Jordan Aharoni

Jordan Aharoni
MA Student

Contact: jordan.aharoni@mail.utoronto.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Ron Buliung & Dr. Raktim Mitra
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ontario

ABOUT ME

Education

  • MA Student, Human Geography – University of Toronto
  • H.BSc Integrated Science, GIS – McMaster University

Research and Professional Interests

My undergraduate research primarily looked at the bikeshare system in Hamilton, which was still relatively new at the time. My interests were centered on spatial questions of supply, demand, and destination choice, mainly based on the reason that the Hamilton system utilizes a hybrid structure of docking stations as well as free-floating bikes.

My current graduate research focuses on post-secondary student travel in the GTA, specifically for non-routine and non-commuting trips. I am interested in how travel is influenced by the different urban morphologies surrounding campuses as well as the individual transportation networks and mode choice of students. I’m very interested in applying GIS and spatial analyses to problems of sustainable and active transportation. I hope to bring my experience and research into a professional environment where I can work to develop and improve sustainable transportation not only in the GTA but throughout Canada.

Why Geography at UTM?

I chose UTM for the excellent graduate geography community and because my supervisor is primarily located at UTM.

Honours and Awards

  • 2019-2020 SSHRC CGS-M Award
  • 2018-2019 University of Toronto Fellowship and Tuition Awards
  • 2017-2018 Dean’s Honour Roll – McMaster University
  • 2014 Tynowski Scholarship

Publications and Presentations

  • Aharoni, Jordan. October 20, 2018. “Geospatial Analysis of how Opportunities Influence User Destination Choice in the Hamilton Bike Share System.” CAG-ONT 2018 Presentation
  • Aharoni, J., Bowman, D. (2016), “Geological Phenomena on the Earth’s Surface” in: Eyles and Symons (eds) History of the Earth Vol VI. McMaster University pp. 66-71 [http://hdl.handle.net/11375/20732].