Finding a Supervisor


Graduate Opportunities in Environment, Development and Health

Godwin Arku Dr. 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.
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Jamie Baxter Dr. Jamie Baxter - On Sabbatical - July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
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 - On Sabbatical - July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
I specialize in international development, with a regional focus on Southern Africa. My current research addresses three main themes, each from a gender perspective: migration-development linkages, xenophobia, and urban food security. I am interested in supervising graduate students on topics related to these themes, preferably in Southern Africa or, for migration, in countries of immigrant destination. Examples of my current graduate students' thesis topics are “Refugee livelihoods in Cape Town” and “Gender, migration and remittances in Botswana”.
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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  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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Chantelle Richmond Dr. Chantelle Richmond - On Parental Leave - April 1, 2014-March 30, 2015;  On Sabbatical - July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016   
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  Environmental monitoring requires strategic and adaption if it is to provide useful, affordable data for environmental management. My research focuses on integrating contemporary hydrological monitoring technologies into appropriate spatial and temporal measurement schemes. A particular interest is in the use of inexpensive surrogate monitoring techniques that efficiently highlight particular sites and times of contamination. This work is undertaken in an urban-rural setting as well as on green rood installations.
Work is also continuing on the hydrology and geomorphology of maximal glacial conditions. Most of our understanding of glaciers is based on receding or residual ice masses that lack the dynamics of advanced glaciers. Equilibrium mass balance modeling indicates that water erosion is likely to far exceed ice erosion through much of the glacier regime. Glacier ice regulates the effect of water erosion through pressurization of basal water flow and variation in the base level of tributary valleys.

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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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