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Happy 2019-2020 Year!

This fall, ACE Space welcomed four new graduate student members: Tolulope Akerele, Kathleen Hackett, Forough Mohammadi, and Navjotpal Kaur, as well as four new undergraduate students: Randi Burke, Melissa Roche, Camellia Penney, and Siyi Zhou.

Big congratulations are in order for our student members. ACE Space alum Nelson Graham successfully completed his thesis, “The experiences of immigrant entrepreneurs in a medium-sized Canadian city,” which was called “strong,” “crucial,” and “valuable” by reviewers. Best wishes for your next steps with the PhD in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Nelson!

ACE Space alum Anika Bursey was accepted into the School of Community and Regional Planning at The University of British Columbia. Current undergraduate students Camellia Penney and Siyi Zhou made the Dean’s List.

2019-2020 ACE Space events ongoing!

In 2019-2020, we are continuing our Adaptive Cities & Engagement Speakers Series.

On October 11th, ACE Space hosted Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, a Professor at Wilfred Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She discussed her research, “A tale of three mid-sized cities: The Syrian refugee resettlement and a progressive sense of place” (with co-authors L. Veronis, B. Cullen, and H. Duyen).

Next up in the Series, Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman (Assistant Professor, Memorial University) will give a geography “Blue Box” talk titled, “Rust and Reinvention: Immigration and urban change in the American Rust Belt,” from 3-4pm in Science Room 2025.

Professor Nicholas Lynch and Zero Waste (a non-profit organization) held a “The Road to Zero Waste” event at the Fluvarium on Oct. 25th. Professor Lynch will also be holding a circular economy event in 2020!

For undergraduates: Everything starts with “(urban) planning”. We are offering three urban courses in Geography this academic year: Community & Regional Planning & Development (GEOG 3350), Urban Geography (GEOG 3701-Winter), and Regional Development (GEOG 4320). You can find out more about these courses on our Learning page. These classes will present you opportunities to examine the challenges and new development of adapting new urbanist design principles in Newfoundland and across the world.

Get involved with ACE Space:

Are you an undergraduate student at Memorial interested in urban studies? You can be part of our team too! To apply to join us, contact Nicholas Lynch at nicholas.lynch@mun.ca. are you a community member or professional with expertise in urban planning and would like to meet with our research team or be our lecture guest? We’d love to hear from you—please contact Yolande Pottie-Sherman at ypottiesherm@mun.ca. Are you a prospective graduate student? You can find out more about the kinds of thesis projects we’re interested in supervising by clicking on our bios. If you have general questions, or wondering about volunteer opportunities, or any comments about our urban study projects, feel free to leave a message through the website email!

Looking forward to the 2019-2020 year!


Siyi Zhou

ACE Space Student Coordinator

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