Into the woods: why urban forests and green spaces matter and what you can do to help
Department of Geography & Programs in Environment
Welcome Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga, where we invite students to learn more, first hand, about the most relevant and interesting issues facing the globe today. The discipline of geography bridges the scientific and the cultural study of the earth. Our friendly and vibrant Department offers programs in human and physical geography and the environment, appealing to a wide range of students. This diversity offers students the opportunity to explore the connection between human activity and the environment through various methods and approaches. Our Department prides itself in being at the forefront of student experience at UTM. We offer a vast array of exciting opportunities at all program levels, including practical courses, Research Opportunity Programs, internships and field courses. Our Faculty are very successful and active researchers, maintaining research programs, laboratories and graduate students at UTM. They are also outstanding teachers, with several of our faculty being recognized with teaching awards from both inside and outside the university. The staff in the Department of Geography are an integral part of the student experience at UTM, supporting technical needs and offering helpful and friendly advice on academic matters. We think that the wonderful opportunities and support in our Department will make your degree in Geography or Environment not only a meaningful and valuable learning experience, but also exciting and fun.
I encourage you to drop by or contact the department for more information about our programs and courses.
Chair, Department of Geography
University of Toronto Mississauga
Congratulations to Alexus Maglalang, Vivian Yip and Heather Wilson for presenting the winning poster at Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario conference last week!
Associate Professor Ron Buliung evaluates the urban layout of Toronto, highlighting the many accessibility hurdles embedded in its infrastructure.
Urban geography professor Alan Walks published his book “The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics” that connects automobile dependency to rising indebtedness, political ine