First Paper Award

The Department of Geography “First Paper Award” recognizes a major accomplishment in a graduate student’s research career, the publication of a sole or first-authored paper.  This award will be given to current students at the time they publish their first sole or first lead authored paper based on research completed as a graduate student at UTM in the Department of Geography. Students who previously published a first-authored paper prior to beginning their graduate work at UTM will still be eligible for the award. Students will receive recognition from the department and a $100 award. The award will also be publicized on the department’s website and social media.
Students or the faculty with whom they’ve worked should provide the Associate Chair- Research with the information for their first paper upon successful acceptance of that paper for publication. The goal of the award is to recognize the achievements of our graduate students in accomplishing this important milestone in their research careers.

Date Name Supervisor Title
September 14, 2020 Alicia Dauginis L. Brown Sea ice and snow phenology in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago from 1997 – 2018. Arctic Science
May 13, 2020 Gerard Otiniano T. Porter A late Miocene to late Pleistocene reconstruction of precipitation isotopes and climate from hydrated volcanic glass shards and biomarkers in central Alaska and Yukon. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
September 18, 2019 Beibei Zhang A. Walks Social Policies, Financial Markets, and the Multi-scalar Governance of Affordable Housing in Toronto
September 11, 2019 Mitchell Bonney Y. He Attributing drivers to spatio-temporal changes in tree density across a suburbanizing landscape since 1944
August 15, 2019 Spencer Elford M. Adams Exposure to ultrafine particulate air pollution in the school commute: Examining low-dose route optimization with terrain-enforced dosage modelling
April 2, 2019 Karl Chastko M. Adams Assessing the accuracy of long-term air pollution estimates produced with temporally adjusted short-term observations from unstructured sampling
March 6, 2019 Lea Ravensbergen R. Buliung Biking to Ride: Investigating the Challenges and Barriers of Integrating Cycling with Regional Rail Transit
March 6, 2019 Tim Ross R. Buliung A systematic review of disability’s treatment in the active school travel and children’s independent mobility literatures
February 5, 2019 Janina Kowalski T. Conway Branching out: The inclusion of urban food trees in Canadian urban forest management plans
January 16, 2019 Phuong Dao Y. He Maximizing the quantitative utility of airborne hyperspectral imagery for studying plant physiology: an optimal sensor exposure setting procedure and empirical line method for atmospheric correction