Graduate Student Research

Department of Geography

Graduate Student Research


Completed Theses and Major Research Papers

David Szymanski (2015) "The emerging militarization of Canadian Sport, Space, and Society" (major research paper) (Supervior: Phil Mackintosh; Second Reader: Mike Ripmeester)

Towfika Islam (2015) "Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production in the North-Western Region of Bangladesh"(major research paper) (Supervisor: Tony Shaw; Second Reader: Chris Fullerton)

Edna Abanga (2015) "Access to health care services in Ghana" (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz; Second Reader: Chris Fullerton)

Emmanuel Kyeremeh (2015) "Exploring the discourse of skill/s mismatch in Ghana" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs; Second Reader: David Butz)

Myda Khatcherian (2015) "Is green the new black? An analysis of sustainable consumer discourses in Elle Canada and Fashion Magazine" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester; Second Reader: Jeff Boggs)

Warren Jenkinson (2015) "Geographical applications for sound walks" (thesis) (Supervisor: David Butz; Supervisory Committee Members: Mike Ripmeester, Phil Mackintosh)

Tomasz Wierzba (2014) "Transforming Downtown St. Catharines into a 'Creative Cluster' (thesis) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester; Supervisory Committee Members: Ebru Ustundag, Chris Fullerton)

Micheal Boateng (2014)  "Rethinking fiscal decentralization policies in developing economies: the case of Ghana" (thesis) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs; Committee Members: Tony Shaw, Chris Fullerton)

Pushpa Hamal (2014) "Rural road construction in the Global South: how does process shape outcome?" (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz; Committee Members: Chris Fullerton, Nancy Cook)

Oscar Asiedu Kuffour (2014) "Disaster risk reduction in the human security perspective: the case of urban Ghana" (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz; Second Reader: Tony Shaw)

Lisa Arblaster (2013) "Impacts of climate change on agricultural drought and yield amounts in the Prairie Region, Canada" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Tony Shaw; Second Reader: Jeff Boggs)

Heather Whipple (2013) "Extraterestrial human geographies" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan; Second Reader: Catherine Jean Nash)

Kerrie Pickering (2013) "Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of the Wine Industry for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study of the Ontario Wine Industry" (thesis) (Supervisor: Tony Shaw; Committee Members: Ryan Plummer, Chris Fullerton)

Sara Epp (2013) "Competing and Conflicting Land Uses at the Rural-Urban Interface: Understanding the Impacts of Residential Developments on Agricultural Landscapes". (thesis) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton; Committee Members: Hugh Gayler, Daryl Dagesse)

Mert Coskan (2013) "Illegal Aliens and the Inconspicuous Geographies of US Immigration and Border Policing within 100 miles of the US-Canada Border". (thesis) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan; Committee Members: Phil Mackintosh, Ebru Ustundag)

Jess Barber (2012) "Technologies of the Sexual Encounter: Grindr and Urban Gay Places" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Catherine Nash; Second Reader: Ebru Ustundag)

Richard Lagani (2012) "Door Locks and Domestic Space: Unlocking Key Knowledge of the Home" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester; Second Reader: Phil Mackintosh)

Natalie Currie (2012) "The Art of Resisting Colonial Education." (thesis) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester; Committee Members: Ebru Ustunsag, Margot Francis)

Meithili Mitchell (2012) "Eclipsing Renewable Energy: Ignorance, Indifference, and Inaction" (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs; Second Reader: Tony Shaw)

Pius Siakwah (2011) "Defying the Resource Curse Thesis: A Test Case for the Emerging Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana." (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan; Second Reader: Tony Shaw)

Ian Wood (2011) "The Neoliberalisation of Street Vending Policy in Lima, Peru: The Contested Politics of Citizenship, Property and Public Space in the Production of a New Urban Marginality" (thesis) (Supervisor: Ebru Ustundag; Supervisory Committee Members: Felipe Ruan, David Butz)

Victoria Tasker (2011) "Application of Geomatics Technologies to Characterize Spatial Variability at Stratus Vineyards" (thesis) (Supervisor: Marilyne Jollineau; Supervisory Committee Members: Chris Fullerton, Andy Reynolds)

Kayla Rell (2011) "New Urbanism and Smart Growth Ideas: Critical Evaluation and Assessment of Niagara Region Residential Communities." (major research paper) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton; Second Reader: Ebru Ustundag)

Lisa Combe (2011) "Gendering the Economic Geography of Real Estate Investing in Niagara, Ontario." (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan; Second Reader: Jeff Boggs)

Raphael Atanga (2011) "Tourism and Sustainable Development in Ghana: A Case Study of the Paga Crocodile Ponds." (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz; Second Reader: Chris Fullerton)

Katie Hemsworth (2010) "Personal Soundtracks on Public Transit: Personal Listening Devices and the Socio-Spatial Negotiations of Students’ Bus Journeys." (thesis) (Supervisor: David Butz; Supervisory Committee Member: Mike Ripmeester)

Ayure-Inaga Mark Anthony Agana (2010) "Sustainability and the Management of Common-Pool Resources: The Case of Irrigation Farming in the Upper East Region of Ghana." (major research paper) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton; Second Reader: Ebru Ustundag)

Anokye Owusu Kwarteng (2010) "Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada: The Case of Visible Minority Immigrants’ Socioeconomic Outcomes." (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs; Second Reader: Kevin Gosine)

Kirby Calvert (2009) "Scales, Networking and Uncertainty: An Examination of Environmental Policy-making in Ontario." (thesis) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan; Second Reader: Hugh Gayler)


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