Finding a Supervisor
Graduate Opportunities in Urban Studies
Godwin Arku My current research focus is on economic
development strategies of cities. In particular, I am interested in how
cities are competing within international markets, attracting
investment and labour to promote economic growth and enhancing the
economic and fiscal health of their communities. I welcome applications
from masters students interested in the topic of economic development
and specifically those are who are interested in examining Ontario
cities. I also welcome students who are interested in examining the
impacts of provincial policies on the economic development efforts of
cities. Finally I welcome masters students with their own research plan.
Jamie Baxter I am interested to work with 1 new masters
student and 1 new PhD student in the area of technological hazard risk
perception and environmental justice. We have an ongoing project on
environmental inequity/injustice in Canada that could use a student
willing to explore issues of procedural injustice and the lived
experience of felt environmental injustice. I am also interested to
develop a project concerned with trans-boundary disposal of waste
(e.g., "following Toronto's garbage") - to understand how it is
perceived in the communities that ultimately dispose of this waste.
Michael Buzzelli I am willing to discuss graduate
opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for
Belinda Dodson I specialize in international
development, with a regional focus on Southern Africa, and I am a
member of Western’s Centre
for Migration and Ethnic Relations. My current research
focuses on two themes: gender dimensions of cross-border migration, and
urban food security and HIV/AIDS. I am interested in supervising
graduate students on topics related to migration, gender, health, food
security, and urban environments, preferably in Southern Africa or, for
migration, in countries of immigrant destination. Examples of my
current graduate students' thesis topics are "The emigration of
Zimbabwean medical professionals" and "Gender and food security in
Jason Gilliland I am interested in hearing from
prospective graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD) or postdoctoral fellows
who are interested in research related to urban studies, health
geography, children's environments and urban history. Please see my web
site and contact me for details.
Milford Green I welcome inquires from potential MA and
PhD students who have an interest in economic geography, corporate
geography and the geography of transportation. Previously supervised
students have worked on: mergers, foreign direct investment, joint
ventures, venture capital, banking, tourism entrepreneurship,
interlocking directorates and port development. My philosophy of
supervision is an apprenticeship model where the student and I work
closely together on the research project. The approach is generally one
that involves substantial use of statistics and quantitative methods.
Jeff Hopkins My research interests as a cultural
geographer span issues of urban-social culture (public places),
politics of identities (new immigrants, genders, masculinities), and
symbolic landscapes of various media (advertising, film). I am willing
to discuss graduate research ideas and opportunities with both
prospective MA and PhD students.
Isaac Luginaah I am interested in supervising potential
students at the MA, MSc and PhD levels on topics relating to health
geography, environment and health and also in HIV/AIDS. Interested
students are encouraged to contact me to discuss potential projects and
options. Please see my web site for details.
Jacek Malczewski I am looking for students interested in
pursuing Masters or PhD level research in the area of GIS and spatial
analysis. Possible thesis research topics include: (1) Web-based
spatial decision support systems for land use-suitability analysis (GIS
and programming skills required); (2) GIS and spatial statistics for
crime analysis; (3) GIS and location-allocation methods for analysing
location patterns of the public and private sector facilities (e.g.,
health care, education, retailing).
|Dr. Diana Mok
I am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective graduate students who are interested in urban residential geography and real estate and urban economic geography. Please see my web site and contact me for details.
Dr. Jinfei Wang
research interests are in remote sensing. Current projects include: a) 2D and 3D
urban feature extraction from high resolution optical and LiDAR remote sensing
images and its applications in hazard studies; b) Development of object-based
classification algorithms for man-made and natural feature extraction; c)
Polarimetry SAR data analysis for land use and land cover mapping and feature
extraction; d) Hyperspectral data analysis for urban and wetland vegetation
change detection and applications; Remote sensing applications in urban,
mountainous and wetland areas.
Please contact the Graduate Administrator with any questions regarding the graduate program.
Phone: 519-661-2111, Ext. 85033;