Meet our Master of Arts in Geography alumni, who have gone onto fulfilling careers and further education across the globe.
“The Geography Department at Brock provides me with an intellectually supportive and inclusive environment where I feel I can achieve my personal, academic and career goals.”
— Tomasz Wierzba (Brock MA in Geography ’15), Planner, City of Barrie
Where are they now? Featured alumni
Dr. Ayure-Inaga Mark Anthony Agana (2010). Mark is a Responsible Pest Management Innovation Assistant at The Sustainability Consortium.
Dr. Raphael Atanga (2011) Raphael is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Business and Economics, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr. Kirby Calvert (2009) Kirby is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Ontario Ministry of Energy.
Lisa Combe (2011) Lisa is the recipient of Brock’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Lisa is now a successful real-estate entrepreneur in the Niagara Region.
Dr. Natalie Currie-Patterson (2012) Natalie is an Educational Developer at the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University.
Kayla DeLeye (2011) Kayla is a Senior Planner at the County of Brant.
Dr. Victoria Fast (2011) Victoria is an Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Calgary.
Pushpa Hamal (2014) Pushpa is a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Dr. Katie Hemsworth (2010) Katie is a settler scholar and current postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Understanding Semi-Peripheries (CUSP) at Nipissing University.
Senanu Kutor (2019) Senanu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Western Ontario
Benjamin Kwao (2017) Benjamin is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Richard Lagani (2012) Richard is an Environmental Affairs Advisor at Terrapure Environmental
Andrew McCartan (2017) Andrew is a PhD candidate at Maynooth University, Ireland
Dr. Kerrie Pickering (2013). Kerrie completed her PhD in Sustainability at Brock University and the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Dr. Pius Siakwah (2012) Pius is now a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
“I enjoyed the intellectual engagement and close attention from faculty members in the Geography Department at Brock University. I gained invaluable theoretical, methodological, and geographical understandings, which prepared me well for my doctoral studies.”
— Mert Coskan (Brock MA in Geography ’13), PhD Candidate at Carleton University
“As a rural Niagara resident, studying rural geography and community development as they relate to the Niagara Region during my undergrad motivated me to continue studying geography and join the MA program.”
— Dr. Sara Epp (Brock MA in Geography ’13), Assistant Professor of Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph
“The privilege of working with a willing and devoted academic supervisor who provides direction on how I can advance my research interest.”
— Micheal Boateng (Brock MA in Geography ’14), Data Analyst, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Ontario
“The diverse sub-disciplinary backgrounds of the devoted faculty promote a wide-range of possibilities to take one’s own research.”
— Rick Epp (Brock MA in Geography ’17), Data Analyst, City Of Hamilton
“I find the MA program in Geography to be very helpful in merging the physical and human aspects of my research topic.”
— Lisa Arblaster (Brock MA in Geography ’14), Operational Forecaster (Meteorologist), RWDI
“The department has such an impressive scope of expertise, which is necessary for providing a comprehensive graduate program.”
— David Szymanski (Brock MA in Geography ’15), Teacher, Ottawa Catholic School Board
“I intend to study the often conflicting and complementing role of the central government and decentralized bodies towards disasters in Ghana and its challenges on disaster management. I find the MA program at Brock University invaluable in helping me achieve this objective.”
— Oscar Asiedu Kuffour (Brock MA in Geography ’14), Candidate in the PhD program in Geography at Queen’s University
“At Brock I developed diverse insights into the relationships between humans and the spaces we occupy and move through. I am applying these insights in my MA research, which examines the implications of ‘creative’ urban renewal in the city of Hamilton, Ontario.”
— Paul Russumanno (Brock MA in Geography ’16), Program Manager, Kindertown Child Care and Learning Centre