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Our Alumni

Learn about what others have chosen to study and do through this innovative program.

Rae Rosenberg

Research interests: Trans and queer geographies, Transgender Studies, Urban Studies, Embodiment, Critical Race Theory

Paul Bocking

Paul Bocking recently earned his PhD in geography from York University and is a sessional lecturer in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University.

Elliot Siemiatycki

Elliot Siemiatycki is the Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives with RideShark, one of the leading enterprise commuter management platforms on the market.

NameClass OfCurrent Role
Chris Chanco2018History Department, McGill University
Kyle Wagner2017Head of Marketing at Focus Asia Group, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Matt Stevens2017Consultant for Jesuit Refugee Service in its refugee education program for university students JC-HEM
Nicole Maine2015Analyst for Danish Refugee Council, Amman, Jordan
Stefan Decosse2015Assistant Coach Colgate University's Women's hockey team
Alex Kent2014Contract environmental consultant focusing on policy analysis
Julia Mais2012Senior Program Coordinator, OCASI – The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Laura Miron2011Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister at Ontario Ministry of Labour
Thant Thuzar2011Peace and Dialogue Program Manager of Euro-Burma Office based, Yangon, Myanmar
Jennifer Payton2010Director, Sub-Region Planning & Integration at the South East Local Health Integration Network, Belleville, Ontario
Stephanie Sersli2009PhD candidate in Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Tyrone Burke2009Strategic Investment Officer for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Nel Coloma-Moya2009PhD program, Queen’s University
Sai Latt2008Research Advisor, Joint Peace Fund, Myanmar
Elliot Siemiatycki2008PhD program at UBC; Special Advisor, Ontario Investment Office, Automotive Manufacturing and Technology Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
Dory Kornfeld2007City Research Scientist at NYC Human Resources Administration, and freelance graphic designer
Esther Rootham2007PhD program at Oxford University; Social Researcher, Research and Evaluation Unit, Auckland City Council, New Zealand
Stéphanie Watt2006City Councillor, Montreal, and Editor
Junjia Ye2006PhD program, UBC; Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Guiyou Li2006Environmental Technician with Region of Waterloo, ON
Tom Lusis2005PhD program at Guelph; Talent Attraction Initiative with Economic Development, County of Wellington, Ontario
David Rossiter2001Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University
Jennifer Tilk1997Senior Consultative Sales Executive and Market Research Professional, Survey Sampling International
NameClass OfCurrent Role
Rae Rosenberg2019Lecturer, School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinberg
Laura Schoenberger2018Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Robert Bridi2017Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University,
Francis Masse2017Postdoctoral Fellow, Biodiversity and Security Project, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK
Paul Bocking2017Contract faculty member, York University
Peter Brogan2016Union organizer at National Union of Healthcare Workers, California
Susan Dupej2016Contract faculty member
Diego Sotomayor2016Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering in the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru
Hulya Arik2015Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Geography, University of Toronto
David Hugill2015Assistant Professor, Geography, Carleton University
Yikalo Araya2015Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
Vanessa Lamb2014Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Sara Jackson2014Lecturer, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Sudarshana Bardoloi2013Assistant Professor, Geography, Minnesota State University
Tyler McCreary2013Assistant Professor, Geography, Florida State University
Judith McCallum2013Executive Director, Life & Peace Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
Silvia D'Addario2012Project Coordinator, York Support Services Network, Strategic Asset Renewal Initiative, Housing Services Corporation
Nga Dao2012Assistant Professor, International Development Studies, and Business and Society, Department of Social Science, York University
Julie Young2012Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Critical Border Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge
Keith Barney 2011Lecturer, Resources, Environment, and Development Group, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Kevin DeJesus2011Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Anne-Marie Debbané2010Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, San Diego State University
David Rossiter2005Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University
Erbu Ustundag2005Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University
Madeleine Wong2003Associate Professor and Chair, Global Stdies, St. Lawrence University
Nadia Kelton2001Professor at Seneca College, Toronto
Mark Hostetler2006Continuing Adjunct Professor, Global Studies Department, Queens University
Allison Williams1997Professor, Geography, and Chair in Gender, Health, and Caregiver-Friendly Workplaces, McMaster University
Tom Waldichuk1995Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Michael Bardecki1981Full Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Ryerson University
Jean-Paul Addie2013Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University

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