Our graduate students have excelled in many fields and continue to widen their expertise. Below are lists of our graduate students and their research topics:

PhD Program

PhD Students

NameResearch Topic
Aida Afrazeh
Sarah AllenUrban Water Security: Responding to an Urbanizing Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Pelin AsciMaking and Contesting Space in Istanbul: The Global City in Progress
Tewodros Asfaw
Rachael BakerGleaning Ground in the Motown: 'Right Sizing' a Shrinking City and the Tensions of Green Development
Olalekan BalogunLong-term Response of the Carbon Dynamics in the Hudson Bay Lowlands to Climate Change
Kenneth CardenasCapitalist Class Transformations and Urban Fictional Commodities in the 21st Century Philippines.
Anita Castelino
Kristen Coleman
Kathryn DennlerUncertain Future, Unsettled Present?: Emotional Geographies of Migrants with Liminal Status in Toronto, Canada
Daniel EvansFan Spectatorship and the Labour of English Football - Ownership as Community Building
Alexie Felipe
Leora GansworthCartographies of Entangled Value Systems: Eels as Teachers
Chaya Go
Julian Gutierrez CastanoForced Displacement and Racialization; The Colombian Experience
Devin HoltermanThe Intersections of Conservation and Extraction in Tanzania
Mantha Katsikana
Amardeep KaurSubaltern Cosmopolitanisms: Place-making and Translocal Spaces in Sikh Diaspora across Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto
Mallory MacDonnell
Carley MacKayFrom Caring to Killing: Understandings, Practices, and Relations of Humane Beef Production.
Marzena Marosz-WantuchThin Ice and Polynyas: Detection and Analysis of Their Spatio-Temporal Variability in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, 2002-2016
Wendy Medina De Loera
Rupinder MinhasWorkers' and Peasants' Politics in Contemporary India
Rita NketiahHere and There: Transnationalism among Second-generation Ghanaian-Canadian Youth
Chan Parekh
Jarren RichardsIndustrialization and Uneven Development in Odisha, India
Kimberly RobertsThe Working of Resource Frontiers in Myanmar
Erin RoseA (neo)liberal Mosaic: Multiculturalism Discourse in Canada 1960 to 2015
Rae RosenbergYoung, Queer, and on the Streets: Homeless LGBTQ2 Youth in Toronto’s Gay Village
Terence RudophNo Indemnity: Refugees and Resilient Supply Chains
Hiba Sha'ath
Colin SutherlandPyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Edward ThomasRemembering the Forgotten: In Search of Jamaican Farm Workers Post Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Program
Yoanda WeimaPeace, Development and Durable Solutions: The Experiences of Burundian Border-Crossers and Border com
Tsering Yangzom
Biftu Yousuf

MA Program

MA Students

NameResearch Topic
Jonathan De IuliisGendered Perceptions of Place: An Evaluation of York University's Keele Campus Through the Lens of Personal Safety.
Amy DruryGeographies of Syrian Settlement, Integration and Isolation in Southern Ontario
Denise GonzalezThe Case of making Room in Parkdale
Raphael Guibault
Hazel DizonThe occupy movement, rights and property, and housing take-overs in the Philippines
Caroline Hill
Jacob KotlerA view from the underground: Tracing the creative spaces and urban politics of the DIY music scene within Albany, New York.
Clarence Magpantay
Cindy MaharajSpaces of socioeconomic mobility? Educational trajectories and employment outcomes among the children of Caribbean caregivers in Toronto.
Bryan MarkWorth the wait and hype? Gentrification, anxiety, and the hipster geographies of boutique ice cream
Linda Marroquin-PonceMining resistance in El Salvador: communities building networks
Fabian Mayer
Thomas McCarthy
Guanglong PangStudying abroad: social mobility or social reproduction? Examining the strategies of Chinese international students in Toronto.
Andrew PaulSalween Peace Park: Promoting Indigenous Self-Determination and Community-Based Environmental Governance in Karen State, Burma
Tahmid RoufInfluence of Toronto's Bangla Town on the Employment and Educational Experiences of the Youth.
Mark Therien
Shoukia Van BeekBlackfoot, Buffalo, and the Border: Sentient Landscapes and Sovereignty
Kyle Wittmaier

MSc Program

MSc Students

NameResearch Topic
Aiesha Aggarwal
Devin AliCarbon Dynamics in Lichen Dominated Systems
Bradley Auger
Marissa ChaseQuantifying Precipitation Event Influences on Stream Geometry from UAV Imagery
Farahnaz Fazel RastgarAn Assessment of Global Climate Model Circulation Dynamics over the Hudson Bay Region
Aditi GuptaCreating Prairie Pollinator Corridor Using Geographic Information Systems in Norfolk County
Eric Hanson
Grace HoskinCladoceran Subfossils as Indicators of Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands of Southern Ontario (Canada)
Januja Jeyarajah
Ratiba MunirThermodynamic Impact of North Atlantic Oscillation(nao) on Hudson Bay Sea Ice Extent (Sie).
Elizabeth PereraHydrology and surface climatology of Icelandic small, drained, patchy wetlands.
Ajay Persaud
Bhaskar SahooCharacterization of aquifer-river interaction processes using hydrometric data
Katerina SofosRainfall Interception: Responses with Lichen Canopies along the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Churchill, Manitoba