Student Achievements

Since January 2015, the following students have successfully defended their theses and research papers.

Major Achievements

Who What
Syeda AbbasMAThe Role of University, Industry, and Government in Economic Development: A Preliminary Report on Some Proposed Ontario University Campuses
Marshia AkbarPhDDoes Workplace Matter? Identities and Experiences of Bangladeshi Immigrant Women Operating Businesses in Toronto
Olalekan BalogunMScMeasurement of Atmospheric Concentration of CO2 in the Hudson Bay Lowlands: An Application of a Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model (STILT)
Paul BockingPhDUnderstanding the Neoliberalization of Education through Spaces of Labour Autonomy.
Kevin BoiragiMAWhy Gher Cannot Serve as a Climate Change Adaptation Model: A Case Study on Shrimp-Rice Intercropping in Joymoni, Mongla, Bangladesh
Robert BridiPhDUnveiling the Nature of the Labour Process in Tobacco Farming: Migrant Agricultural Workers in South-Western Ontario
Julian Gutierrez CastanoMAInternalized Racism Among Mestizas: The Geographies of Racial Relations in the Public Spaces of Pereira, Colombia
Chris ChancoMADiaspora Solidarities: Refugees, human rights, and the Jewish labour committee of Canada, 1936-1967.
Narmeen HashimMAThe Paint Marks the Place: The Mural Art of Resistance in Oakland, California
Robert FiedlerPhDRethinking Toronto's Middle Landscape: Spaces of Planning, Contestation, and Negotiation
Michael FraschettiMAWhite Nepotism: Interrogating “Corporate Culture” in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area Labour Market
Ryan HackettPhDPetro-Power and Progressive Permutations: Conservation Offsets, Oil Sands, and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation
Francis MasséPhDSecuring Conservation: The Politics of Anti-Poaching and Conservation Law Enforcement in Mozambique
Renée McWhirterMAConservation, Consumption, and Livelihoods: Contradictions in conservation projects and audiences in Veitnam.
Amelia MerharMAMoving Home: The Art and Embodiment of Transience among Youth Emerging from Canada's Child Welfare System.
Alison MilanMScLand cover and river systems: Impacts of suburban residential development on channel stability and water supply, Oak Ridges Moraine, Southern Ontario
Harrison MoghaddamMScSpatial and Temporal Morphological Change in Canadian Boreal Forests
Jordan NicolaidesMAThird places as Alternative Spaces of Cultural Production and Consumption in the Neoliberal Creative City
Colin O'NeilMAProtecting the Peel: Environmental conservation in the age of First Nations self-government, An examination of conservation in Yukon’s Peel Watershed
Daniel PorteousMScAn Experiment Assessing the Potential for Compost-Amended Lawn Topsoil to Inhibit Storm Quickflow
Janine RosePhDImmigrant Identities and Geographies of Belonging: Jamaican Immigrant Organizations in Toronto
Harold ScheffelMScThe Hydrology of a Sandur-Wetland in a Volcanic Environment, Southeast Iceland.
Patrick ShumanMScThe Dominance of Cyanobacteria in Ponds of the Hudson Bay Lowlands and the Limiting Factors to their Growth
Matthew StevensMASocial Networks and Humanitarian Aid among Urban Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Lee WaddingtonMAIs Coal Still Our Life? Working-Class Men, Masculinities, and Memories of Deindustrialization in a South Yorkshire Coal Mining Borough, 1984-1994 
Kyle WagnerMAConservation in Focus: Capturing the Payments for Ecosystem Service (PES) Scheme through Ecotourism and Camera-Traps in Laos.
Victoria WatsonMAPerceptions of Water among the Inuit Community in Iqaluit, Nunavut: An Anti-Colonialist, Feminist Political Ecology.
Gayla WeeksMScClimate Change and the Fate of Dissolved Organic Carbon in the MacKenzie Delta, NWT.
Megan YoudelisPhDPost-Politicization of Participation in Neoliberal Conservation: Cases from Canada and Thailand.

Other Good News

Who What
Rachael BakerPhDMartin Cohnsteadt Award for Studies in Non-Violence- Awarded by York University Faculty of Graduate Studies
Rae RosenbergPhD2017 Ross Hunter Paterson Award
Francis MasséPhD2018 Paul Simpson Housley Award. Dissertation title: Securing Conservation: The Politics of Anti-Poaching and Conservation Law Enforcement in Mozambique
Amelia MerharMA2018 Paul Simpson Housley Award. Thesis title: Moving Home: The Art and Embodiment of Transience among Youth Emerging from Canada's Child Welfare System.
Rachael BakerPhDAmerican Association of Geographer Qualitative Methods Specialty Group Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research
Rae RosenbergPhDFirst-place in Student Paper Competition for the AAG 2017 Sexuality and Space Specialty Group
Kristen ColemanPhDNSERC PGS D 2017
Marissa Chase MScNSERC CGS M 2017
Terence RudolphPhDSSHRC Doctoral Fellowships 2017
Vladimir Diaz CuellarPhDSSHRC Doctoral Fellowships 2017
Daniel EvansPhDOGS 2017
Aditi GuptaMScOGS 2017
Bryan MarkMAOGS 2017
Rupinder MinhasPhDOGS 2017
Hiba Sha'athPhD OGS 2017
Colin SutherlandPhDOGS 2017
Francis MasséPhDPost-Doctoral Researcher position at the University of Sheffield on the BIOSEC project 2018-2020
Yolanda WeimaPhD2017-2018: Visiting graduate student position at the School of Geography at Oxford University.