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 AfrazehLinking Migration, Decolonial Approaches, and Spaces of Education.
Sarah AllenUrban Water Security: Responding to an Urbanizing Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Tewodros AsfawEthiopia: Exploring the impact of the Kifle Hager and the Killil spatial systems on people of mixed ethnolinguistic groups.
Olalekan BalogunLong-term Response of the Carbon Dynamics in the Hudson Bay Lowlands to Climate Change
Emile Baril
Linn Biorklund
Vivien Bediako
Kenneth CardenasCapitalist Class Transformations and Urban Fictional Commodities in the 21st Century Philippines.
Anita Castelino
Kristen ColemanInvestigating Variability in Lake Response to Permafrost Thaw in Southern NT
Daniel EvansFan Spectatorship and the Labour of English Football - Ownership as Community Building
Leora GansworthCartographies of Entangled Value Systems: Eels as Teachers
Chaya GoPolitical Ecology of Disaster Response in the Philippines.
Julian Gutierrez CastanoForced Displacement and Racialization; The Colombian Experience
Devin HoltermanThe Intersections of Conservation and Extraction in Tanzania
Mantha KatsikanaAffective geographies of social reproduction: The Case of Athens under austerity.
Amardeep KaurSubaltern Cosmopolitanisms: Place-making and Translocal Spaces in Sikh Diaspora across Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto
Maryam Lashkari
Amanda Little
Mallory MacDonnellThe State of Fisheries: Labour Complexities Associated with Technologies and Marine Ecologies.
Carley MacKayFrom Caring to Killing: Understandings, Practices, and Relations of Humane Beef Production.
Wendy Medina De LoeraRural Livelihoods in Contemporary South Sulawesi
Carli Melo
Rupinder MinhasWorkers' and Peasants' Politics in Contemporary India
Rita NketiahHere and There: Transnationalism among Second-generation Ghanaian-Canadian Youth
Myriam Ouellet
Chan ParekhThe Critical Geographies of Non-Normative Homes: Student Housing in Delhi and Mumbai, India.
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
Tahmid Rouf
Terence RudophNo Indemnity: Refugees and Resilient Supply Chains
Hiba Sha'athIn and Out of Sight: Migrants’ responses to bordering practices through strategies of in/visibility in Tunis.
Colin SutherlandPyrogeographies in context: Geographies of wildfire knowledge in Canada
Josh Watterton
Yoanda WeimaPeace, Development and Durable Solutions: The Experiences of Burundian Border-Crossers and Border com
Biftu YousufSilent Providers: The Role of Racialized Diasporas in Refugee Protection.

MA Program

MA Students

NameResearch Topic
Kasra Babashahiashtiani
Peter DukerRiver Reserves in Karen Communities of Northern Thailand: A Community Politics of Possibility.
Raphael Guibault
Rebecca GasmanA pan-Canadian comparison of provincial cyanobacteria bloom management policies, programs, and practices.
Caroline HillResidents' experience of policing in the Atkinson Housing Cooperative: Race, Space, and Class.
Clarence MagpantayThe call to the Filipino diaspora: Local development through transnational practices.
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
Fabian MayerRouted in place?: The decline of intercity bus service in Northern British Columbia.
Sarah Mehain
Thomas McCarthyThe Lakes of Wrath: Anticipatory Geographies for the Great Lakes Region.
Sean Oderkirk
Phil SarrazinGlobal Production Networks of Ice Hockey Athletes connecting Canada and China
Mark TherienFrom Haiti to Canada and the Migration that Binds.
Kyle WittmaierHow applicable is the Lake Simcoe watershed planning framework within other contexts in Ontario? A case study approach.

MSc Program

MSc Students

NameResearch Topic
Aiesha AggarwalBypassing Barriers: Surface-groundwater exchange between a wetland, sandur, and lava field in Southeastern Iceland.
Devin AliCarbon Dynamics in Lichen Dominated Systems
Bradley AugerA paleolimnological approach to assessing present-day lake ecosystem sensitivity to thawing permafrost.
Pham DoReconstruct paleoenvironmental change in Lake Scugog using diatoms and pollen as biological indicators.
Mandy HuynhTracking the dispersal and reproduction of the endangered Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus in Canada.
Grace HoskinCladoceran Subfossils as Indicators of Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands of Southern Ontario (Canada)
Januja JeyarajahAssessing Past Trends in Cladoceran Species Assemblages in Lake Scugog.
D´Moi KeenHydrogeomorphology of Lava Rise Pits, SE Iceland.
Ratiba MunirThermodynamic Impact of North Atlantic Oscillation(nao) on Hudson Bay Sea Ice Extent (Sie).
Ajay PersaudPaleo-ecotoxicology of Yellowknife (NWT) lakes impacted by historic gold mining activities.
Wesley WuUtilizing Overlapping Landsat Scene Classifications and Focal Context to Minimize Boreal Disturbance Mapping Uncertainty.