Archives: Alumni Profiles

Jeff Kenny

What is it about planning that you love? The  permanence  of the work as it relates to community building is what I enjoy most about planning.  We spend years developing plans and ferrying them through incremental development approval processes which is at the best of times, tedious and frustrating.  We spend years involved in construction […]

James Marzotto

In his grade 12 World Issues class, James Marzotto was inspired by his teacher to not only discuss global problems but to, take action. As a result, he decided to research post-secondary opportunities that would provide him with just that.   During his search, Marzotto stumbled across the Bachelor in Environmental Studies program [at York] and […]

Azam Khatam

Azam is a Research Affiliate at the City Institute and an Instructor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University. She worked as a professional urban planner for fifteen years before she started her doctoral program. She received her PhD in June 2016 studying the convergence of developmentalism, worlding practices, and neoliberalism […]

Edith Steiner

Since completing her doctorate, Edie Steiner has presented her research and media at conferences including How Class Works at the Centre for Study of Working Class Life, SUNY Stony Brook, 2016, and at Rust/Recovery: Works of Resistance, the 2017 conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), Wayne State University, Detroit. […]

Roxana Salehi

Dr. Roxana Salehi is passionate about helping organizations use research and evaluation evidence to make better decisions. As a global health research scientist, she and her team at Centre for Global Child Health at Hospital for Sick Children aim to train 1500 nurses and health workers in Ghana by 2020, all part of an ambitious […]

Adrian Ivakhiv

Adrian Ivakhiv is the Steven Rubenstein Professor for Environment and Natural Resources, and a Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School. His research is focused at the intersections of ecology, culture, media, religion, and philosophy. His books include Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (Indiana […]

Sophia Sestito

Before Sophia Sestito (BES, 2007), construction services company EllisDon did not have a go-to person to consult with for environmental management – fast-forward five years since Sophia joined the organization and an environmental department may very well be the next step. With multiple projects on-the-go – some days as many as 45 – Sestito’s days […]

Pablo Bose

Pablo taught during my last year of my PhD at Trent in International Development Studies and began a two-year SSHRC post-doc at the University of Vermont (UVM). In 2008, he started a tenure-track position at UVM and was granted tenure in 2015. He co-published a book with Peter Penz and Jay Drydyk on development and […]

Jocelyn Thorpe

Jocelyn Thorpe is an associate professor in women's and gender studies and history at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Her research draws from critical race, feminist, and environmental studies scholarship to examine the history and legacies of, as well as challenges to, colonialism in the Canadian context. She seeks to understand how past discourses […]

Bipasha Baruah

Bipasha Baruah is the Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues and a tenured full professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Baruah conducts interdisciplinary research on gender, development and globalization; women and work; and social, political and economic inequality. Her research on women and […]