JEG417Y5 Honours Thesis

Course Description


Course Description

This course is designed to give students experience in the design and execution of an independent senior thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

In order to register in the course, students must obtain approval from a supervisor, complete an application form and submit the form to the Department of Geography. Please refer to the Department of Geography website for details. This course may fulfill field day components. Please consult with your supervisor. 

Credits: Social Science, Science, Experiential Learning

Exclusion: none

Prerequisite: 14.0 credits

2021-22 Faculty Supervisors and Topic Areas

Professor Matthew Adams

  • Air Pollution
  • Urban Pollution — Water, Air and Soil
  • Exposure Science
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Web Cartography

Professor Laurel Besco

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Sustainability Management

Professor Laura Brown

  • Lake Ice and Climate Interactions
  • Climate Variability
  • Remote Sensing of Snow and Ice

Professor Ron Buliung

Professor Tenley Conway

  • Urban Environmental Policy
  • Green Infrastructure and Residents
  • Urban Forest Govenence

Professor Tim Duval

  • Urban Riparian zone soil dynamics
  • Urban stream-riparian zone hydrological interactions

Professor Yuhong He

  • Forest and grassland mapping, endangered and invasive species detection, change detection

Professor Vincent Kuuire

  • Health Care Access
  • Environment and Health
  • Migration and Transnationalism

Professor Nicole Laliberte (on leave)

  • Social/Cultural Geographies
  • Feminist Geographies
  • Geopolitical Analysis
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Social Justice/Human Rights
  • Participatory/Community-based Research

Professor Igor Lehnherr

  • Mercury Pollution
  • Water Quality
  • Carbon Cycling
  • Impacts of forest fires on mercury inputs to lakes

Professor Joseph Leydon

  • Geography of Retail and Marketing
  • Population Geography
  • Geographic Literacy
  • Geo-Political Analysis
  • Geographic Education

Professor Andrea Olive

  • Endangered Species
  • Prairie Grassland
  • US Environmental Policy
  • Canada Species at Risk Act
  • Hydraulic Fracturing

Professor Trevor Porter

  • Tree-rings and climate in the northern boreal forest

Professor Harvey Shear

Professor Alan Walks

  • Urban Geography
  • Immigration and Housing
  • Gentrification
  • Social Housing Redevelopment
  • Housing Finance
  • Gated Communities

Professor Jue Wang

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Environmental Exposure Studies
  • Health Geography
  • Geoprivacy and Spatial Confidentialit

Professor Kathi Wilson

  • Immigration, Settlement and Integration
  • Immigration and Health; Chronic Inflammatory Conditions among South Asian Populations in the GTA
  • Indigenous Health
  • Access to Health and Social Services
  • Factors Affecting Undergraduate Students' decision-making when choosing a program major