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SDG 10: Reduced Inequality

Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sand and stone materials mining in the Jeneberang River in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Wendy Alejandra Medina de Loera My dissertation explores the extractive industry of river sand and stone materials[1] by drawing on empirical research in the Jeneberang river in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. In recent years real estate capital has been key to reinvigorate the global economy, especially in Asia. This has aroused the commercial interest in

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Inclusion and exclusion in global production networks: The case of Myanmar migrant seafood processing workers in Thailand

Inclusion and exclusion in global production networks: The case of Myanmar migrant seafood processing workers in Thailand

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global production networks (GPNs). Throughout the pandemic, GPNs have experienced disruptions as manufacturing facilities have closed and consumers have been placed under lockdown. The impacts of such disruption have led to the reduction in wages and unemployment of millions of factory workers across South and Southeast Asia,

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Civic diasporic organizations, cyberspace, and superdiverse locales: Bangladeshis in Toronto

Civic diasporic organizations, cyberspace, and superdiverse locales: Bangladeshis in Toronto

The pandemic has altered the way civic diasporic organizations operate, with a recent rush towards digitized collaborations, activities, and service delivery. These unique multiscalar organizations have been an important part of the lives of residents in large cities across North America in recent decades, particularly in superdiverse migrant receiving neighbourhoods, vis-a-vis physical locations e.g., community

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Amy Homer

Amy Homer

Why did you choose York University?  I chose York because I was interested in their Environmental Studies program. What project are you focusing on during your time in the Capstone course?  Project 73: How can educators approach indigenous perspectives in numeracy, literacy and the arts? How does your project align with the UN Sustainable Development

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Tharanya Thillairajan

Tharanya Thillairajan

Why did you choose York University?   I chose York University purely out of convenience. It is the closest post-secondary institution from my house and I wouldn’t have to worry about residing on campus or long commutes. A bonus though is the large number of students who also attend the school, there are plenty of opportunities

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Feminist research examines the spatialities of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives

Feminist research examines the spatialities of money, debt, and finance in women’s everyday lives

by Araby Smyth I am a feminist economic geographer working as Post-Doctoral Visitor at the City Institute at York University. My latest research is with the SSHRC funded GenUrb project (Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: A Transformative Knowledge Network). Briefly put, GenUrb seeks to produce new knowledge about urban place making that addresses the

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First Nation calls on auditor general to investigate Ontario's spending on Ring of Fire mineral development

First Nation calls on auditor general to investigate Ontario's spending on Ring of Fire mineral development

14 years after Ring of Fire was discovered, key questions unanswered on proposed access roads Logan Turner · CBC News · Posted: Oct 28, 2021 4:00 AM ET A spokesperson for Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, shown in a file photo, confirmed the office has received a request to investigate public spending on Ring of Fire development and road

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Maureen Owino awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Maureen Owino awarded prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Maureen Owino, environmental studies Maureen Owino Owino’s research, titled "When HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics Collide in Black Communities in Canada," confronts issues relating to pandemic responses that impact already vulnerable communities. Through institutional ethnography, the research will examine the cumulative impacts of existing and emerging social and public health policies on Black people’s health and

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Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Indigenous Climate Change Futures: Envisioning Well-Being with the Earth

Principal Investigator: Deborah McGregor/Co-Investigator: Lisa Myers. Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant. Term: 2021-2025. The project aims to define what it means to "live well" from a self-determined Indigenous perspective. Building on previous SSHRC-funded research, the project team will focus specifically on the Anishinaabek concept of mino-mnaamodzawin (well-being with all life) as aframework for envisioning Indigenous-derived climate

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Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Jurisdiction Back: Infrastructure beyond Extractivism

Co-Principal Investigators: Dayna Nadine Scott and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund. Term: 2021-2023. Resource conflicts and legal uncertainties have dominated the political landscape over the last decade; conflicts over extraction and its infrastructures have intensified, catalyzing a fierce Indigenous resurgence. As the research team conceived this project, hereditary leaders were

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