestigious doctoral award granted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Owino won the award for her research titled "When HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics Collide in Black Communities in Canada"


Professor Jennifer Hyndman, EUC Professor and Associate Vice-President, Office of the VP Research & Innovation, was selected as the recipient of the President’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) and elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2021.

The award is in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and leadership as an internationally recognized scholar of human displacement, humanitarian response, feminist geopolitics and refugee subjectivity.


EUC Research & the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

EUC Research for Sustainable Development

The UN SDGs provide a framework for urgent action in seventeen areas that are critical to ensure peace and prosperity for people and the planet. York University has embedded a commitment to the SDGs into its academic planning, and EUC it at the forefront of research on many of the SDGs.