Graduate Opportunities in Urban Studies

Godwin Arku

Godwin Arku

Position: Associate Professor
Email: garku@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85343
Office: SSC 2427
biography

Research Interests
Housing and economic development; Urban development and policy analysis; Regional and local economic development policy and planning;  Third World development issues (esp. Africa)

Current Research
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.

Teaching Interests
People, Places and Landscapes; Urban Development; Urban Economic Development; Urban Geography of the Developing World


Jamie Baxter
- Associate Dean Graduate Affairs (Social Science)

Jamie Baxter

Position: Professor
Email: jamie.baxter@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81241
Office: SSC 1407
biography

Research Interests
Social construction of risk, community responses to technological hazards, renewable energy policy, noxious facility siting, and methodology

Current Research
I am interested to work with students on projects related to the risk perception and behaviours associated with of technological hazards – particularly in the areas of renewable energy (e.g., wind turbines, waste-to-energy, community energy planning). I currently have funded projects available for Honours thesis, MA and PhD students.  Please visit my personal webpage for details.

Teaching Interests
Environmental Hazards & Human Health; Qualitative Methods; Research Design, Environment, Economy and Society


Michael Buzzelli

Michael Buzzelli

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mbuzzel@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85329
Office: SSC 2429
biography

Research Interests
Higher education policy, research on teaching and learning, society-space relationships with a focus on housing, health and GIS

Current Research
I am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for further details.

Teaching Interests
Health Geography, Housing, The Geoweb & Geomedia


Jason Gilliland
- Director, Urban Development Program
- Cross Appointment with School of Health Studies and the Department of Paediatrics
- On Sabbatical Leave from July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018

Jason Gilliland

Position: Professor
Email: jgillila@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 81239
Office: SSC 2431
biography

Research Interests
Urban studies, health geography, children's environments, GIS

Current Research
I am interested in hearing from prospective graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD) who are interested in research related to one or more research projects coordinated in the Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) in research related to food studies, health geography and/or innovative applications of GISc/GPS. Please see my web site and contact me for details.

Teaching Interests
Land Use and Development Issues; Graduate Seminar in Urban Geography; Advanced Urban Social Geography


Milford Green

Milford Green

Position: Professor
No longer accepting graduate students
Email: mbgreen@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85025
Office: SSC 2415
biography

Research Interests
Foreign direct investment mergers


Jeff Hopkins
- Graduate Chair

Jeff Hopkins

Position: Associate Professor
Email: jhopkins@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85027
Office: SSC 2423
biography

Research Interests
Cultural geography, gender, public places

Current Research
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.

Teaching Interests
Social Geography; Urban Culture; Cultural Geography; Geography of Gender; Advanced Cultural Geography


Isaac Luginaah
- Canada Research Chair
- On Sabbatical Leave until December 31, 2017

Isaac Luginaah

Position: Professor
Email: iluginaa@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 86944
Office: SSC 1409
biography

Research Interests
Environment and health, air pollution, GIS and health, HIV/AIDS

Current Research
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.

Teaching Interests
Geography of Health and Health Care; Environment and Health; Advanced Studies in Environment, Development & Health


Jacek Malczewski

Jacek Malczewski

Position: Professor
Email: jmalczew@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85030
Office: SSC 2422
biography

Research Interests
Quantitative methods, multicriteria decision analysis, location theory and analysis, geographic information science, spatial decision support systems

Current Research
I am looking for students interested in pursuing research in the areas of land use planning and GIS.

Teaching Interests
Introduction to Spatial Analysis; Spatial Statistics; Decision-making with GIS; Thesis; Introduction to GIS (Graduate); Advanced Spatial Analysis (Graduate)


Jinfei Wang

Jinfei Wang

Position: Professor
Email: jfwang@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85017
Office: SSC 2402
biography

Research Interests
Remote sensing and GIS

Current Research
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.

Teaching Interests
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Remote Sensing; Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Graduate); Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis (Graduate)