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Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos was featured as one of York University's Community of Changemakers. Here is his story! About Tamo Campos Tamo Campos is a filmmaker, impact practitioner, community organizer and extreme sports athlete. His films include The Klabona Keepers (2022), Ru-Tsu (2020), The Radicals (2018), A Last Stand For Lelu (2016), Northern Grease (2013) & over

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Edward Parker

Edward Parker

About Edward Parker Edward Parker (he/him) is a Meteorological Technician for Environmental and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). As a federal employee, he travels the country installing weather stations both on land and at sea with the help of the Canadian Coast Guard. These weather stations, installed and maintained by Parker and his team, provide the

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John H Warkentin

John H Warkentin

Professor Emeritus Senior Scholar Research Interests My interests lie in how the writing and study of geography developed in what today is Canada. This has taken me from exploration literature to the scientific exploration of Canada, the mapping of Canada, settlement studies, early teaching of geography in Canadian universities, and regional writing on Canada whether

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Alison Milan

Alison Milan

About Alison Milan Alison Milan (she/her) is a Policy Analyst for the Impact Assessment Division (IAD) for Natural Resources Canada, having worked there since graduating from York University in 2018 with her MSc, Geography. In her role, Alison is also a coordinator of Indigenous engagement for cumulative effects research conducted across the various Natural Resources

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Passing: Professor Emeritus J. David Wood

Passing: Professor Emeritus J. David Wood

The Geography and EUC community at York was saddened to learn of the death of our colleague David Wood on October 15th 2022. We are grateful to Glen Norcliffe for this account of David’s life and contributions. An obituary published in the Toronto Star is also available online. Beginnings matter: often they matter a lot. 

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Testing a rapid laboratory method for tracking permafrost thaw slump activity

Testing a rapid laboratory method for tracking permafrost thaw slump activity

by Claire O'Hagan Permafrost is permanently frozen ground, and is critical to the ecosystem health and function in northern landscapes. It is important for maintaining the stability of the soil, as well as the welfare of the organisms that inhabit northern areas. Permafrost thaw, ongoing as a result of anthropogenic climate change, has increased the

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Lenore Newman

Lenore Newman

About Lenore Newman  Lenore Newman is the director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley where she holds a research chair in food and agriculture innovation. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Land Use and Environmental Change, and is an emeritus member of the Royal Society

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HONOREBEL

HONOREBEL

ZigZag Gallery, opening September 8, 2022 An exhibition in celebration of Honor Ford-Smith on her retirement, featuring visual art by her former students Anique Jordan, Charmaine Lurch, Mosa McNeilly, Nastassia Pratt, Shuxia Tai and Camille Turner. Retiring EUC Professor Dr. Honor Ford-Smith has worked at the crossroads of performance, politics and Caribbean culture for decades.

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David Erskine

David Erskine

David Erskine died August 30, 2022, in Toronto. He was born in London, England in 1929, and spent his childhood years in a rural setting in a corner of England’s Lake District, where his family kept a garden, chickens, and goats. When David was seven, the Erskine family moved to Canada, settling on the outskirts

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Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

by Murat Ucoglu and Ute Lehrer During his provincial election victory speech on June 2, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he aimed to build more housing to make the housing market more “attainable” for everyone. Although most people probably didn’t pay close attention to the specific choice of words Ford used during his speech, it’s alarming

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