Crossing Boundaries: Encounters with Urban Wildlife in the Greater Toronto Area

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: September 1, 2015
Theme: Resource Management

Crossing Boundaries: Encounters with Urban Wildlife in the Greater Toronto Area
Co-PIs: Leesa Fawcett and Justin Podur, PI: Susan Ruddick (University of Toronto)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)/University of Toronto (UofT)

The project aims to enhance scholarly understanding of cities as wild spaces and foster and strengthen interdisciplinary connections and expertise (of both faculty and students) on the subject; create and promote a network of academics and non-academics involved in enhancement of cities as places for wildlife; advance scholarly understanding of the interweave of human-nature relationships; and provide a comprehensive, empirically grounded micro and macro analysis of attitudes and practices of residents, and key intervening organizations towards wildlife across the region over the past 15 years.