Finding a Supervisor


Graduate Opportunities in Urban Studies

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 BaxterI 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, 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 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. For details, please see the Human Environments Analysis Lab website (www.theheal.ca) or contact me (jgillila@uwo.ca).
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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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Jeff Hopkins Dr. 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.
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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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Jacek Malczewski Dr. 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 analyzing location patterns of the public and private sector facilities (e.g., health care, education, retailing).
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Diana Mok 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.
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Jinfei Wang Dr. Jinfei Wang My 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.
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