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 Academic Consoler. 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 (on leave)

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

Professor Ron Buliung (on leave)

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

  • 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 (on leave)

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