[ES_JOBS_NET] Funded Graduate Student Opportunities in Geography at York University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Oct 4 13:00:19 MDT 2017


*From:* Graduate Faculty in Geography [mailto:GEOGRADFACULTY at YORKU.CA] *On
Behalf Of *Peter Vandergeest
*Sent:* Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:55 PM
*Subject:* Funded Graduate Student Opportunities in Geography at York

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*Funded Graduate Student Opportunities in Geography at York University*

The Geography Graduate Program at York University in Toronto is recruiting
up to 25 MA, MSc, and PhD students for 2018.  We are offering full funding
packages to all students, and excellent opportunities for research funding
through faculty research projects.  As one of Canada's top Geography
Graduate Programs, we aim to attract excellent graduate students who fit
our research-oriented graduate program.  Potential students can find more
information about our programs and funding on our website:
Future Students | Geography | Faculty of Graduate Studies ...
The geography department at York University is renowned for its
collegiality, productivity, and critical scholarship.

Our funding provides minimum guarantees with respect to annual income that
are designed to be equivalent to or better than those offered by other
Canadian universities.  Students with high academic merit are also eligible
for various scholarships.  More information is available on our website.

In addition, support for research and conference participation by graduate
students is available through faculty research projects, and other sources
including research centres (see http://research.info.yorku.ca/
organized-research-units/) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Faculty projects in the Geography Graduate Program that are currently
recruiting students on their research projects include:

*Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge
network * (2017-23). MA and PhD students; includes research assistant
positions.  Situated within the dynamic early 21st century context of
urbanization, this project will conduct research and engage in public
education and policy enrichment in seven strategically chosen cities
(Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown (Guyana), Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah, and
Shanghai) in lower middle-income countries to advance understanding of how
the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed,
focusing in particular on how this is reconstituting gender relations and
women’s right to the city.  Faculty Contact:  Linda Peake.

*Spaces of labour in moments of urban populism *(2015-2021).  This project
is recruiting both MA and PhD students.  Explores labour's response to and
role in shaping urban populism in four North American cities and involves
students as part of the research team. Faculty contact: Steve Tufts.

*Long-term perspectives on lake ecosystem change with thawing permafrost*
(2017-22).  Recruiting MSc and exceptional PhD students, fully funded
thesis research, motivated students with an interest in limnology and
Arctic environmental change are encouraged to apply.  Investigates how
lakes are changing in response to thawing permafrost in the Taiga Plains
and Mackenzie Delta Uplands regions (Northwest Territories), using lake
sediment cores as natural archives of long-term environmental change.
Faculty contact:  Jennifer Korosi.

*Intellectual Migration: The China-Canada-US Dynamics* (2017-22). Support
available for excellent MA or PhD students. Seeks to understand the
dynamics underlying global knowledge and human capital flows and the
significant role of Canada as a nexus in these flows by exploring who among
the highly educated China-born population are likely to migrate, why they
migrate, where they migrate to, and specifically, to what extent
country-specific migrant attraction, retention, and/or recruitment policies
affect their migration, and what policies Canada can pursue to enhance its
competitiveness in the global race for talent.  Faculty Contact:  Lucia Lo.

*Understanding the Experiences of Chinese International Students in Canada:
Pre- and Post-Migration Reflections (*2018-20).  Primarily MA students for
research in Toronto.  This research aims at understanding the various
factors and actors facilitating the recruitment of Chinese international
students to Canada, as well as documenting the different experiences of
such international students after they return to China. Faculty contact:
Jean Michel Montsion.

*Libre-échange, gouvernance et démocratie municipale. Étude comparée de
quatre villes canadiennes: Halifax, Montréal, Toronto et Vancouver (*2017-21).
Primarily MA students. This research program focuses on comparing the
impacts of free trade agreements on municipal democracy in four
city-regions in Canada, based on the perceived democratic deficit felt by
community actors in the design and implementation of these agreements.
Faculty Contact:  Jean Michel Montsion.

*Political geographies of activism and citizenship*: Recruiting mostly PhD
students. This project examines the gap between the stated principles of
liberal democracy and the reality of exclusion, injustice, exploitation and
oppression for individuals and communities whose bodies, practices or ways
of inhabiting the world bring them into conflict with their surrounding
communities and even the state. The project approaches politics from the
perspective of the marginalized, and has a particular interest on studying
questions of identity and belonging through creative and artistic
expressions. Faculty Contact:  Patricia Wood.

*Climate Change Diagnostics*. This unit within the Geography graduate
program is dedicated to identifying the patterns, trends and underlying
causes of changing climate and the associated extremes that will accompany
climate change. Specific research projects focus on developing predictive
models for forecasting changes in climate and providing the scientific
basis for adaptations that will be required to cope with climate change.
Special emphasis is placed on changes in Canada and its Subarctic and
Arctic regions. Faculty Contact, Richard Bello. Adjunct Professors Dr. Kaz
Higuchi, Amir Shabbar.

*The Impact of Volcanic Ash on the Hydrology of Arctic Landscapes,
Iceland.  * Interested in MSc and PhD students to conduct field research in
Iceland for 3-4 months at a time. Evaluates the impact of tephra (dust and
volcanic ash) on the hydrologic dynamics of diverse wetland landscapes in
Iceland, and the utility of smart sensors in monitoring water levels, soil
moisture across a wetland site in southeast Iceland. Faculty Contact: Kathy
Ecology and survival of an endangered species in Canada.  The last major
Canadian population of the native cactus *Opuntia cespitosa* is assessed to
determine health, ecology and positive interactions in its Point Pelee
community. Faculty Contact:  Taly Drezner. Financialization, Sustainability
Transitions, and the Bio-economy in Canada and Sweden (2018-21).  This
project focuses on the financing of bio-refineries in Canada and Sweden –
the fieldwork sites – as an attempt to understand potential techno-economic
barriers to the development of the bio-economy (which is an economy in
which plant materials are used as substitutes for fossil fuels). The aim is
to examine the implications of financialization to socio-technical and
sustainability transitions. It involves collaboration with Dr. Teis Hansen
(Lund University, Sweden).  Interested graduate students should
contact *Professor
*Kean Birch.

*Probing private refugee resettlement in Canada* (2017-21).  Will accept an
MA student.  The research examines the characteristics of place and
community create conditions for ongoing refugee settlement funded and
supported by private citizens in Ontario and British Columbia.  Faculty
Contact:  Jennifer Hyndman.

*Queering Canadian suburbs: LGBTQ2S place-making outside of central
cities *(2016-20).
Accepting MA and PhD students.  The research addresses key knowledge gaps
regarding the lives, service needs, and place-making practices of suburban
Canadian LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Two-Spirit)
populations in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.  Faculty contact:  Alison

*Neoliberal industrialization, the rural periphery, and uneven development
in India *(2016-20).  MA and PhD students. Examines how India's
neoliberal-capitalist industrialization causes new forms of class
inequality and new forms of geographically uneven development. Faculty
contact: Raju J Das.

*Subalterity, public education, and welfare cities: Comparing the
experience of displaced migrants in three cities [Havana, Toronto, Kolkata]*
(2015-20).  MA and PhD students, must have an interest in either Cuba or
India. Historically traces the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools
through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and
Kolkata.  Faculty contact:  Ranu Basu.

*Canada-Philippines Alternative Transnational Economies* (2015-2019). The
project explores the ways in which non-capitalist economic transactions and
practices link Canada and the Philippines through networks forged by
transnational migrants. MA and PhD students will benefit from a team of
collaborating researchers in Toronto, Vancouver and Manila, and fieldwork
opportunities in both countries.  Faculty contact:  Philip Kelly.

*Canadian Conservation in Global Context (CCGC): Intersections with Asia
and Africa *(2013-2019*.*  The project examines the politics of Canada's
changing conservation landscape and places it in global comparative context
with long term research sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. As
part of a separate project, the project is looking for students interested
in the links between conservation and security and/or militarization.
Interested students should contact Professor Elizabeth Lunstrum.

*New Directions in Environmental Governance: Remaking Public and Private
authority in Southeast Asian Resource Frontiers* (2013 – 2019) Explores the
effects of new environmental governance mechanisms in Southeast Asia
through fieldwork-based research in collaboration with scholars in five
countries.  Emerging focus is on labour in fisheries.  Faculty Contact:
Peter Vandergeest.
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