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Geopolitical framings of subalterity in education

Geopolitical framings of subalterity in education

As an urban, social and political geographer Professor Ranu Basu’s research explores questions of power, space and activism focusing on the urban geographies of migration and displacement; critical geographies of education; and the politics of redistributive justice. Basu’s current SSHRC Insight project on ‘Subalterity, Education and Welfare Cities’ traces the geopolitical impacts of forced displacement

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Developing practical solutions to climate change

Developing practical solutions to climate change

As Director of the International Renewable Energy Academy (IREA), Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), and founding member of Project Climate Change/Climate Solutions Park, Professor Jose Etcheverry is focused on developing practical solutions to climate change through collaborative efforts with various partners and stakeholders. He is part of York University’s Board of Governors and the Senate Executive where he is working with colleagues towards achieving

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Kristina Delidjakova 

Kristina Delidjakova 

About Kristina Delidjakova  Kristina Delidjakova (she/her) is a Water Resources Coordinator at the City of Richmond Hill! In this role, Kristina is responsible for the initiation and coordination of capital plan projects for the rehabilitation of stormwater infrastructure and stream restoration, as well as the coordination of other special projects . We caught up with

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Mike Layton

Mike Layton

About Mike Layton  A former Toronto City Councillor, York alum, and long-time champion of sustainability, Layton brings two decades of professional experience – and a lifetime of lived experience in advancing positive changes that contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world. In this new role, Layton will lead York’s Office of Sustainability, building on

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Impact of landscape disturbances and climate change on lakes in the Canadian Arctic

Impact of landscape disturbances and climate change on lakes in the Canadian Arctic

Professor Josh Thienpont’s research and teaching are focused on the connection between physical and ecological processes. His research is primarily focused on the impacts of landscape disturbances and climate change on lakes in the western Canadian Arctic region. Ecosystem changes often occur prior to the onset of environmental monitoring, and so Thienpont uses lake sediments

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William (Bill) Charles Found

William (Bill) Charles Found

University Professor Emeritus Credentials 1989               FDhc (Honorary Doctorate), University of Umeå (Sweden) 1965‑1966     PhD, Geography; minor in Agricultural Economics, University of Florida 1962‑1964     MA, Geography; minor in Agricultural Economics, University of Florida 1958‑1962     Honours BA, Geography, McMaster University Research Keywords Caribbean landscapes, rural land use and planning, programme implementation, ecosystem resilience, computer-aided teaching. Contact Information

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Wheelchair users’ perspectives on transportation services hailed through Uber and Lyft applications

Wheelchair users’ perspectives on transportation services hailed through Uber and Lyft applications

by Mahtot Gebresselassie Numerous lawsuits have been filed against transportation network companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft for lack of disabled accessibility of the transportation service they facilitate, with some of the lawsuits focusing on wheelchair accessibility. The research question that drives this study is: What are the perceptions, experiences, and preferences of wheelchair users regarding

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Research supports women’s health and economic empowerment towards COVID-19 recovery

Research supports women’s health and economic empowerment towards COVID-19 recovery

The University of Ghana and York University have partnered in an IDRC Women RISE initiative supporting action-oriented and gender-transformative research on how women's health and their work intersect and interact in the context of preparedness, response and recovery from COVID-19. Women RISE is aligned with priority 3.5 of the United Nations Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery on

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Predicting riverbeds in Nigeria using machine learning algorithms and ‘eyes in the air’

Predicting riverbeds in Nigeria using machine learning algorithms and ‘eyes in the air’

by Adeyemi Olusola Very few studies have been successful in combining ‘eyes in the air’ (remote sensing) with river characteristics to predict riverbed types (Channel Unit Types) within a river channel. This study on River sensing: Inclusion of red band to predict reach-scale types using machine learning algorithms aims to understand the role of satellite

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Why farmers in northern Ghana go to bed hungry

Why farmers in northern Ghana go to bed hungry

by Balikisu Osman, Environmental Studies PhD Candidate Ghana is one of the few countries often praised for achieving impressive reductions in hunger. The 2022 Global Hunger Index report reveals Ghana’s hunger score has declined by more than 50 percent since the year 2000. At the Crans Montana Forum held in November 2022, where critical issues of global food security

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