Graduate Profiles

Gulliver, Tanya



  • Year Entered: 2009

    Student Info

    Comprehensive Areas

    • Effect of vulnerability on actions and behaviour issues in catastrophic disasters
    • Environmental justice and racism
    • Sociology of disasters


    David Etkin (DEMS), Harris Ali (Chair), Sarah Flicker

    Previous Education

  • BA in Sociology York University 1991
  • MES Community Development, Marginalization and Heat Response - York University 2009
  • Publications


    • Gulliver, T. 2009. The Toronto Book of Everything (co-written), Macintyre-Purcell.
    • Numerous magazine, newspaper and trade magazine articles

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience

    Academic Service

    • 1988-2001 Faculty Council, Glendon College. Student Representative (sat on numerous committees as well)
    • 1988-1989 Student Council, Glendon College


    • 2009 Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction – York University
    • 2003 Toronto Dollar Award for Social Justice
    • 1994 Heroes of the Community Award – Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
    • Ryerson University – Community Development an International Perspective – New Orleans (2009)
    • Guest lecturer in various courses at college and university level

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Why FES?

    I enjoyed my experience at FES working on my MES. I particularly like the self-directed component for determining learning goals and objectives. I am also drawn to the inter-disciplinary aspect as my research doesn’t fit into any specific box.