Graduate student research

  • Connor Dingle (2017) “Mobile Technology and Reconstituting Place at the Matheson Learning Commons” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Catherine Nash)
  • Andrew McCartan (2017) “Glasgow’s Queer Battleground” (thesis) (Supervisor: Catherine Nash)
  • Alexandru Raileanu (2017) ‘”Wisdom and International Migration: A study of Romanian immigrants in Ontario” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan)
  • Maame Achiaa Agymang (2016) “Climate Change, Food Security and Vulnerability in Northern Ghana’s Upperwest Region” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Anthony Shaw)
  • Diana Owusaa (2016) “The Role of Transnational Funeral Celebrations in connecting Ghanaian (Akan) Women in Toronto to Ghana” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Michael Ripmeester)
  • Michael Ayerh K. Ayerteh (2016) “Social and Environmental Impact of Large Scale Mining in Ghana: A case study of the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly’ (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Cody Vinnai (2016) “Feasibility Assessment of Norfolk County for Hazelnut Production” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Anthony Shaw)
  • Razu Ahmed (2016) “Assessing landscape-scale changes in shrub proliferation in Old Crow Flats, Yukon using remote-sensing approaches” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Kevin Turner)
  • Denyelle Huelleman (2016) “Consuming Niagara’s Agricultural Landscapes: A Regional Assessment of the Constraints and Opportunities for Developing a Sustainable Agritourism Destination” (thesis) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton).
    • Winner of the 2017 Best MA Thesis, Graduate Research Writing Award for the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Paul Tayler (2016) “Student Commuting Patterns and their Effects on Readiness to Learn and Academic Achievement” (thesis) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton).
  • Rick Epp (2016) “Coming Out by Staying In: Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Niagara Region and How They Represent Themselves On-Line” (thesis) (Supervisors: Michael Ripmeester and Ebru Ustundag)
  • Paolo Russumanno (2015) “Art is the New Steel’: Marketing Creative Urbanism in Twenty-First Century Hamilton, Ontario” (thesis) (Supervisor: Phil Mackintosh).
  • David Szymanski (2015) “The emerging militarization of Canadian Sport, Space, and Society” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Phil Mackintosh)
  • Towfika Islam (2015) “Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production in the North-Western Region of Bangladesh”(major research paper) (Supervisor: Tony Shaw)
  • Edna Abanga (2015) “Access to health care services in Ghana” (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Emmanuel Kyeremeh (2015) “Exploring the discourse of skill/s mismatch in Ghana” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs)
  • 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)
  • Warren Jenkinson (2015) “Geographical applications for sound walks” (thesis) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Tomasz Wierzba (2014) “Transforming Downtown St. Catharines into a ‘Creative Cluster’ (thesis) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester)
  • Micheal Boateng (2014)  “Rethinking fiscal decentralization policies in developing economies: the case of Ghana” (thesis) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs)
  • Pushpa Hamal (2014) “Rural road construction in the Global South: how does process shape outcome?” (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Oscar Asiedu Kuffour (2014) “Disaster risk reduction in the human security perspective: the case of urban Ghana” (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Lisa Arblaster (2013) “Impacts of climate change on agricultural drought and yield amounts in the Prairie Region, Canada” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Tony Shaw)
  • Heather Whipple (2013) “Extraterestrial human geographies” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Jess Barber (2012) “Technologies of the Sexual Encounter: Grindr and Urban Gay Places” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Catherine Nash)
  • Richard Lagani (2012) “Door Locks and Domestic Space: Unlocking Key Knowledge of the Home” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester)
  • Natalie Currie (2012) “The Art of Resisting Colonial Education.” (thesis) (Supervisor: Mike Ripmeester)
  • Meithili Mitchell (2012) “Eclipsing Renewable Energy: Ignorance, Indifference, and Inaction” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Victoria Tasker (2011) “Application of Geomatics Technologies to Characterize Spatial Variability at Stratus Vineyards” (thesis) (Supervisor: Marilyne Jollineau)
  • Kayla Rell (2011) “New Urbanism and Smart Growth Ideas: Critical Evaluation and Assessment of Niagara Region Residential Communities.” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Chris Fullerton)
  • Lisa Combe (2011) “Gendering the Economic Geography of Real Estate Investing in Niagara, Ontario.” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan)
  • Raphael Atanga (2011) “Tourism and Sustainable Development in Ghana: A Case Study of the Paga Crocodile Ponds.” (major research paper) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • Katie Hemsworth (2010) “Personal Soundtracks on Public Transit: Personal Listening Devices and the Socio-Spatial Negotiations of Students’ Bus Journeys.” (thesis) (Supervisor: David Butz)
  • 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)
  • Anokye Owusu Kwarteng (2010) “Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada: The Case of Visible Minority Immigrants’ Socioeconomic Outcomes.” (major research paper) (Supervisor: Jeff Boggs)
  • Kirby Calvert (2009) “Scales, Networking and Uncertainty: An Examination of Environmental Policy-making in Ontario.” (thesis) (Supervisor: Dragos Simandan)