Finding a Supervisor


Graduate Opportunities in Environment, Development and Health

Godwin Arku Dr. Godwin Arku - On Sabbatical - July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014
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.
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Jamie Baxter Dr. Jamie Baxter I am interested to work with students on projects related to the risk perception of technological hazards – particularly in the areas of renewable energy (e.g., wind turbines) and waste. I currently have SSHRC funding to support masters or PhD students interested in waste management issues including perceptions of waste-to-energy (e.g., incineration). In autumn 2013 I will be applying for funding for a project about communities living with existing and proposed wind turbines. I am also interested in supporting other ideas that align with my areas of research interest (see personal webpage).
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Michael Buzzelli Dr. Michael Buzzelli I am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for further details.
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Belinda Dodson Dr. Belinda Dodson I specialize in international development, with a regional focus on Southern Africa. I am also affiliated with Western's Centre for Migration and Ethnic Relations. My current research focuses on three themes: gender dimensions of cross-border migration, xenophobia in South Africa, and urban food security. I am interested in supervising graduate students on topics related to migration, gender, and food security, preferably in Southern Africa or, for migration, in countries of immigrant destination. Examples of my current graduate students' thesis topics are "Gender and remittances to Zimbabwe"
and "Gender and food security in Blantyre, Malawi".
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Jason Gilliland Dr. 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.
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Milford Green Dr. Milford Green - On Sabbatical - January 1, 2014-June 30, 2014
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.
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Carol Hunsberger Dr. Carol Hunsberger I would be happy to hear from potential MA students who are interested in the political ecology of energy and agriculture. Please visit my website and feel free to contact me directly for further details.
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Isaac Luginaah Dr. 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.
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Katrina Moser Dr. Katrina Moser My research is focused on using records of water quality and quantity preserved in lake sediments to determine past climate change and its impacts. I recently established the Lakes and Reservoirs Systems Research Facility at the University of Western Ontario, which is a state-of-the-art facility for paleolimnological research. Much of my research has focused on northern and alpine areas, but I am presently starting a new project in southern Ontario, which is focused on looking at the impacts of climate and landscape change on lake systems. I am looking for 1-2 graduate students to work on this project.
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Joy Parr Dr. Joy Parr My research focuses on the interfaces amongst environment, technology and health, both the environmental legacies of manufacturing, agricultural and power generation industries and the embodied adaptations people must make to live, work and play in landscapes which are different, differently dangerous, productive, pleasurable and passable. I am looking for MA students to work on research follow-up to the Walkerton Long Term Health Study, and social and cultural studies in the Health Geography of the Huron shore. I am also happy to work with more students interested in Geographies of the Sensuous, Labour Practices and Gender.
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Chantelle Richmond Dr. Chantelle Richmond I am always interested in hearing from students who would like to pursue graduate studies on social and environmental determinants of Aboriginal health in Canada. I may also be willing to supervise students with more general interests in the geographies of health, and/or the geographies of Aboriginal health. Please contact me directly for further details.
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Dan Shrubsole Dr. Dan Shrubsole I have a variety of interests related to water and land-related resources, and am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for further details and e-mail me if you want further information.
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Chris Smart Dr. Chris Smart Current work focuses on surface-groundwater interactions at the mesoscale. New projects are planned looking at hydrological restoration using enhanced groundwater recharge in Medway Creek, distributed monitoring for water quality and karst groundwater flow in south western Ontario.
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Tony Weis Dr. Tony Weis I am happy to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please consult my web page to get a sense of my research interests.
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